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News Briefs – November 2, 2016

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Turkey deploys tanks, military vehicles to border with Iraq Turkey’s defense minister said Nov. 1 his country is making preparations for “all kinds of possibilities” after the military began deploying tanks and other vehicles to the border with Iraq. Fikri Isik said the deployment is in response to “important developments in our region,” including events…

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Headlines – October 31, 2016

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News China finally unveils its J-20 war plane – The war plane will be showcased at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai this week as Beijing flexes its long-range military muscles.     Business Raytheon to upgrade missile defense radars – Raytheon has been awarded a Missile Defense Agency contract modification…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2016

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Air Force applying study of OSU athletes to Special Forces An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces teams in action. More than 100 wrestlers along with men’s and women’s lacrosse players will…

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Headlines – October 28, 2016

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News Pentagon offers temporary fix for California Guard pay problems – The Pentagon plans to “surge” manpower and “streamline” bureaucracy to resolve individual appeals from up to 10,000 California reservists asked to repay bonus money improperly approved a decade ago.     Business L-3 unveils smaller imaging system – L-3 has unveiled what it calls…

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News Briefs – October 28, 2016

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Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safe A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Oct. 25 in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said. The twin-engine F/A-18C Hornet crashed around 6 p.m. near the end of a training flight at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center….

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Headlines – October 26, 2016

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News Obama tells Pentagon to speed up review of California Guard enlistment bonuses – President Obama has told the Defense Department to expedite its review of nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers who have been ordered to repay enlistment bonuses improperly given a decade ago, but he is not backing growing calls for Congress to…

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News Briefs – October 26, 2016

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USS Wasp to move from Virginia to Japan The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp will be moving from Norfolk, Va., to Sasebo, Japan, next year. The U.S. Navy said in a news release Oct. 24 that the move is part of a rebalancing strategy to increase its presence in the Pacific. It will be part…

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Legendary pilot passes

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The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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Headlines – October 24, 2016

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News Pentagon identifies Navy sailor killed in northern Iraq bomb blast – Chief Petty Officer (EOD/EXW/SW/PJ/DV) Jason Finan, a 34-year-old from Anaheim, Calif., died “of wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast” in northern Iraq, DOD said.   ‘He gave his life for his teammates’: Jason Finan, 34, was killed serving alongside SEALs in…

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News Briefs – October 24, 2016

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Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times reports the Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard eager to fill ranks…

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