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News Briefs – January 9, 2017

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Facility for Army flight training complete at Alabama airport Construction for the new Army flight training facility has been completed at the Dothan Regional Airport in Alabama. CAE USA, the new Army fixed wing training contractor, announced the completion of the 75,000-square-foot facility this week, the Dothan Eagle reported. Construction of the facility began in…

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US-led coalition airstrikes eliminate key ISIL leaders in Syria, Iraq

Posted January 6, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have recently killed several prominent leaders of that organization, Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said during a news briefing Jan. 4, 2017. Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Dorrian…

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Headlines – January 4, 2017

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News Russia eyes naval drills with Philippines as two ships visit – Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila Jan. 3 as Moscow moves to expand defense ties with a Filipino president known for being hostile to the United States.     Business…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2017

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Russia eyes naval drills with Philippines as two ships visit Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila on Tuesday as Moscow moves to expand defense ties with a Filipino president known for being hostile to the U.S. Rear Adm. Eduard Mikhailov, deputy commander…

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DOD sets up process for erroneous bonus payment cases

Posted January 4, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Department officials met the goal Defense Secretary Ash Carter set for establishing a process to handle resolution of bonuses paid erroneously to thousands of California National Guard soldiers several years ago, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters at the Pentagon Jan. 3.

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Headlines – December 30, 2016

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News Two killed in military helicopter crash in Galveston Bay – Texas Army National Guard officials say two crew members aboard an Apache helicopter on a routine training mission have died when their aircraft crashed in Galveston Bay just off the shoreline about 25 miles southeast of Houston.   No U.S. carrier now in Mideast…

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News Briefs – December 30, 2016

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Iran says it warns off fighters, drones during drill An Iranian general said Wednesday that his country’s air defenses have warned off several fighter jets and drones during an ongoing military drill. “In the past three days of military drills, the air defense has given warnings to 12 aircraft of trans-regional countries to stay away…

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Judge lifts execution stay for ex-soldier in military prison

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jim Suhr

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former soldier sentenced to death for two killings and a series of rapes, inching the man closer to becoming the military’s first death sentence carried out in more than a half-century. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten last week…

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Headlines – December 27, 2016

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News China’s first aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea – China’s first aircraft carrier and five other warships passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South China Sea Dec. 26, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said.   Russia focusing on pilot error or technical issues rather than terrorism in plane crash – The Russian investigation…

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News Briefs – December 27, 2016

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Wisconsin residents worried about F-35 noise Dane County residents in Wisconsin say basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison would be too noisy. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Dec. 26 that people around Truax Field are already fed up with the noise from F-16s. Sara Petzold said the windows of her home on Madison’s north side…

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