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Aerotech News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

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Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! Our special editorial focus this month is “NASA: 60 Years and Counting” – we hope you enjoy this special look at…

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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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News Briefs – October 10, 2018

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Army says changes will help recruiting in 2019 Army officials say it will take time to overcome the recruiting challenges that caused them to miss their enlistment goal this year. But they say changes that include adding recruiters and beefing up marketing will enable them to get the recruits they need in 2019. Gen. Mark…

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Headlines – October 8, 2018

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News Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Afghanistan – The Defense Department on Oct. 5 released the name of the soldier who was killed last week in Afghanistan.   Lawmaker: It’s time to end the war in Afghanistan – To mark the 17th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D. Ariz., wants…

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News Briefs – October 8, 2018

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One U.S. military member killed in Afghanistan The U.S. military says one service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Twenty-three-year-old Spec. James A. Slape from Morehead City, N.C., died Oct. 4 as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province. The incident is under investigation. Slape was assigned…

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Vandenberg launches SpaceX’s Falcon 9

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On Oct. 7 at 7:21 p.m., PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.

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Headlines – October 5, 2018

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News Navy vet arrested for allegedly trying to poison Mattis, Navy’s top officer – A Navy veteran from Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with packages suspected to contain ricin that were mailed to Pentagon and Navy leadership on Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Salt Lake City confirmed to Military Times.   Navy proposing…

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News Briefs – October 5, 2018

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Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali. Speaking alongside Mattis at a press conference Oct. 2 in Paris, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Pentagon chief reassured her…

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Headlines – October 3, 2018

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News Defense Secretary Mattis, Navy’s top officer targeted in suspected ricin mail attack at Pentagon – At least two packages mailed to the Pentagon this week are believed to contain the poison ricin, and the FBI is now investigating them, the Pentagon said Oct. 2.   U.S. military on standby to evacuate consulate in Iraq…

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News Briefs – October 3, 2018

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U.S. says Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to U.S. ship A Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to a U.S. Navy ship in the South China Sea, forcing it to maneuver to prevent a collision, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Oct. 2, describing an encounter that could worsen tensions between the nations. The Chinese warship approached…

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