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News Briefs – January 15, 2016

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Egypt renews combat deployment in Red Sea, Gulf for a year Egypt says it has renewed for another year its “combat” military deployment in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf regions. The Jan. 14 statement, like similar past ones, does not specify the number of troops or military assets Egypt is deploying in the two…

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News Briefs – January 22, 2016

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China publicizes landing drills near Taiwan after elections China has publicized recent live-fire landing exercises along the coast opposite Taiwan, days after the island elected an independence-leaning president. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s military channel said Jan. 212 the drills were held recently by the 31st army based in Xiamen, near the Taiwanese-held island of Kinmen….

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News Briefs – October 28, 2015

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Officials: Navy pilot who buzzed Berkeley broke no rules The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules. Officials said Oct. 26 that the Jan. 27 flyover complied with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and Navy safety regulations. The Los Angeles Times…

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News Briefs – July 21, 2017

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Air Force grounds cargo planes after landing gear glitches Landing gear problems have prompted the Air Force to temporarily ground a fleet of cargo planes that operate out of Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. The Air Force said in a statement Tuesday that the C-5 Galaxy planes experienced two malfunctions in 60 days. Both involved…

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NASA sends trailblazing science, cargo to ISS aboard SpaceX resupply mission

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Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after the July 18 launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.

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News Briefs – May 15, 2017

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Remains of Vermont soldier killed in Korean War returned The remains of a 20-year-old soldier killed in the Korean War in 1951 have been returned to Vermont and were being laid to rest in a cemetery next to his family. Army Cpl. George A. Perreault, of Burlington, was reported missing in action on Feb. 13,…

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News Briefs – May 19, 2017

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NATO top brass recommend joining anti-IS coalition NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group. U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded that NATO do more to combat terrorism. NATO Military Committee head General Petr Pavel said May 17Wednesday that “there is a merit for NATO…

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News Briefs – January 23, 2017

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British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO British Prime Minister Theresa May said Jan. 22 she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington. The White House’s invitation for May to…

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Headlines – April 13, 2016

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News U.S., Philippines, united by China, ramp up military alliance – After a rocky patch of 25 years, the United States and the Philippines will solidify a new, increasingly complex military relationship this week, driven partly by China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea. An agreement that allows the United States to build facilities…

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Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

Posted May 31, 2017 by AP

FORT IRWIN, Calif.–One Mississippi National Guard soldier has been killed and three others have been injured during a training exercise in California. The Guard said in a news release May 30 that investigators are trying to determine what caused the death and injuries May 29 night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The…

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