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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

Posted August 18, 2016 by

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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Headlines – August 17, 2016

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News US airstrikes hit IS in Libya, marking 48 strikes in August – Airstrikes launched by the United States have hit an Islamic State group vehicle and four militant positions in Libya, raising to 48 the number of U.S. airstrikes against the extremist group since Washington launched its anti-IS campaign in Libya on Aug. 1….

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News Briefs – August 17, 2016

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Separatists, Russians stage exercises again in Moldova Moldovan separatists say Russian troops have joined their troops in the breakaway republic of Trans-Dniester for joint military exercises for the second time this month. The official news agency Novostipmr.com said Aug. 16 that special units took part in anti-terror exercises south of the separatist capital, Tiraspol. The…

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Headlines – August 15, 2016

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News SpaceX does it again – California-based SpaceX’s eighth launch this year carried a Japanese satellite into orbit.     Business KC-46 tanker cleared for production – The KC-46A Pegasus tanker has been cleared for production, a major step forward for the Boeing-led design.   Tata Power SED emerges as lowest bidder to build sonar…

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T-45 crashes in Texas, pilot ejects safely

Posted August 15, 2016 by

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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