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Headlines – December 14, 2016

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News Marine Osprey crashes near Okinawa, crew members rescued – An MV-22B Osprey crashed in shallow water off Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 13, the latest in a series of Marine aviation mishaps.   Boeing Defense headquarters moving to D.C. – Leadership of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit will be leaving St. Louis, Mo., for the…

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News Briefs – December 14, 2016

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Romania to beef up military spending due to Russia Romania’s defense minister says his country will be strengthening its defenses after being faced with Russia’s growing military presence in the Black Sea. Minister Mihnea Motoc told The Associated Press Dec. 13 that the NATO member will start spending 2 percent of its gross domestic product…

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Crew members rescued after Osprey lands in shallow water off Okinawa

Posted December 14, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey takes flight after a static display presented by Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to South Korean marines and sailors at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 30, 2016. An Osprey with five crew members aboard landed in shallow water off the…

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F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation report released

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6, performs a sneak pass over the crowd during the March Air Reserve Base Airfest “Thunder Over the Empire” air show at March ARB, Calif., April 17, 2016. A throttle trigger malfunction and inadvertent throttle rotation resulted in an F-16CM being destroyed upon…

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Headlines – December 12, 2016

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News Government shutdown averted with spending through April – President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that keeps the government open and funded through April 28 and includes the Pentagon’s highest procurement priorities.   Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening…

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News Briefs – December 12, 2016

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Body of U.S. Marine Corps pilot found after crash off Japan A U.S Marine Corps pilot who died after his jet fighter crashed off Japan was identified Dec. 9 as Capt. James E. Frederick of Corpus Christi, Texas. Frederick, 32, ejected from his F/A-18 during training the evening if Dec. 7 about 120 miles (190…

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Headlines – December 9, 2016

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News California Guard officials acknowledge bonus scandal hurt military’s reputation – California National Guard officials acknowledged their moves to recoup decade-old bonuses from troops has hurt public faith in their operations, but they believe military leaders are on the right path to fixing the problem.     Business Airbus awarded $2.3 billion Canadian search-and-rescue project…

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News Briefs – December 9, 2016

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Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Seas Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says it is highly unlikely the Philippines will allow the U.S. military to use the country as a springboard for its freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China. Lorenzana said Dec. 8…

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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

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The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

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John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Dec. 8. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where…

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