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News Briefs – September 5, 2018

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Vietnam War casualty from Bakersfield identified Remains found at an underwater site have been identified as those of a naval aviator from Bakersfield whose aircraft vanished during a Vietnam War mission on Sept. 21, 1966. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Cmdr. James B. Mills was accounted for this month after years of investigation….

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News Briefs – October 8, 2018

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One U.S. military member killed in Afghanistan The U.S. military says one service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Twenty-three-year-old Spec. James A. Slape from Morehead City, N.C., died Oct. 4 as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province. The incident is under investigation. Slape was assigned…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2018

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NATO, Russia expected to behave during dueling Nordic drills NATO’s secretary general said Oct. 30 he is confident the Western military alliance and Russia “will act in a respectable way” as both hold training exercises in the same area off Norway’s coast. “This is not a Cold War situation,” Jens Stoltenberg said as he attended…

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News Briefs – December 3, 2018

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Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia The Ukrainian president is urging NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov amid a standoff with Russia. President Petro Poroshenko made the call in an interview with the German daily Bild published Nov. 29, saying that “we hope that states within NATO…

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Headlines – January 2, 2019

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News New acting Defense secretary on first day: I look forward to carrying out Trump’s vision at Pentagon – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan started his first day on the job Jan. 1 with a welcome memo that asserted the Pentagon “remains focused on safeguarding our nation” under the direction of President Trump.   Why…

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Headlines – November 4, 2015

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News: Super-jet made in China – China has unveiled its first-ever passenger jet built and designed by the country Nov. 2.   Pentagon suspends troubled missile defense system at center of ‘runaway blimp’ – The Pentagon has suspended indefinitely an “operational exercise” of the troubled missile defense system called JLENS, whose giant, radar-carrying blimps were…

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Headlines – December 14, 2015

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News Navy’s newest ship breaks down, limps into port – The littoral combat ship Milwaukee, the Navy’s newest ship, broke down Dec. 11 and had to be towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va.     Business Rolls-Royce’s submarine business could be nationalized – Rolls-Royce’s submarine arm could be…

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Still no luck in hunt for 12 Marines after Hawaii crashes

Posted January 20, 2016 by Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Teams searching the waters off Hawaii where two Marine helicopters crashed have had no luck so far in their hunt for 12 missing crew members. Three of the four life rafts aboard the helicopters have been recovered and efforts were being made to retrieve the fourth. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday…

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Headlines – February 24, 2016

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News Obama announces plan for closing Guantanamo Bay prison – Congressional Republicans immediately denounced the idea as illegal and dangerous.     Business Future uncertain for Textron AirLand T-X bid – Barring a change in requirements, Textron AirLand will not put forth its Scorpion design for the Air Force’s T-X trainer competition, according to a…

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News Briefs – March 28, 2016

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Navy captain sentenced to 46 months for accepting bribes A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced a Navy captain who oversaw operations in the U.S. Pacific Fleet to 46 months in prison for providing classified information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for luxury hotel stays and the services of prostitutes. Capt. Daniel…

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