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News Briefs – December 5, 2018

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NATO chief says Bosnia set for new move on membership path Bosnia-Herzegovina is likely to take a major step this week in its ambition to join NATO, the military alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Dec. 3. NATO foreign ministers are expected Dec. 5 to activate Bosnia’s Membership Action Plan, a reform process that prepares countries…

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Bush’s legacy includes decisive military action

Posted December 5, 2018 by Jim Garamone

His background was a little different than most who join the military at the age of 18, but his warmth, love of country and drive to serve made him a leader respected up and down his chains of command.  Service members who worked with former President George H.W. Bush, first as Ronald Reagan’s vice president…

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89th Airlift Wing to fly tribute honoring former president

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Lee U.S. service members with the Joint Forces Honor Guard participate in a departure ceremony for former President George H.W. Bush in front of the Special Air Mission 41 plane at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, Dec. 3, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel…

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Navy joins nation in mourning loss of former president, sailor George H.W. Bush

Posted December 5, 2018 by Yonca Poyraz-Dogan

Among America’s few seafaring presidents, former President George H.W. Bush passed away Nov. 30 at his Houston, Texas home at the age of 94.

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Headlines – December 3, 2018

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News Victims look to punish Iran for attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq – A lawsuit seeks to hold the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable to the tune of $10 billion for weapons, materials, training and other support that led directly to the death or mutilation of more than 1,000 U.S. troops from 2004 to…

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News Briefs – December 3, 2018

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Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia The Ukrainian president is urging NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov amid a standoff with Russia. President Petro Poroshenko made the call in an interview with the German daily Bild published Nov. 29, saying that “we hope that states within NATO…

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Headlines – November 30, 2018

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News Pentagon identifies three special operations troops killed by IED in Afghanistan – The Department of Defense on Wednesday released the identities of three U.S. special operations troops killed during combat operations in Afghanistan.   Envoy ‘tests all channels’ with Afghan Taliban in bid to launch peace talks – President Donald Trump’s envoy to Afghanistan…

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News Briefs – November 30, 2018

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Russia to deploy more anti-aircraft missiles in Crimea A military official says Russia will boost the defense of the occupied Crimean peninsula with more anti-aircraft missiles. The Interfax news agency on Nov. 28 quoted Col. Vadim Astafyev, the top Defense Ministry official in Russia’s south, as saying that Russia will add one S-400 anti-aircraft missile…

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Special tactics Airman killed in action in Afghanistan

Posted November 30, 2018 by Senior Airman Joseph Pick

Courtesy photograph Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. A special tactics U.S. Air Force airman was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan,…

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Headlines – November 28, 2018

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News Three US troops killed, three others wounded in IED blast in Afghanistan – Three U.S. service members were killed and three more were wounded by an improvised explosive device Nov. 27 in Afghanistan, according to officials with the NATO mission to the country.     Business Japan to order 100 more F-35 fighters from…

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