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Headlines – December 21, 2015

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News Boeing, Lockheed to press on with bomber protest – Boeing and Lockheed Martin Dec. 18 vowed to press ahead with their effort to overturn the Pentagon’s award of twin contracts to Northrop Grumman to develop and build a fleet of new long-range bombers costing around $80 billion, a process they described as “irreparably flawed.”…

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News Briefs – November 15, 2017

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101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident. The Department of Defense said in a news release Nov. 12 that 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, of…

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Headlines – June 17, 2016

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News House advances $576 billion defense spending bill – House lawmakers June 16 advanced a $576 billion defense spending plan for fiscal 2017 that faces a Senate fight, a White House veto and a host of other political obstacles that could block it from ever becoming law.     Business Italy lands largest ever naval…

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Thunderbird pilot dies in F-16 crash

Posted April 4, 2018 by by Stuart Ibberson

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4. The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagno hailed from Valencia, Calif. Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate…

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News Briefs – July 3, 2017

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U.S., Philippine navies patrol troubled waters in Philippines U.S. and Philippine navy ships have patrolled waters in the southern Philippines, where kidnappings by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf militants have sparked a regional security alarm. U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Arlo Abrahamson says a Navy combat ship, the USS Coronado, and the Philippine navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz…

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News Briefs – February 1, 2016

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Pentagon tells Senate it won’t demote retired Petraeus The Pentagon says it will not demote retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information while CIA director, an incident stemming from an affair with his biographer. “The Army completed its review of his case and recommended no additional…

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News Briefs – March 28, 2016

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Navy captain sentenced to 46 months for accepting bribes A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced a Navy captain who oversaw operations in the U.S. Pacific Fleet to 46 months in prison for providing classified information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for luxury hotel stays and the services of prostitutes. Capt. Daniel…

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Officials Identify Marines Lost in Osprey Incident

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Three U.S. Marines have been declared deceased after extensive search-and-rescue efforts when an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft entered the water off the coast of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, the evening of Aug. 5. The deceased are: Marine Corps 1st Lt. Benjamin R. Cross, 26, of Oxford, Maine. Cross was assigned to Marine…

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News Briefs – November 20, 2017

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Japanese tug boat scrapes U.S. Navy ship during exercise A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said. The USS Benfold sustained minimal damage Nov. 20, including scrapes on its side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was injured on either…

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Air Force releases report on Reaper crash

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A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released July 11. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was assigned to the 432nd…

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