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News Briefs – December 16, 2016

Posted December 16, 2016 by

U.S. troops to arrive in Europe in January to reassure allies The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander…

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Headlines – November 17, 2017

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News Senate confirms Esper as Army secretary – Senators confirmed former Raytheon executive Mark Esper as the new Army secretary Nov. 15, filling the service’s top civilian post after nearly a year of nomination turmoil for the White House.   Airliners and F-15s involved in bizarre encounter with mystery aircraft over Oregon – Something quite…

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News Briefs – November 17, 2017

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UN votes to add 900 peacekeepers in Central African Republic The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution increasing the U.N. peacekeeping force in the conflict-torn Central African Republic to a total of 11,650 military personnel. The addition of 900 soldiers comes as the impoverished Central African Republic, known as CAR, faces rising communal…

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted September 19, 2017 by

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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News Briefs – December 4, 2015

Posted December 4, 2015 by Source: AP - AP Wire Service

Official: Army helicopter crashes in rural Tennessee CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Authorities say an Army helicopter from Fort Campbell, Tenn., has crashed in rural Tennessee. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. Fort Campbell spokesman Maj. Allen Hill said in a statement late Dec. that the AH-64D Apache helicopter went down during…

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Headlines – March 25, 2016

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News Pentagon institutes civilian hiring freeze – The Pentagon has put a civilian hiring freeze in place for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies and Field Activities, Defense News has learned.     Business JLTV program cost estimate drops by $6 billion – The acquisition cost estimate of the Joint Light Tactical…

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Headlines – January 6, 2016

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News North Korea says it tested a hydrogen bomb – North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.     Business Boeing wins 10-year T-38C contract as U.S. Air Force looks…

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Pentagon declares success for key test of missile defense

Posted May 31, 2017 by Robert Burns

The Pentagon scored an important success May 30 in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack.

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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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News Briefs – May 3, 2017

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Defense contractor BAE Systems expanding, adding 530 jobs A defense contractor that makes tanks and other fighting vehicles for the U.S. military plans to expand a central Pennsylvania plant and add 530 jobs. BAE Systems announced the plans May 1 at the company’s West Manchester Township operation in York County, Penn. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office…

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