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Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Posted April 7, 2017 by Ben Nuckols

CLINTON, Md.–A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed April 5 in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-story brick homes in the…

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News Briefs – September 15, 2017

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Remains of missing Vietnam-era soldier identified A northeast Oklahoma soldier’s remains have been identified more than 50 years after the Vietnam War. The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Air Force Col. Ronald Scott’s remains will arrive in Claremore next week. He’ll be honored with a graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 22. The Defense…

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Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

Posted May 31, 2017 by AP

FORT IRWIN, Calif.–One Mississippi National Guard soldier has been killed and three others have been injured during a training exercise in California. The Guard said in a news release May 30 that investigators are trying to determine what caused the death and injuries May 29 night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The…

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Headlines – September 6, 2017

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News Trump pledges new weapon sales for Japan, South Korea – In the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear weapons test, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged Sept. 5 to increase weapon sales to Japan and South Korea.     Business Poland MoD signs rifle deal, announces defense spending hike – Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz…

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Names of 2 Fort Campbell killed in helicopter crash released

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly, left, and Warrant Officer James Casadona, right, were killed in an Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 6. Two soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training mission at Fort Campbell, Ky., officials at the Army post said April 7. On April 8, Fort Campbell…

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Headlines – March 19, 2018

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News U.S. helicopter crashes in western Iraq – A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, U.S. officials said March 15.   Navy identifies aviators killed in Super Hornet crash – Navy officials have identified the two aviators killed March 14 when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on…

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Headlines – July 20, 2016

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News Pentagon assembles allied nations to plot out next stage of Islamic State fight – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will gather defense ministers from allied nations this week to plan what officials hope will be the decisive stage in the campaign against the Islamic State, even as political upheaval and terrorist attacks strain the…

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Headlines – December 19, 2016

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News China says it will give drone back, but Trump says ‘keep it’ – China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told “we don’t want the drone they stole…

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Headlines – October 19, 2015

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News: U.S., Japanese naval forces stage show of strength – Japan and the United States staged a naval show of strength off Tokyo Bay Oct. 18 as they flashed a pair of powerful, flat-deck warships perhaps just days before the U.S. Navy plans to challenge disputed Chinese claims to territory in the nearby South China…

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Headlines – January 17, 2018

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News Navy filing homicide charges for McCain, Fitzgerald commanders – The commanders of two warships that collided with commercial vessels in the west Pacific last summer, killing 17 sailors, will face negligent homicide and other criminal charges, Navy officials said Jan. 16.     Business French order of C-130J aircraft signals plan for larger Air…

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