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Headlines – October 28, 2015

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News : Budget deal gives DOD stability, almost all its money – A sweeping new two-year budget deal unveiled by the White House and congressional leaders late Oct. 27 would give Pentagon planners the fiscal stability they have been begging for, but falls about $5 billion short of what they hoped to receive in fiscal…

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News Briefs – October 28, 2015

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Officials: Navy pilot who buzzed Berkeley broke no rules The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules. Officials said Oct. 26 that the Jan. 27 flyover complied with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and Navy safety regulations. The Los Angeles Times…

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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson Editor

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III.

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Headlines – October 26, 2015

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News: Authorization bill veto won’t hit troops’ pay raise – Despite claims from conservative critics, President Obama’s veto of the 2016 defense authorization bill will not hold up next year’s military pay raise. Congress in stealth dogfight over the F-35 fighter – Some members of Congress argue that the delays and increasing costs are worth…

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News Briefs – October 26, 2015

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Iran slams U.S. jailing of engineer for documents smuggling The Iranian government has criticized the decision by a U.S. court to sentence an engineer with dual citizenship to more than eight years in prison for trying to send sensitive military documents to Iran. Iran’s official IRNA news agency on Sunday quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh…

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Headlines – October 23, 2015

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News: U.S. reports first KIA in fight against Islamic State – A U.S. service member died during a commando raid in Iraq Oct. 22, the first American killed in action by enemy fire while fighting Islamic State militants. Obama vetoes annual defense authorization bill – President Obama vetoed the annual defense authorization bill Oct. 22 as part…

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News Briefs – October 23, 2015

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Russia to station military unit in the Arctic by 2018 A Russian military unit will be permanently stationed in the Arctic by 2018, the defense minister said Oct. 22. Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies that the “creation and arming” of the Arctic military unit should be completed by 2018. Shoigu also said Russia is…

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Headlines – October 21, 2015

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News: U.S. F/A-18 crashes in U.K., pilot killed – A U.S. military aircraft en route from Bahrain to the United States crashed Oct. 21 in farmland in the east of England, killing the pilot, British police and U.S. military sources said. Business: Liberal win in Canada dims prospects for F-35 buy – Canada will see a major…

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News Briefs – October 21, 2015

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MQ-1B Predator crashes in Turkey An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19. The aircraft experienced mechanical failure after conducting a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Air Force maintained positive control and brought the aircraft down in an unpopulated…

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Headlines – October 19, 2015

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News: U.S., Japanese naval forces stage show of strength – Japan and the United States staged a naval show of strength off Tokyo Bay Oct. 18 as they flashed a pair of powerful, flat-deck warships perhaps just days before the U.S. Navy plans to challenge disputed Chinese claims to territory in the nearby South China…

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