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USS Louisiana collision at sea

Posted August 22, 2016 by

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) and a U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state Aug. 18, 2016. The collision occurred at 6 p.m. There were no injuries to personnel. Assessments of the damage to both the submarine…

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U.S. military crew in Nevada chopper crash was from Moody AFB

Posted August 22, 2016 by Ken Ritter

Four U.S. Air Force helicopter crew members hurt in a crash during an international combat training exercise in Nevada were part of a unit on assignment from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., officials said Aug. 19. The crew members were treated at a Las Vegas hospital for injuries that their commander said weren’t believed to…

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Headlines – August 19, 2016

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News Company sold ‘defective’ combat helmets to Pentagon – The Justice Department’s inspector general Aug. 17 released a scathing report on practices at Federal Prison Industries, a government-operated group that employed inmates to manufacture nearly 150,000 military helmets.     Business Pentagon taps Olympic inventor, Lululemon for chem-warfare suit challenge – The Pentagon wants a…

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News Briefs – August 19, 2016

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Body found at Nellis Air Force Base Authorities are investigating the body of a man who was found dead on site at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz said Aug. 17 that the body was found about 6:40 a.m., Aug. 16, in a dirt lot near the golf course on the…

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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

Posted August 18, 2016 by

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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Headlines – August 17, 2016

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News US airstrikes hit IS in Libya, marking 48 strikes in August – Airstrikes launched by the United States have hit an Islamic State group vehicle and four militant positions in Libya, raising to 48 the number of U.S. airstrikes against the extremist group since Washington launched its anti-IS campaign in Libya on Aug. 1….

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News Briefs – August 17, 2016

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Separatists, Russians stage exercises again in Moldova Moldovan separatists say Russian troops have joined their troops in the breakaway republic of Trans-Dniester for joint military exercises for the second time this month. The official news agency Novostipmr.com said Aug. 16 that special units took part in anti-terror exercises south of the separatist capital, Tiraspol. The…

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Headlines – August 15, 2016

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News SpaceX does it again – California-based SpaceX’s eighth launch this year carried a Japanese satellite into orbit.     Business KC-46 tanker cleared for production – The KC-46A Pegasus tanker has been cleared for production, a major step forward for the Boeing-led design.   Tata Power SED emerges as lowest bidder to build sonar…

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T-45 crashes in Texas, pilot ejects safely

Posted August 15, 2016 by

A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk crashed southwest of Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, at approximately 9:20 p.m., CDT, Aug. 14, 2016. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated for injuries at a local hospital. The training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 21, crashed during a routine training mission over Brooks County. County first…

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Headlines – August 12, 2016

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News Pentagon acknowledges U.S. ground forces supporting ISIS fight in Libya – The Pentagon acknowledged Aug 8 that a “small number” of U.S. forces are going in and out of Libya in support of an expanded air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.     Business Lockheed-Elbit team joins British tank-upgrade competition…

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