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News Briefs – March 28, 2018

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Afghanis soon to fly missions with Black Hawks from U.S. KANADAHAR, Afghanistan–The U.S. military has been flying UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter missions in Afghanistan for years, but the storied aircraft will soon take to the country’s battlefields manned by pilots and crews from the Afghan military. The first group of Afghan trainees is in the…

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Headlines – March 23, 2018

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News New Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving – President Donald Trump late on March 23 issued a new order banning transgender individuals from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” again insisting they pose a threat to military readiness.     Business Emerging German-Dutch naval tie-up has industry abuzz –…

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News Briefs – March 26, 2018

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Residents claim Air Force pollution still making them sick More than 1,350 residents on Tucson’s south side have filed formal claims with the U.S. Air Force in the past year, claiming pollution left behind from its plants and other industries is causing cancer and other illnesses in their community. The Arizona Daily Star reports details…

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Headlines – March 23, 2018

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News After 15 years, Iraq vets in Congress worry lawmakers learned little from the war – Fifteen years after the start of the Iraq war, Sen. Tammy Duckworth is worried that Congress didn’t learn anything from the controversial conflict.   Trump replacing McMaster with John Bolton as national security adviser – Charging ahead with the…

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News Briefs – March 23, 2018

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U.S.-South Korean military exercises to begin April 1 The Pentagon says the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1. The announcement March 19 comes at a potentially pivotal moment in U.S. diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear weapons, with a summit meeting planned for this spring. In a…

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Headlines – March 21, 2018

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News Soldier in bloody Niger mission had warned of gaps, defense officials say – The two officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, are troubled that low-level officers are being blamed for the botched mission instead of senior commanders who should be aware when…

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News Briefs – March 21, 2018

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Pentagon releases names of 7 airmen killed in crash in Iraq The Defense Department has released the names of seven airmen who were killed March 15 when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Those who were killed include Capt. Mark K. Weber, 29, of…

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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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News Briefs – March 19, 2018

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Pentagon: No survivors in American helicopter crash in Iraq All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said March 16 in a written statement. The aircraft crashed in western Iraq a day earlier, said the officials, who insisted on speaking anonymously to release details of the crash…

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Headlines – March 16, 2018

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News How Did Astronaut DNA Become ‘Fake News’? – For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.   Business Defiant undergoing rigorous testing prior to first flight this year – The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant coaxial helicopter demonstrator is now undergoing rigorous testing prior to its first flight expected…

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