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News Briefs – June 3, 2016

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U.S. drone strike targets al-Shabab commander in Somalia A U.S. drone strike May 27 targeted a senior military commander of al-Shabab in Somalia, the Pentagon said June 1, adding that they can’t confirm yet if he was killed. U.S. officials also said that American forces provided some support to an African-led military operation in Somalia…

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News Briefs – July 6, 2016

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MQ-9 crashes in northern Syria An MQ-9 Reaper crashed in northern Syria July 5. The aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the aircraft was lost. The remotely piloted aircraft crash was not due to enemy fire. There are no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the crash…

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Headlines – August 3, 2016

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News Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes during training in Nevada – An F/A-18C pilot is safe and being treated at an area hospital after ejecting from his Hornet during a training flight near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., Aug. 2.   North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into sea near Japan – A medium-range ballistic…

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News Briefs – September 2, 2016

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Four pilots on restricted duty after low pass over stadium U.S. Air Force officials say four Georgia-based pilots are restricted from flight duties after their military jets swooped low over a football stadium in Charlotte, N.C., as the Carolina Panthers practiced. Officials at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., say four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs flew over…

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Headlines – October 5, 2016

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News Armed drone export standards sought by U.S., dozens of allies – The Obama administration is working with as many as 40 nations to develop principles for the export of armed drones — and unarmed versions configured to carry weapons — in recognition of the booming demand worldwide for pilotless aircraft.   Pentagon fronts bomb…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2016

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Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan, Alaska. In an agreement signed Oct. 31, the Navy announced it will increase the number of testing events involving vessels at the Southeast…

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News Briefs – December 27, 2016

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Wisconsin residents worried about F-35 noise Dane County residents in Wisconsin say basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison would be too noisy. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Dec. 26 that people around Truax Field are already fed up with the noise from F-16s. Sara Petzold said the windows of her home on Madison’s north side…

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News Briefs – February 6, 2017

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Former Navy base now has more than 1,200 employees The agency that’s redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine says it has surpassed its five-year goal with more than double the number of projected jobs. Steve Levesque of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority says more than 100 entities doing business at Brunswick Landing…

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Headlines – March 13, 2017

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News Prosecuting Marines over nude photo scandal could be difficult – Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller March 10 promised action against any service member involved in the social media nude photo sharing scandal, but just what punishment these troops could face remains unclear.     Business L3 unveils new sensor system – L3 has…

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Headlines – April 15, 2017

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News Trump says NATO ‘no longer obsolete’ in series of foreign policy reversals – U.S. President Donald Trump has said NATO is “no longer obsolete,” a huge reversal from an oft-stated stance that alarmed U.S. allies, and one in a series of recent foreign policy U-turns.   Amid calls for more boots on the ground,…

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