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News Briefs – February 12, 2016

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New leadership for Air Force Acquisitions, Logistics On Feb. 11, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced that Darlene Costello, a senior acquisition official in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is assuming the duties of the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition…

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Headlines – March 16, 2016

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News Marine general to Congress: We might not be ready for another war – If the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready, a top Marine general told the Senate Armed Services Committee March 15.     Business Raytheon unveils new Patriot Radar at AUSA Global 16…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

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Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times April 11 and 12…

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

Posted May 19, 2016 by

A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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Three space station crew members return to Earth, land safely in Kazakhstan

Posted June 20, 2016 by

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:12 a.m., EDT, June 18 after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.

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News Briefs – July 22, 2016

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UK authorities investigate attempted abduction of serviceman UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said July 21 that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the…

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U.S. military crew in Nevada chopper crash was from Moody AFB

Posted August 22, 2016 by Ken Ritter

Four U.S. Air Force helicopter crew members hurt in a crash during an international combat training exercise in Nevada were part of a unit on assignment from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., officials said Aug. 19. The crew members were treated at a Las Vegas hospital for injuries that their commander said weren’t believed to…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2016

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Blaze at California Air Force base grows to 16 square miles Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. KSBY-TV reports Sept. 20 that the blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base expanded to the south as it grew to more…

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Headlines – October 26, 2016

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News Obama tells Pentagon to speed up review of California Guard enlistment bonuses – President Obama has told the Defense Department to expedite its review of nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers who have been ordered to repay enlistment bonuses improperly given a decade ago, but he is not backing growing calls for Congress to…

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News Briefs – December 7, 2016

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NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties NATO’s chief says the alliance and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters before chairing talks between NATO foreign ministers Dec. 6 that…

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