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T-45 crashes in Texas, pilot ejects safely

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A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk crashed southwest of Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, at approximately 9:20 p.m., CDT, Aug. 14, 2016. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated for injuries at a local hospital. The training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 21, crashed during a routine training mission over Brooks County. County first…

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Headlines – August 12, 2016

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News Pentagon acknowledges U.S. ground forces supporting ISIS fight in Libya – The Pentagon acknowledged Aug 8 that a “small number” of U.S. forces are going in and out of Libya in support of an expanded air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.     Business Lockheed-Elbit team joins British tank-upgrade competition…

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News Briefs – August 12, 2016

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Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert Ukraine’s president ordered the army to be on combat alert Aug. 11 on the country’s de-facto border with Crimea and on the front line in eastern Ukraine following Moscow’s accusations that Ukraine sent in “saboteurs” to carry out attacks in Crimea. Russia annexed the Black Sea…

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Headlines – August 10, 2016

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News Four more U.S. sailors disciplined in Iran boat seizure incident – More officers and enlisted have been disciplined for their conduct in the January Farsi Island debacle, which lead to the capture of 10 sailors and two riverine command boats by Iranian paramilitaries.     Business Kuwait orders Airbus transport helos in $1.1 billion…

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News Briefs – August 10, 2016

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RAF helicopter catches fire after landing on Wales mountain Britain’s defense ministry says a Royal Air Force training helicopter made an emergency landing on a mountain peak in Wales and then burst into flames. The Ministry of Defense says all four people aboard the Griffin training helicopter got out safely after the aircraft developed a…

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U.S., coalition strikes hit terrorists in Syria, Iraq

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U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq Aug. 9, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Aug. 10. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Operation Inherent Resolve Strikes in Syria…

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Headlines – August 8, 2016

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News U.S. releases redacted drone strike ‘playbook’ – The U.S. government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process.     Business India inks $300 million helicopter upgrade deal with Russian firm…

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News Briefs – August 8, 2016

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Pilot’s remains to return to Indiana 72 years after crash The remains of a fighter pilot from central Indiana whose aircraft disappeared more than 72 years ago have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Aug. 5 that remains of Army…

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Headlines – August 5, 2016

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News In rare Pentagon visit, Obama says ISIS is ‘inevitably going to be defeated’ – President Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Aug. 4 and said the two-year-old fight against the Islamic State will inexorably lead to victory.     Business Back to the future: Company looks to sell hoverboards to military –…

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News Briefs – August 5, 2016

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Critics say Navy fuel tanks threaten crucial Hawaii aquifer The U.S. Navy has 20 large underground fuel tanks that sit on top of one of Honolulu’s most important aquifers. Some residents and local water utility officials want the Navy to move the World War II-era tanks somewhere else, especially after one tank leaked tens of…

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