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Headlines – February 26, 2018

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News Flying blind and freezing: Navy investigating terrifying EA-18G Growler flight – The two-seater EA-18G was cruising at 25,000 feet Jan. 29, about 60 miles south of Seattle on a flight from Washington State’s Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to Naval Weapons Station China Lake. The crew received a warning that the system that controls…

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News Briefs – May 31, 2017

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Australian to send 30 more military advisers to Afghanistan Australia announced on May 28 it would send an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expected other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country. Defense Minister Marise Payne said the increase was requested by NATO and supported by the…

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Headlines – August 17, 2018

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News President, Pentagon put off Washington parade – In a stunning move the evening of Aug. 16, the Pentagon announced that President Donald J. Trump’s military parade through the nation’s capital will be postponed until 2019.   Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan’s clearance – President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance…

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News Briefs – April 13, 2018

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U.S. military opens annual counter-terrorism training in Niger Six months after the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger led to questions about the military’s presence in the West African nation, the U.S. special operations command in Africa on April 11 opened its annual counterterror exercise in the face of a growing extremist threat. The Flintlock…

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News Briefs – February 5, 2018

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Second Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer passes sea test The second Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer has passed its sea test. A statement from Naval Sea Systems Command says the future USS Michael Monsoor successfully completed its acceptance trials Feb. 1. The Portland Press Herald [Portland, Maine] reports the statement says onboard systems such as navigation, damage control, mechanical,…

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News Briefs – August 25, 2017

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Mississippi shipyard to fix destroyer hit in June collision A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors will be repaired at a Mississippi shipyard, the Navy announced Aug. 23. The USS Fitzgerald will be transported to Pascagoula for work at Ingalls Shipbuilding, part of Huntingdon Ingalls Industries of Newport News,…

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Headlines – November 8, 2017

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News Report: Full cost of U.S. wars overseas approaching $6 trillion – Overseas combat operations since 2001 have cost the United States an estimated $4.3 trillion so far, and trillions more in veterans benefits spending in years to come, according to the latest analysis from the Costs of War project.     Business Coming in…

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Names of 2 Fort Campbell killed in helicopter crash released

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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly, left, and Warrant Officer James Casadona, right, were killed in an Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 6. Two soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training mission at Fort Campbell, Ky., officials at the Army post said April 7. On April 8, Fort Campbell…

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Headlines – July 7, 2017

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News North Korean missile advances put new stress on U.S. defenses – North Korea’s newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon’s missile defenses like never before. Even more worrisome, it may be only a matter of time before North Korea mates an even longer-range ICBM with a…

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Headlines – September 23, 2016

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News U.S. military seeks more troops for Iraq – The U.S. military is requesting authority to send up to 500 new troops to Iraq ahead of a much-anticipated campaign to take back Mosul from Islamic State, according to U.S. officials, adding to an expanding American presence in the country.     Business STRATCOM nominee ‘strongly’…

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