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News Briefs – February 19, 2016

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Alabama Army contractor gets prison for taking kickbacks An Alabama man once employed by an Army contractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to taking kickbacks and evading taxes. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Victor Villalobos of Enterprise, Ala., was sentenced Feb. 17 by a judge in the Southern District…

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Headlines – June 6, 2017

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News Worsening Afghan security, political tensions worry world community – Afghanistan’s Taliban has stormed a key northern district as the turmoil-hit nation reeled from last week’s deadly suicide bombings with demands growing for the national unity government to quit for failing to provide security.     Business Embraer confident that Trump’s ‘America first’ policies won’t…

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Air Force announces major subcontractors for B-21

Posted March 9, 2016 by Stuart Ibberson

During a Pentagon briefing, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James named seven companies who will join Northrop Grumman in building the B-21 Long Range Stealth Bomber. Almost five months after awarding Northrop the contract, it has emerged that Pratt & Whitney will be building the new planes engines. The engine, as expected, will be built…

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Headlines – March 13, 2017

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News Prosecuting Marines over nude photo scandal could be difficult – Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller March 10 promised action against any service member involved in the social media nude photo sharing scandal, but just what punishment these troops could face remains unclear.     Business L3 unveils new sensor system – L3 has…

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Headlines – October 28, 2016

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News Pentagon offers temporary fix for California Guard pay problems – The Pentagon plans to “surge” manpower and “streamline” bureaucracy to resolve individual appeals from up to 10,000 California reservists asked to repay bonus money improperly approved a decade ago.     Business L-3 unveils smaller imaging system – L-3 has unveiled what it calls…

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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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Headlines – April 6, 2018

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News Trump wants troops out of Syria, but his generals may resist – The White House is pushing for a “rapid end” to the mission in Syria, but the Pentagon’s leadership may be a big hurdle to a full withdrawal of American troops, experts on the region say.   New details on Trump’s troop deployments…

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News Briefs – January 25, 2019

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U.S. intelligence warns of ‘ever more diverse’ threats A new U.S. intelligence strategy report says Russia’s efforts to expand its influence and China’s modernizing military are among the “ever more diverse” threats facing the country. The National Intelligence Strategy report issued every four years also singles out North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, growing cyber…

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News Briefs – January 23, 2017

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British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO British Prime Minister Theresa May said Jan. 22 she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington. The White House’s invitation for May to…

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