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Headlines – November 1, 2017

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News China has practiced bombing runs targeting Guam, US says – China has practiced bombing runs targeting the U.S. territory of Guam, one of a host of activities making U.S. forces here consider Beijing the most worrisome potential threat in the Pacific, even as North Korea pursues a nuclear warhead.     Business Malaysian military…

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News Briefs – January 3, 2018

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U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan. A military statement issued Jan. 2 said four other soldiers were wounded in the Jan. 1 battle in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. It said two of the wounded were in stable condition…

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Headlines – October 4, 2017

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News Mattis reveals new rules of engagement – U.S. forces are no longer bound by requirements to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire, thanks to a change in rules of engagement orchestrated by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.   Families, congressman file lawsuit on deadly Osprey crash from 2000 –…

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News Briefs – February 2, 2018

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19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., Vance AFB, Okla., and Sheppard AFB, Texas, within the last week. Maj. Gen….

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News Briefs – September 15, 2017

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Remains of missing Vietnam-era soldier identified A northeast Oklahoma soldier’s remains have been identified more than 50 years after the Vietnam War. The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Air Force Col. Ronald Scott’s remains will arrive in Claremore next week. He’ll be honored with a graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 22. The Defense…

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Headlines – April 30, 2018

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News DOD: At least 126 bases report water contaminants linked to cancer, birth defects – The water at or around 126 military installations contains potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and developmental delays for fetuses and infants, the Pentagon has found.     Business France says it will consider…

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Headlines – May 18, 2018

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News Despite shortage, Air Force likely won’t boost enlisted pilot ranks – Even as the U.S. Air Force faces a long-term pilot shortage, there are no plans to grow the ranks of enlisted pilots, a top official said recently.     Business Heckler & Koch: Mexico firearms export trial opens in Germany – Six ex-employees…

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Headlines – September 22, 2017

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News Mattis: Budget uncertainty leads to questions of whether America ‘has the ability to survive’ – Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis believes that years of budget uncertainty have left the U.S. military in such a precarious position that if it is not solved soon, it will represent an existential threat to American security.   The…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2016

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Blaze at California Air Force base grows to 16 square miles Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. KSBY-TV reports Sept. 20 that the blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base expanded to the south as it grew to more…

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News Briefs – November 6, 2017

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U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan–A U.S. soldier has died from wounds sustained during an operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province. The NATO mission in the country issued a statement saying the soldier died during the military operation Nov. 4, without providing further details. President Donald Trump in August approved a Pentagon plan to…

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