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Headlines – March 7, 2016

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News The Pentagon starts planning to base more troops in Europe – The Pentagon is discussing plans to permanently move one or more Army brigade combat teams back to Europe, where the top American commander has signaled an urgent need to shore up allied defenses against the Russians, Military Times has learned.     Business…

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News Briefs – December 18, 2017

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NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes YUMA, Ariz.–NASA on Dec. 15 successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft’s ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion’s three main parachutes to simulate the…

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Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Posted January 25, 2016 by Caleb Jones and Audrey McAvoy

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii — Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Jan. 22 to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission. Military members and families gathered for a memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe after the status…

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Headlines – January 27, 2017

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News Trump considers using the U.S. military to establish refugee camps in Syria – President Trump envisions using the U.S. military, in conjunction with the State Department, to establish and protect refugee camps in Syria and neighboring countries, according to a draft executive order outlining several steps the new administration intends to take with hopes…

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News Briefs – May 4, 2016

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Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing U.S. planes, ship Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said May 2. “My hope is that we can stop this sort of activity,” Adm. John M. Richardson told reporters at…

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Headlines – October 16, 2015

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News: Obama extends Afghanistan mission into 2017 – President Obama’s long dream of concluding the war in Afghanistan before he departs the White House officially ended Oct. 15 with the announcement that the U.S. will leave up to 5,500 troops there into 2017.   Business: Canada’s Navy in talks to rent Spanish replenishment ship –…

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News Briefs – September 30, 2015

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U.S. military launches strike on Afghan city taken by Taliban The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban the previous day. U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, spokesman for the U.S. and NATO missions in Afghanistan, says the airstrike early Sept….

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F-16 crashes near Joint Base Andrews

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A D.C. Air National Guard F-16C Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 113th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., crashed at about 9:15 a.m. April 5 approximately six miles southwest of the base. The aircraft was flying along with other D.C. ANG aircraft in a routine training mission in the greater Washington area. The aircraft carried…

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News Briefs – May 6, 2016

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U.S. military: Al Qaeda working more closely with the Taliban The U.S. military says al Qaeda is working more closely with the Taliban in Afghanistan, raising concern that the militant group could bolster the fight against Afghan government forces. Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland is a spokesman for the U.S.-NATO mission. Cleveland told Pentagon reporters during…

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News Briefs – October 3, 2016

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Turkey renews OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq Turkey’s state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group. The resolution, first passed in 2014, was renewed Oct. 1, the first and only item on the…

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