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House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for Pentagon

Posted November 10, 2017 by Richard Lardner

House and Senate negotiators have agreed on an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon in the 2018 fiscal year, a dramatic increase over the amount President Donald Trump sought as lawmakers aim to restock what they say is a depleted U.S. military. Details of the legislation are scheduled to be…

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

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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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Headlines – February 10, 2017

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News More than half of all Marine aircraft unflyable in December – More than half of all Marine Corps fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft were unable to fly at the end of 2016, officials said Feb. 8.   Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower – The United States military is looking to rent space…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2017

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China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed China’s military said Jan. 17 that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical weapon cleanup…

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Headlines – May 10, 2017

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News Rumored US troop increase in Afghanistan draws praise, worry on Capitol Hill – Reports of a proposed significant increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan brought praise from critics of the drawdown of forces in the region but renewed concerns from Democrats unsure of the president’s strategy for the war.   U.S.-made…

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Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said July 29. The jet went down around 10:30 p.m., July 28 during a training mission in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the aircraft’s San Diego-area base….

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Headlines – August 3, 2016

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News Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes during training in Nevada – An F/A-18C pilot is safe and being treated at an area hospital after ejecting from his Hornet during a training flight near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., Aug. 2.   North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into sea near Japan – A medium-range ballistic…

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News Briefs – August 16, 2017

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Shipyard repays $9.2 million to U.S. government to settle overbilling One of the nation’s largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government in an overbilling settlement. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Aug. 26 with Huntington Ingalls Industries. The Newport News, Va., company operates the 10,000-employee Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi….

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News Briefs – June 8, 2016

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South Burlington council to discuss joining F-35 lawsuit Officials in South Burlington, Vt., are considering joining a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force regarding F-35 fighter jets. The city council decided unanimously June 6 to continue to discuss becoming a party in the lawsuit filed in reaction to the military planes’ environmental impact. The suit…

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Remains of some USS McCain sailors located

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Navy photograph by PO2 Joshua Fulton Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Significant damage to the hull resulted…

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