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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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News Briefs – June 1, 2016

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LA war memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism A pair of Marines on leave from their base in California’s high desert answered the Memorial Day call May 29, bringing dozens of American flags to try to dress up a vandalized Vietnam War memorial until it can be repaired. The wall, adjacent to a Metropolitan Transportation…

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Headlines – May 27, 2016

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News Navy aircrew recovered, receiving treatment after two Super Hornets crash – Two pilots and two flight officers whose jets crashed off the coast of North Carolina May 26 were recovered and are receiving medical attention, according to a Thursday release from Naval Air Force Atlantic.     Business Boeing’s KC-46A tanker braces for another…

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News Briefs – May 27, 2016

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Navy: Two fighter jets collide off NC coast RALEIGH, N.C.–Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission May 26, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, Va., collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape…

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Headlines – May 25, 2016

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News Senate aims to boost buyout offers to Defense Department employees – The Defense Department could dangle a much larger cash carrot before its employees to induce them to resign or retire, under a budget bill up for Senate voting this week.     Business Report: Western defense industry future imperiled by local programs –…

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News Briefs – May 25, 2016

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U.S. says flight over Sea of Japan was safe, lawful The U.S. says an Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan that triggered a Russian protest was conducted safely and according to international law. Russia’s Defense Ministry protested the May 22 flight by the U.S. RC-135, saying it jeopardized air safety. The ministry…

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Headlines – May 23, 2016

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News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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News Briefs – May 23, 2016

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Israeli defense minister steps down Israel’s defense minister officially stepped down May 22, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post. Moshe Yaalon’s departure cleared the way for Avigdor Lieberman, one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians, to take over as…

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Headlines – May 20, 2016

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News China demands halt to U.S. intelligence – China is telling the United States military to stop gathering intelligence along China’s coast after an incident involving aircraft from the two countries.     Business Boeing disputes Denmark’s F-35 evaluation – Boeing is challenging the Danish government’s recommendation that Denmark select Lockheed Martin’s F-35 for its…

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