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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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Headlines – December 7, 2016

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News Last few Pearl Harbor survivors hope lessons outlive them – Three men, now in their mid-90s, are marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with memories of their survival and hope that lessons learned in the war that followed will outlive them.     Business Trump tweets U.S. should cancel…

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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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Headlines – December 5, 2016

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News Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, the president-elect announced Dec. 1, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the…

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News Briefs – December 5, 2016

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Carter: U.S., partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. Carter said Dec. 3 the U.S. and its coalition partners must, in his words, “endure…

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