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Headlines – January 9, 2018

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News Undersea cables the Achilles’ heel in lead-up to new cold war – It’s a little-known twist in the cyber-warfare between nations that carries potentially devastating consequences. At a time when more than 95% of everything that moves on the global Internet passes through just 200 undersea fiber-optic cables, potential adversaries such as the US,…

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News Briefs – February 12, 2018

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U.S. adding air power, intelligence gathering in Afghanistan The U.S. is shifting combat and intelligence-gathering aircraft to Afghanistan as part of an intensified focus on the Taliban, now that the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is winding down, the commander of coalition air forces in Afghanistan said Feb. 7. Air…

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News Briefs – March 21, 2018

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Pentagon releases names of 7 airmen killed in crash in Iraq The Defense Department has released the names of seven airmen who were killed March 15 when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Those who were killed include Capt. Mark K. Weber, 29, of…

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Headlines – April 30, 2018

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News DOD: At least 126 bases report water contaminants linked to cancer, birth defects – The water at or around 126 military installations contains potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and developmental delays for fetuses and infants, the Pentagon has found.     Business France says it will consider…

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A history of Memorial Day

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon Air Force Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, salutes a wreath during a Memorial Day service in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 28, 2018. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of…

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Headlines – July 2, 2018

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News Air Force T-6 squadron pauses training after more physiological scares – An Air Force T-6 training squadron in Texas became the latest to pause operations after multiple pilots reported physiological episodes with the trainer aircraft’s OBOGS system, the Air Force confirmed June 29.   Senate confirms new military commander in Afghanistan, South Korean ambassador…

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News Briefs – August 6, 2018

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Army using drug waivers, bonuses to fill ranks The U.S. Army is issuing more waivers for past drug use or bad conduct by recruits, and pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that nearly one-third of all the waivers granted by…

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Headlines – September 5, 2018

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News Here’s blueprint for Erik Prince’s $5 billion plan to privatize the Afghanistan war – Blackwater founder Erik Prince thinks the time is right to try a new approach in Afghanistan, one that he says will reduce war spending to a sliver of its current levels, get most troops home and eliminate Pakistan’s influence on…

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Headlines – October 10, 2018

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News Mattis orders fighter jet readiness to jump to 80 percent — in one year – Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ordered the Air Force and Navy to get mission capable rates for four key tactical aircraft up above 80 percent by the end of next September, a daunting challenge given the current readiness…

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Headlines – November 5, 2018

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News Here’s military units headed to the border – The following military units are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet President Donald Trump’s directive to deploy active duty forces through Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. DOD now reports more than 7,000 troops will be tasked to support the Department of Homeland Security.  …

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