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News Briefs – August 24, 2018

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Ex-employee sues Pratt & Whitney over jet engines A former engineer for jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has filed a federal false claims lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold flawed” engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear or even “catastrophic failure.” The Journal Inquirer reports that Peter…

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Headlines – August 22, 2018

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News VA may have mishandled thousands of sexual assault cases – Veterans Affairs officials may have improperly denied benefits to thousands of military sexual assault victims in recent years due to paperwork and procedural mistakes, according to a department inspector general report released Aug. 21.   Russia to deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey in 2019…

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News Briefs – August 22, 2018

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Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor. David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, which…

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Headlines – August 20, 2018

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News U.S. special ops helicopter crashes in Iraq – It is unclear why the MH-60 Blackhawk went down, but U.S. military sources with knowledge of the crash said the helicopter was returning to base after conducting a small-scale raid in an undisclosed region.   T-38 Talon training jet crashes in Oklahoma – An Air Force…

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News Briefs – August 20, 2018

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Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased The Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, says in just one month air defense assets have downed 45 drones targeting the Hemeimeem air base. The base…

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Military aircraft crash in Iraq highlights dangers troops face each day

Posted August 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The Aug. 19 military aircraft crash in Iraq highlights the dangers service members face every day, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters Aug. 20. An American service member died in the crash, and several others were injured. “The aircraft was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission against [the Islamic State of Iraq and…

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Headlines – August 17, 2018

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News President, Pentagon put off Washington parade – In a stunning move the evening of Aug. 16, the Pentagon announced that President Donald J. Trump’s military parade through the nation’s capital will be postponed until 2019.   Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan’s clearance – President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance…

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News Briefs – August 17, 2018

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Judge: U.S. should soon rule on Army specialist’s citizenship A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. Yea Ji Sea of South Korea appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Aug. 14. She filed a lawsuit last month demanding…

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Trump nixes $92 million military parade, blames D.C. for high cost

Posted August 17, 2018 by by Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine Lucey

Navy photograph by POC Michael McNabb Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 12, 2017, during a rehearsal for the Bastille Day military parade. The U.S. led the parade to commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War…

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Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition – August 17, 2018

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Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which the president signed at a ceremony at Fort Drum, N.Y. this week, contains many funding provisions that directly impact programs here in Aerospace Valley.

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