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Carter: U.S. Servicemember’s death shows more work lies ahead

Posted August 24, 2016 by

An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member near Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Aug. 23, and wounded another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers, officials of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said. In a statement announcing the incident, officials said the service member was killed conducting activities with Afghan counterparts under NATO…

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Headlines – August 22, 2016

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News Coalition jets scrambled to defend U.S. forces from Syrian bombing – A U.S.-led coalition sent aircraft into northeastern Syria Aug. 18 in a “very unusual” move to protect American special operation ground forces from attacks by Syrian government jets, a Pentagon official said Aug. 19.     Business Raytheon wins GPS modernization contract –…

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News Briefs – August 22, 2016

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Chinese ships, planes hold war games in Sea of Japan China’s military says its planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website that the long-range exercises staged Aug. 19 pitted a red army against a blue one in a simulated…

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USS Louisiana collision at sea

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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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