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Navy SEAL killed in action in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

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Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, was killed in action in northern Iraq May 3. Keating died from injuries sustained in combat, during an attack by Islamic State forces on his team. Keating and elements of his team were responding to a local Peshmerga force’s request for support during…

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Headlines – May 2, 2016

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News Pentagon’s European defense effort comes under increased oversight – The IG review will span ERI efforts in six “Operation Atlantic Resolve” countries: Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It will examine U.S. military participation in training exercises and whether projects deliver promised outcomes such as improved combat readiness of European forces and greater…

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News Briefs – May 2, 2016

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Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal A Navy commander who fled Cambodia’s killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced April 29 to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other…

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Headlines – April 29, 2016

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News Marines’ deadly fighter jet to make its first ship-based deployment next year – The Marine Corps’ version of the joint strike fighter’s maiden deployment is set for late 2017 and its bound for the Western Pacific, the Navy’s top officer in the Pacific said Tuesday.     Business It’s official: Finmeccanica is now Leonardo…

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Headlines – April 27, 2016

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News Pentagon to test F-35 against A-10 in ‘common sense’ war scenario showdown – A showdown might soon settle one of the U.S. military’s biggest air power controversies.   McCain to press for disclosure of bomber bid in defense measure – Releasing the contract value would make it “decisively easier” for U.S. adversaries to determine…

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News Briefs – April 27, 2016

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Panel confirms first female officer for war fighting command The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of the first female officer to lead one of the military’s warfighting commands. Members of the panel April 26 confirmed Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S. Northern Command. The panel acted on a…

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Headlines – April 25, 2016

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News U.S. to send 250 additional military personnel to Syria – President Barack Obama plans to announce April 25 he is sending up to 250 additional military personnel to Syria to help local forces fighting Islamic State, significantly expanding the small American footprint inside the war-ravaged country, according to U.S. officials.     Business Is…

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News Briefs – April 25, 2016

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Norwegian fighter jet fires at control tower during training The Norwegian Air Force says an F-16 fighter jet accidentally fired at a lookout tower near three military personnel during target practice earlier this month, but that no one was hurt. Air Force spokesman Maj. Stian Roen said the incident occurred shortly after midnight April 13…

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Headlines – April 22, 2016

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News Top general wants more soldiers in Europe – The general nominated to lead U.S. European Command said April 21 the Army should move another combat brigade to Europe to counter Russian aggression and also consider a range of military options that “keep everything on the table.”     Business Malaysia buys Thales drones for…

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News Briefs – April 22, 2016

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New game offers Army training on sexual harassment, assault An interactive video game has been developed to train Army command teams on how to respond to accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. ELITE SHARP CTT was introduced at the beginning of April. Army members can download the game for free. The Leavenworth Times reported…

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