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U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

Posted November 12, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Kyleigh Williams An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19, Nov. 2, 2018. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat…

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Headlines – November 9, 2018

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News Russian intercept marks a return to Cold War behavior in Europe’s skies – This week saw a Russian fighter jet zoom dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea, the second publicized interdiction this year.   China showcases progress on stealth fighter jet at Zhuhai air show – China is…

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News Briefs – November 9, 2018

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Minsk warns against U.S. base in Poland, nixes Russian base MINSK, Belarus–The leader of Belarus has warned his nation would have to beef up its weapons arsenals if the United States sets up a military base in Poland. Commenting Nov. 6 on Poland’s proposal to host a U.S. base, President Alexander Lukashenko said it would…

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Headlines – November 7, 2018

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News Democrats’ big night brings big questions for defense policy – Democrats won the U.S. House in convincing fashion in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, promising to shake up defense policy in the coming year and raising the possibility of tumultuous impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.   Top U.S. general defends deployment of troops…

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News Briefs – November 7, 2018

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USS Wichita to be commissioned by Navy in early January The third Navy ship to bear the city of Wichita’s [Kansas] name will be sent into active duty early next year. The littoral combat ship USS Wichita will be commissioned Jan. 12 at a Naval Station in Mayport, Fla. Littoral combat ships are the Navy’s…

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U.S. EP-3 intercepted in near Black Sea

Posted November 7, 2018 by

On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-27 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting at risk the pilots and crew. The intercepting…

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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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News Briefs – November 5, 2018

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Decision on U.S.-Korea joint exercises coming by December The U.S. and South Korea are reviewing whether they will conduct large-scale military exercises next year and will decide before December. South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told reporters Oct. 31 at the Pentagon that if more exercises are suspended the two countries will conduct other training…

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Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Posted November 5, 2018 by Nataliya Vasilyeva

A Russian space investigation has found that sensor that was damaged during assembly forced a Russian rocket to abort its trip two minutes after it was launched, a top Russian official said Nov. 1. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin failed shortly into the Oct. 11 flight, sending…

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Headlines – November 2, 2018

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News President Trump: Border force could grow to 15,000 troops – President Donald Trump said Oct. 31 that the number of troops he is sending to the U.S.-Mexico border could grow to as many as 15,000 active duty and National Guard personnel, putting the deployment on par with the military’s wartime operations in Afghanistan.  …

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