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News Briefs – November 11, 2015

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Military identifies remains of seven Pearl Harbor ‘unknowns’ The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said Nov. 9. The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified. In June,…

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Headlines – November 9, 2015

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News: More U.S. troops possible in Syria, Defense Sec. Ash Carter says – Just days after the White House announced that President Obama had authorized the deployment of a small contingent of special operations forces to the war-torn country of Syria, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said more American troops could “absolutely” be sent into…

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News Briefs – November 9, 2015

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AC-130J accident report released Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has released an Accident Investigation Board report for the mishap involving an AC-130J Ghostrider that occurred April 21, 2015. The mishap occurred while conducting a medium risk flying qualities test sortie over the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 40 miles south of…

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Naval missile test off California creates streaking light

Posted November 9, 2015 by Christopher Weber

A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast the evening of Nov. 7, officials said. Kevin Stack was walking to dinner with his young son in…

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Headlines – November 6, 2015

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News: House votes to approve 2016 defense policy bill – The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Nov. 5 to approve the 2016 defense policy bill that complies with the terms of the overarching budget deal between the president and congressional leadership, teeing up a vote in the Senate next week.     Business: Belarus eyes fighter…

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News Briefs – November 6, 2015

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B-52 bomber makes safe emergency landing in Amarillo A B-52 bomber from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., has made a safe emergency landing at a Texas airport after having mechanical trouble. An official with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport says the plane remained on the ground Nov. 5 pending repairs. Airport director Sara Freese says…

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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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News Briefs – November 4, 2015

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Large-scale exercise set next month in bomber training site The first large-scale exercise in a huge bomber training area over the Northern Plains is scheduled for early next month. The exercise is set Dec. 2-3 in the 35,000-square-mile Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming, according to Ellsworth Air Force Base in…

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Headlines – November 2, 2015

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News Moscow shifts sales focus eastward – In the wake of Russia’s falling out with the West over the crisis in Ukraine last year, Moscow’s arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, has been targeting new arms export markets as part of a larger Kremlin policy to economically pivot away from the West and toward the East.  …

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News Briefs – November 2, 2015

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Navy submarine force increases stress-management services The U.S. Navy’s elite submarine force is stepping up stress-management services for its sailors, responding in part to elevated numbers of unexpected dropouts among younger service members. Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler is a psychiatrist at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn. He has been meeting with sailors for the…

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