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Headlines – October 19, 2015

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News: U.S., Japanese naval forces stage show of strength – Japan and the United States staged a naval show of strength off Tokyo Bay Oct. 18 as they flashed a pair of powerful, flat-deck warships perhaps just days before the U.S. Navy plans to challenge disputed Chinese claims to territory in the nearby South China…

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Navy helo down in James River, crew safe

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NORFOLK–A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed this morning in the James River while on a routine training mission. The three crew members aboard were rescued and transported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2, the helicopter Fleet Replacement…

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Headlines – February 15, 2016

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News Senator McCain says could subpoena U.S. sailors held by Iran – U.S. Republican Senator John McCain said Feb. 14 he would subpoena 10 U.S. sailors to testify about their brief detention by Iran if the Obama administration does not provide the findings of an investigation into the incident by March 1.     Business…

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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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Names of 2 Fort Campbell killed in helicopter crash released

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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly, left, and Warrant Officer James Casadona, right, were killed in an Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 6. Two soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training mission at Fort Campbell, Ky., officials at the Army post said April 7. On April 8, Fort Campbell…

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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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News Briefs – April 1, 2016

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SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base A wrong-way driver leading authorities on a high-speed chase crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval base, killing himself and a passenger, authorities said March 31. The Navy base does not appear to be an intended target, and…

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Headlines – July 14, 2016

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News Senate Democrats block DOD spending bill, seeking omnibus – With their blockage of defense appropriations, Democrats are signaling that they are done with the process for passing individual appropriations bills and want to negotiate an omnibus.     Business Turkish policy changes may mean bigger defense business – In May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

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President Trump unveils new Afghanistan, South Asia strategy

Posted August 23, 2017 by Jim Garamone

President Donald J. Trump Aug. 21 unveiled an expansive new strategy for South Asia aimed at bolstering American security. The new strategy encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Central Asian nations and extends into Southeast Asia. He stressed the strategy will not have artificial timelines built into it. Trump spoke before a crowd of hundreds of…

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Carter: U.S. Servicemember’s death shows more work lies ahead

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An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member near Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Aug. 23, and wounded another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers, officials of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said. In a statement announcing the incident, officials said the service member was killed conducting activities with Afghan counterparts under NATO…

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