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Headlines – August 15, 2018

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News Trump signals he may ignore Russia provisions in defense bill he just signed – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a statement he reserves the right to ignore the defense authorization law’s ban on U.S. recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea, among 50 other provisions he says tread on his authority as president.  …

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News Briefs – August 15, 2018

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U.S. commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan An Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, the Defense Department said Aug. 13. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday at a hospital in Germany. He was wounded when an…

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Headlines – August 13, 2018

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News Pentagon lays groundwork for Space Force to blast off in 2020 – Vice President Mike Pence on Aug. 9 unveiled the Pentagon’s plan to set the stage for a Space Force — a new military service branch centered around space operations — which could be in effect as early as 2020.     Business…

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News Briefs – August 13, 2018

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For now, U.S. Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press Aug. 8 and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and…

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

Posted August 13, 2018 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.

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Headlines – August 10, 2018

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News Democrats demand White House reveal details of outside businessmen’s influence on VA policy – Congressional Democrats are demanding the White House clarify who is leading veterans policy efforts for the administration after a ProPublica investigation found evidence a trio of executives with personal ties to President Donald Trump have been privately influencing department decisions….

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News Briefs – August 10, 2018

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Army agrees to restore access to Hawaiian cultural sites The U.S. Army has agreed to restore access to a valley considered sacred on Oahu in a settlement with a Native Hawaiian cultural group. The Army has settled the 2016 federal lawsuit by Malama Makua, agreeing to pay $80,000 in attorney fees and to address an…

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VSS Unity heads into mesosphere at Mach 2.4
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Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

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Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The VSS Unity reached a key milestone in its test program, conducting a supersonic test flight that took the craft into the mesosphere for the first time.

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Headlines – August 8, 2018

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News Mattis says peace talks with the Taliban are underway – Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Aug. 7 that peace talks are underway to end the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.   Mattis supportive of new combatant command for space operations – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis seems to have reversed course on his previous stance…

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News Briefs – August 8, 2018

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Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices A new Pentagon order says military troops and other defense personnel on certain sensitive bases and warzone areas won’t be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location. The memo stops short of banning the fitness trackers or other electronic devices, which…

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