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USS Louisiana collision at sea

Posted August 22, 2016 by

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) and a U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state Aug. 18, 2016. The collision occurred at 6 p.m. There were no injuries to personnel. Assessments of the damage to both the submarine…

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Headlines – January 29, 2018

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News With first A-10 strikes in Afghanistan, Marines call in the heat on the Taliban – Two sorties of A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft struck Taliban militants in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 24. It’s the first series of strikes by the aircraft since its return to Afghanistan on Jan. 19.     Business SpaceX’s Falcon…

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Headlines – August 15, 2016

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News SpaceX does it again – California-based SpaceX’s eighth launch this year carried a Japanese satellite into orbit.     Business KC-46 tanker cleared for production – The KC-46A Pegasus tanker has been cleared for production, a major step forward for the Boeing-led design.   Tata Power SED emerges as lowest bidder to build sonar…

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President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

Posted March 9, 2018 by Foster Klug

SEOUL, South Korea–North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who’ve repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It would have been an unthinkable…

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News Briefs – February 19, 2016

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Alabama Army contractor gets prison for taking kickbacks An Alabama man once employed by an Army contractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to taking kickbacks and evading taxes. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Victor Villalobos of Enterprise, Ala., was sentenced Feb. 17 by a judge in the Southern District…

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Headlines – May 10, 2017

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News Rumored US troop increase in Afghanistan draws praise, worry on Capitol Hill – Reports of a proposed significant increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan brought praise from critics of the drawdown of forces in the region but renewed concerns from Democrats unsure of the president’s strategy for the war.   U.S.-made…

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Headlines – April 13, 2016

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News U.S., Philippines, united by China, ramp up military alliance – After a rocky patch of 25 years, the United States and the Philippines will solidify a new, increasingly complex military relationship this week, driven partly by China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea. An agreement that allows the United States to build facilities…

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Headlines – August 25, 2017

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News Pentagon may have up to 20,000 troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan; it reports only 14,000 – The Pentagon may have far more troops serving in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan than it has officially told the American public, due to the way some forces aren’t included in an official count.     Business Northrop’s…

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61st FS F-35 ground emergency at Mt. Home AFB

Posted September 26, 2016 by

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing jat Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., experienced a ground emergency at about 12:20 p.m., EDT, Sept. 23 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

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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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