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News Briefs – September 27, 2017

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U.S. Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals The Army is making moves to deal with an embarrassing number of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. This includes putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2017

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Iran holds air force drill in heart of its nuclear region Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the Iranian air force is holding its annual military exercise to show off its ability to safeguard the country’s airspace. The drill is taking place near the central city of Isfahan, a region that is home to the…

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News Briefs – December 8, 2017

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Serbia, Bosnia seek to boost ties after war crimes tensions Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Dec. 6 they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal….

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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

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A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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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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