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News Briefs – March 4, 2016

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State officials ask to keep German military at Holloman base New Mexico congressmen have asked the President Barack Obama to advocate keeping the German Air Force presence in the United States at Holloman Air Force Base. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce March…

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Headlines – March 2, 2016

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News DOD clears Osprey pilots in 2000 Marana crash – U.S. Marine Corps pilots Maj. Brooks Gruber and Lt. Col. John Brow were incorrectly blamed as the primary cause of a V-22 Osprey crash that took their lives and killed 17 other Marines in April 2000, the Pentagon said March 1 in an unusual reversal…

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News Briefs – March 2, 2016

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Iraqi forces launch push to retake area north of Baghdad Iraq says security forces have launched a new push to retake a key area north of the capital, Baghdad, and dislodge Islamic State militants from there. A statement by the Joint Operations Command says the “new offensive” began early March 1 in an agricultural area…

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Headlines – February 29, 2016

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News For third time in a week, SpaceX scrubs mission SES-9 – With only seconds to go to liftoff, SpaceX aborted yet another launch attempt Feb. 28 — the third time it’s called things off since Feb. 24.     Business GaN-based Patriot prototype preps for public debut – Raytheon’s bet on a new radar…

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News Briefs – February 29, 2016

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Russia grounds its warplanes in Syria Russia has grounded its warplanes in Syria to help secure a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington that entered into force Feb. 27, a top military official said. Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the General Staff of Russia’s military said that while Russia will continue air strikes against the Islamic…

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Headlines – February 26, 2016

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News Boeing-Lockheed said not suing over $80 billion Northrop award – Boeing and Lockheed Martin won’t ask a federal court to overturn a stealth-bomber contract awarded to Northrop Grumman, people familiar with the situation said, allowing the $80 billion program to move forward without risk of a lengthy legal fight.     Business Raytheon wins…

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News Briefs – February 26, 2016

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House chairman: Military files, emails deleted amid probe The House intelligence committee chairman says personnel at U.S. Central Command have deleted files and emails amid allegations that intelligence assessments were altered to exaggerate progress against Islamic State militants. At a hearing Feb. 25, Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he expects the Pentagon to provide the…

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Air Force reveals B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber

Posted February 26, 2016 by Mike Martin

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26 in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.

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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 – February 24, 2016

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Cambodian navy to hold training exercise with Chinese ships PHNOM PENH, Cambodia–Cambodia is holding its biggest-ever joint naval training exercise with China this week, a senior Cambodian officer said Feb. 23. Deputy navy chief Vice Admiral Vann Bunneang said 70 Cambodian sailors will join 737 Chinese counterparts on three Chinese warships that have already docked…

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