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Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Posted January 25, 2016 by Caleb Jones and Audrey McAvoy

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii — Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Jan. 22 to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission. Military members and families gathered for a memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe after the status…

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Headlines – January 22, 2016

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News Luke Air Force Base: Remains found at site of F-16 crash in Arizona – Human remains have been found at the crash site of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet that went down Jan 21 in Arizona, according to a Luke Air Force Base statement.   In Singapore, another U.S. Navy LCS sidelined with…

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News Briefs – January 22, 2016

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China publicizes landing drills near Taiwan after elections China has publicized recent live-fire landing exercises along the coast opposite Taiwan, days after the island elected an independence-leaning president. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s military channel said Jan. 212 the drills were held recently by the 31st army based in Xiamen, near the Taiwanese-held island of Kinmen….

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Luke F-16 crashes in Arizona

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base crashed at approximately 8:45 a.m., Jan. 21 north of Luke AFB in the vicinity of Bagdad, Ariz. Luke AFB officials are working closely with local authorities in a search and rescue operation. Due to the remote location and rugged terrain,…

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Headlines – January 20, 2016

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News Number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq likely to increase – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Tuesday that the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq will likely increase, citing the recent success in taking the city of Ramadi back from the Islamic State and a need to train more Iraqi military and…

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News Briefs – January 20, 2016

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U.S. Air Force officer dead in non-combat incident in Qatar A U.S. Air Force officer from Kansas has died in a non-combat related incident while serving in Qatar. The Department of Defense says 42-year-old Maj. John D. Gerrie died Jan. 16 in Al Udeid Air Base. The cause of death was not immediately released. DOD…

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Still no luck in hunt for 12 Marines after Hawaii crashes

Posted January 20, 2016 by Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Teams searching the waters off Hawaii where two Marine helicopters crashed have had no luck so far in their hunt for 12 missing crew members. Three of the four life rafts aboard the helicopters have been recovered and efforts were being made to retrieve the fourth. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday…

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Headlines – January 18, 2016

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News Air Force to Delay A-10 Retirement, Thanks to ISIS – After trying to retire the battle-tested Warthog for the past two years, Air Force officials concede that the plane is key to the war on ISIS.     Business General Electric to move headquarters to Boston – GE set to get up to $145…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2016

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U.S. imposes new Iran sanctions for ballistic missile testing The United States Jan. 17 imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran’s firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, a new punishment one day after the Obama administration lifted economic penalties against the Islamic Republic over…

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Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

Posted January 18, 2016 by Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Jan. 18 she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far….

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