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AF declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted August 3, 2016 by

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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F/A-18C crashes, pilot safely ejects

Posted August 3, 2016 by

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Detachment Fallon, crashed into an open field near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., at approximately 10:50 a.m., PDT, Aug. 2. The Navy pilot, who is assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, ejected safely from the aircraft, was recovered by emergency response personnel, and has been…

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Headlines – August 1, 2016

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News The next president’s military: Here’s a comparison of the candidates’ priorities – Troops and veterans voting in the presidential election this fall won’t just be picking their choice for commander in chief, they’ll also be choosing which political party sets the agenda on military issues for the next four years.     Business BAE:…

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News Briefs – August 1, 2016

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Turkey’s president reforms military after failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree July 31 that introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the Turkish armed forces further under civilian authority. The decree, the third to have been issued after a three-month state…

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U.S. conducts airstrikes against ISIL in Sirte, Libya

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http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1608/DOD_103521504/DOD_103521504-512×288-442k.mp4 On Aug. 1, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a news release. The airstrikes were in support of GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in…

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Headlines – July 29, 2016

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News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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News Briefs – July 29, 2016

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Northrop Grumman tops second quarter forecasts Northrop Grumman on July 27 reported second-quarter net income of $517 million. On a per-share basis, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $2.85. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $2.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts…

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Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot

Posted July 29, 2016 by

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said July 29. The jet went down around 10:30 p.m., July 28 during a training mission in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the aircraft’s San Diego-area base….

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Headlines – July 27, 2016

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News Marines to buy bulletproof panels for recruiting stations – A year after a terror-motivated mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., left four Marines and a sailor dead, the Marine Corps has begun the process of shoring up recruiting centers against the prospect of similar attacks in the future.     Business Embraer hopes systems, KC-390…

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News Briefs – July 27, 2016

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Stepping in for weak ASEAN, Japan, Australia, U.S. chide China The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area. A joint…

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