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Headlines – September 5, 2018

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News SFAB squadron command sergeant major killed in insider attack in Afghanistan – The top enlisted soldier of a unit advising Afghan troops died Sept. 3 following an insider attack, the Defense Department confirmed Sept. 4.   American service member in Afghanistan dies in non-combat incident – A U.S. service member died Sept. 4 in…

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News Briefs – September 5, 2018

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Vietnam War casualty from Bakersfield identified Remains found at an underwater site have been identified as those of a naval aviator from Bakersfield whose aircraft vanished during a Vietnam War mission on Sept. 21, 1966. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Cmdr. James B. Mills was accounted for this month after years of investigation….

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Headlines – August 31, 2018

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News Trump makes it clear: No military exercises with South Korea – A day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said there were no plans to cancel future joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises, President Donald Trump made it clear: they’re not happening.     Business Northrop Grumman gets a start on next-gen missile warning satellites –…

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News Briefs – August 31, 2018

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U.S. military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 3 The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing three fighters. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the strike was carried out on Monday about 24 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. has carried out 21 such…

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Headlines – August 29, 2018

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News 300,000 troops, 900 tanks: Russia’s biggest military drills since Cold War – Russia is mobilizing for its biggest military exercise since the height of the Cold War, the Kremlin says, citing a tense international climate that is “frequently aggressive and unfriendly towards us.”   Afghanistan operations could hit 22 years – but don’t call…

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News Briefs – August 29, 2018

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Iran says it signed deal to help rebuild Syria’s military Iran’s defense minister says his country has signed a deal with Syria to rebuild the Syrian armed forces that have been battered by years of war. Amir Hatami, who is on a two-day visit to Syria, told the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV station in an interview…

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Headlines – August 27, 2018

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News John McCain — war hero, political giant — dies at 81 – Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who became one of the nation’s most prominent defense policy voices, passed away Aug. 25 at the age of 81.   NATO receives first lot of U.S. precision-guided munitions – Precision-guided…

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News Briefs – August 27, 2018

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Air Force: Engine failure caused Texas jet crash The U.S. Air Force says a fatal plane crash involving a flight instructor last year in Texas was the result of a “total hydraulic failure” of the jet’s engine. The San Antonio Express-News reports that investigative documents were released Aug. 22 about the crash that killed Capt….

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Headlines – August 24, 2018

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News U.S. military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills two – The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing two fighters.     Business Lockheed appoints Michele Evans as new aeronautics head – Lockheed Martin announced the appointment of Michele Evans as executive vice president for aeronautics,…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2018

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Ex-employee sues Pratt & Whitney over jet engines A former engineer for jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has filed a federal false claims lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold flawed” engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear or even “catastrophic failure.” The Journal Inquirer reports that Peter…

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