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News Briefs – October 1, 2018

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China criticizes U.S. B-52 bomber missions as ‘provocative’ China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as “provocative.” Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said at a monthly briefing Sept. 27 that China would respond with all measures considered necessary to safeguard its rights and interests. Two…

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Headlines – August 8, 2018

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News Mattis says peace talks with the Taliban are underway – Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Aug. 7 that peace talks are underway to end the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.   Mattis supportive of new combatant command for space operations – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis seems to have reversed course on his previous stance…

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Headlines – January 29, 2018

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News With first A-10 strikes in Afghanistan, Marines call in the heat on the Taliban – Two sorties of A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft struck Taliban militants in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 24. It’s the first series of strikes by the aircraft since its return to Afghanistan on Jan. 19.     Business SpaceX’s Falcon…

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News Briefs – April 22, 2016

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New game offers Army training on sexual harassment, assault An interactive video game has been developed to train Army command teams on how to respond to accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. ELITE SHARP CTT was introduced at the beginning of April. Army members can download the game for free. The Leavenworth Times reported…

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Headlines – September 22, 2017

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News Mattis: Budget uncertainty leads to questions of whether America ‘has the ability to survive’ – Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis believes that years of budget uncertainty have left the U.S. military in such a precarious position that if it is not solved soon, it will represent an existential threat to American security.   The…

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Headlines – July 20, 2016

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News Pentagon assembles allied nations to plot out next stage of Islamic State fight – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will gather defense ministers from allied nations this week to plan what officials hope will be the decisive stage in the campaign against the Islamic State, even as political upheaval and terrorist attacks strain the…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2016

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Air Force applying study of OSU athletes to Special Forces An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces teams in action. More than 100 wrestlers along with men’s and women’s lacrosse players will…

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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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President, first lady praise Air Force members, families

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Celebrating the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump saluted airmen and their families during their visit Sept. 15 to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The official birthday of the Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. The First Lady opened the event by thanking “the brave…

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Headlines – June 20, 2018

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News Thanks to NATO infighting, future of F-35 is shrinking – The U.S. Senate wants to revoke Turkey’s license to buy the jet, while other European governments are looking to get a competitor off the ground.   Trump wants a Space Force. Now what? – On June 18, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin…

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