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Headlines – February 26, 2018

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News Flying blind and freezing: Navy investigating terrifying EA-18G Growler flight – The two-seater EA-18G was cruising at 25,000 feet Jan. 29, about 60 miles south of Seattle on a flight from Washington State’s Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to Naval Weapons Station China Lake. The crew received a warning that the system that controls…

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News Briefs – April 2, 2018

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Queen Elizabeth praises Royal Air Force on 100th anniversary Queen Elizabeth II has sent congratulations to Britain’s Royal Air Force on the 100th anniversary of its founding. The queen’s message was read at a breakfast reception held April 1 at a central London building that served as the RAF’s first headquarters. The Royal Air Force…

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Headlines – April 30, 2018

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News DOD: At least 126 bases report water contaminants linked to cancer, birth defects – The water at or around 126 military installations contains potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and developmental delays for fetuses and infants, the Pentagon has found.     Business France says it will consider…

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A history of Memorial Day

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon Air Force Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, salutes a wreath during a Memorial Day service in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 28, 2018. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of…

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Headlines – July 2, 2018

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News Air Force T-6 squadron pauses training after more physiological scares – An Air Force T-6 training squadron in Texas became the latest to pause operations after multiple pilots reported physiological episodes with the trainer aircraft’s OBOGS system, the Air Force confirmed June 29.   Senate confirms new military commander in Afghanistan, South Korean ambassador…

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News Briefs – August 6, 2018

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Army using drug waivers, bonuses to fill ranks The U.S. Army is issuing more waivers for past drug use or bad conduct by recruits, and pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that nearly one-third of all the waivers granted by…

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Headlines – September 5, 2018

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News Here’s blueprint for Erik Prince’s $5 billion plan to privatize the Afghanistan war – Blackwater founder Erik Prince thinks the time is right to try a new approach in Afghanistan, one that he says will reduce war spending to a sliver of its current levels, get most troops home and eliminate Pakistan’s influence on…

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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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Headlines – November 5, 2018

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News Here’s military units headed to the border – The following military units are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet President Donald Trump’s directive to deploy active duty forces through Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. DOD now reports more than 7,000 troops will be tasked to support the Department of Homeland Security.  …

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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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