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News Briefs – January 16, 2019

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The justices on Jan. 14 left in place a federal appeals court ruling that more than 60 lawsuits over the burn pits…

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Two airmen killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan identified

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Air Force photograph Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died Oct. 11, 2015, in a British Puma Mk2 helicopter crash in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two Airmen died Oct. 11 when a British Puma Mk2 helicopter crashed in Kabul, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The Airmen were Maj. Phyllis Pelky and MSgt. Gregory…

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Headlines – November 16, 2015

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News: France launches fierce assault on ISIS targets in Syria in coordination with U.S. defense officials – The French statement said the operation, launched from bases in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, was conducted in coordination with U.S. forces, which have compiled an extensive target list in Raqqa. White House delays plan to close…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2015

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Saudi Air Force says it intercepts rebel missile from Yemen The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen says Saudi Arabia’s Air Force has shot down a ballistic missile directed at the kingdom’s southern border. The coalition statement said Dec. 27 that Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, fired the missile overnight from Yemen’s capital city of…

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Headlines – January 29, 2016

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News Marines fired commander days before deadly helicopter crash in Hawaii – The Marine Corps helicopter squadron reeling from the recent deaths of 12 colleagues saw its commanding officer removed from his job three days prior to the tragedy because senior officials determined he had failed to keep the unit operating at acceptable standards, Marine…

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Headlines – March 7, 2016

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News The Pentagon starts planning to base more troops in Europe – The Pentagon is discussing plans to permanently move one or more Army brigade combat teams back to Europe, where the top American commander has signaled an urgent need to shore up allied defenses against the Russians, Military Times has learned.     Business…

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Headlines – April 6, 2016

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News The Pentagon doesn’t know who should respond to a massive cyber attack – The Pentagon does not have a clear chain of command for responding to a massive cyber attack on domestic targets in the United States, according to the federal government’s principal watchdog.     Business Global military spending grows for first time…

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Headlines – May 9, 2016

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News U.S. reveals troops on the ground in Yemen – A “small number” of U.S troops are deployed on the ground in Yemen to help fight the al-Qaida affiliate there that was controlling a major port city, a defense official said May 6.     Business Finmeccanica sees Eurofighter boom, helicopter drop-off – As it…

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News Briefs – June 13, 2016

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Military veterans housed together in Arkansas jail A program that houses military veterans together in an area of the Garland County jail in Hot Springs, Ark., is winning praise from criminal justice officials, jail officials and the veterans who are inmates. The program began about five months ago to test the idea that the chance…

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Headlines – July 11, 2016

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News Going on offense: Obama’s new Afghan war policy begins to take shape – Now that President Obama has abandoned his plan to greatly scale back U.S.-involvement in the Afghan war, military commanders are drawing up plans to help Afghan forces hammer Taliban insurgents.   Carter: U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake…

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