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Headlines – September 30, 2015

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News: Congress agrees on 1.3 percent military pay raise for 2016 – House and Senate negotiators Sept. 29 reached agreement on a $612 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2016 that includes a 1.3 percent pay raise for service members, trims to some military benefits and a dramatic overhaul of the military retirement system. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/09/29/ndaa-conference-deal/73036730/…

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Headlines – June 22, 2016

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News Pentagon close to repealing transgender ban – A Pentagon policy allowing transgender troops to serve openly is in the final stages of approval and is expected to be released within weeks, according to Defense Department sources.     Business For defense firms, Brexit could be Europe’s sequester – A British departure from the European…

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News Briefs – April 17, 2017

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Navy: Jets will be modified as it determines oxygen problem A fleet of U.S. Navy training jets will fly again after oxygen problems grounded the planes for more than a week. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker said in a statement April 15 that T-45C aircraft will resume flights as early as Monday. Instructors and students in…

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Headlines – June 6, 2016

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News Army releases names of all 9 soldiers killed in Fort Hood truck accident – Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, on Sunday released the name of the ninth soldier who died when a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned in a flooded low-water crossing on post.     Business Ready for Eurosatory: 1,536 companies head to…

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US-led coalition airstrikes eliminate key ISIL leaders in Syria, Iraq

Posted January 6, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have recently killed several prominent leaders of that organization, Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said during a news briefing Jan. 4, 2017. Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Dorrian…

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Air Force releases report on Reaper crash

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A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released July 11. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was assigned to the 432nd…

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Headlines – September 9, 2016

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News GAO: DOD’s recovery from war ops, budget cuts might take another 10 years – The military’s ability to fully train and equip its forces is “at risk” and the military might struggle with readiness for another 10 years, the Government Accountability Office reported Sept. 7.   Russian jet flies within 10 feet of U.S….

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Headlines – August 18, 2017

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News U.S. says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table – The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.     Business Trump disbands…

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Senators introducing new war powers resolution

Posted April 18, 2018 by Lisa Mascaro

The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are set to unveil a bipartisan resolution authorizing the use of military force overseas, accelerating a debate that Congress has been reluctant to have, but that’s taking on new urgency after President Donald Trump’s strikes on Syria. The resolution from Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Tim Kaine,…

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U.S. service members killed in Niger

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Three U.S. service members and a service member from a partner nation were killed in southwestern Niger Oct. 4, U.S. Africa Command officials said. Two other U.S. service members were injured and were evacuated in stable condition to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Africom officials said in a statement. The U.S. service members were…

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