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Headlines – June 8, 2016

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News Chinese jet makes ‘unsafe’ intercept of Air Force plane – A U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft flying June 7 in international airspace over the East China Sea was intercepted in an “unsafe manner” by a Chinese J-10 fighter jet, several defense officials tell CNN.   Air National Guard F-16 fighter pilots collide over…

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News Briefs – June 8, 2016

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South Burlington council to discuss joining F-35 lawsuit Officials in South Burlington, Vt., are considering joining a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force regarding F-35 fighter jets. The city council decided unanimously June 6 to continue to discuss becoming a party in the lawsuit filed in reaction to the military planes’ environmental impact. The suit…

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Headlines – June 6, 2016

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News Army releases names of all 9 soldiers killed in Fort Hood truck accident – Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, on Sunday released the name of the ninth soldier who died when a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned in a flooded low-water crossing on post.     Business Ready for Eurosatory: 1,536 companies head to…

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USAF Thunderbird pilot in good medical condition, released from hospital

Posted June 6, 2016 by Lt. Col. Chris B. Hammond

Maj. Alex Turner, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #6, is in good medical condition and has recently been released from the hospital. “The cause of the mishap is currently under investigation,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. “Major Turner’s ability to steer the aircraft away from any populated areas and safely eject speaks to…

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News Briefs – June 3, 2016

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U.S. drone strike targets al-Shabab commander in Somalia A U.S. drone strike May 27 targeted a senior military commander of al-Shabab in Somalia, the Pentagon said June 1, adding that they can’t confirm yet if he was killed. U.S. officials also said that American forces provided some support to an African-led military operation in Somalia…

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Five soldiers killed when vehicle overturns in flash flooding at Fort Hood

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Army photograph by Sgt. Angel Turner This file photo shows a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Five soldiers were killed and four others remain missing after a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned during flash flooding at a water crossing at Fort Hood, Texas, June 2. Emergency personnel…

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Navy identifies Blue Angel following crash

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron crashed during yesterday’s air show practice at the Smyrna, Tenn., Airport. The pilot, who did not survive, has been identified. Blue Angel #6 was flown by Capt. Jeff Kuss, 32, of Durango, Colo. He served as the opposing solo pilot. This was Kuss’ second year…

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Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes in Tennessee

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The U.S. Navy reports a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet, part of the Navy’s Blue Angels aerial display team, has crashed in Smyrna, Tenn., where the team is scheduled to perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna air show this weekend. According to a county fire dispatcher, one person has been reported dead….

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Obama meets Air Force pilot who ejected before jet crash

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Josh Lederman and Dan Elliott

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.–The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover met with President Barack Obama shortly safely ejecting safely into a Colorado field. News of the crash broke while Obama’s motorcade was returning to Peterson Air Force Base for his flight back to Washington. The pilot ejected about 15…

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Headlines – June 1, 2016

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News Two U.S. troops injured during ISIS attacks in Iraq, Syria – Two American troops were injured over the weekend in separate attacks by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a defense official said, marking the first time the U.S. military has publicly disclosed a casualty among troops deployed to Syria.     Business…

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