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Officials Identify Marines Lost in Osprey Incident

Posted August 11, 2017 by

Three U.S. Marines have been declared deceased after extensive search-and-rescue efforts when an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft entered the water off the coast of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, the evening of Aug. 5. The deceased are: Marine Corps 1st Lt. Benjamin R. Cross, 26, of Oxford, Maine. Cross was assigned to Marine…

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News Briefs – December 20, 2017

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UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair The British navy’s newest and most expensive aircraft carrier needs repairs after a faulty shaft seal was identified during sea trials. Officials say the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which cost roughly 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) to build, will be “scheduled for repair” at Portsmouth. Defense Secretary Gavin…

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News Briefs – March 9, 2016

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Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has launched several medium-range and short-range ballistic missiles in recent days as part of a military exercise, the official IRNA news agency reported March 8. The missiles had a range of 300 kilometers (185 miles) to 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), IRNA quoted Gen. Amir Ali…

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News Briefs – April 22, 2019

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U.S. gives 3 Black Hawk helicopters to Albania military Albania’s Defense Ministry says the United States has provided three Black Hawk helicopters to bolster its military capacities. A statement April 20 said Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, who is visiting the United States, signed the deal at the New Jersey National Guard. Helicopters are part of…

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Headlines – December 16, 2016

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News To protect civilians, Pentagon tightens rules on combat – The Pentagon has revised a 2015 manual for waging combat while obeying the international laws of war, tightening rules for when it is lawful to fire on a military target even though civilians are nearby.     Business Kuwait wants Abrams tank upgrades – Kuwait…

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Headlines – January 27, 2016

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News Pentagon in open brawl over spending priorities – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is facing an open revolt in his own ranks.   U.S. military changes how it discloses civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria – As the U.S. military prepares to expand its operations against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and…

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News Briefs – September 28, 2016

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EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army European Union nations pressed ahead Sept. 27 with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters. With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe’s capacity to run…

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News Briefs – December 6, 2017

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U.S. Navy’s second stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for 1st time The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time Dec. 4, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for builder trials. The future USS Michael Monsoor carefully navigated the winding Kennebec River in…

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Headlines – July 8, 2016

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News Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation – President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and July 6 he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. Obama repeatedly promised to end the U.S. mission in Afghanistan before the end of his administration in 2017,…

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Headlines – August 30, 2017

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News North Korea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test – North Korea carried out one of its most provocative missile tests in recent years early Aug. 29, hurling a ballistic missile directly over Japan that prompted the government in Tokyo to warn residents in its path to take cover.   Search still underway for…

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