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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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Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Posted April 7, 2017 by Ben Nuckols

CLINTON, Md.–A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed April 5 in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-story brick homes in the…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

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Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! Great story on our front page – “The Phoenix Rises!” Read about the “second first flight” of one of the earliest-built F-22 Raptors, newly refurbished…

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Headlines – October 11, 2017

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News North Korean hackers Stole U.S.-South Korean military plans, lawmaker says – North Korean hackers stole a vast cache of data, including classified wartime contingency plans jointly drawn by the United States and South Korea, when they breached the computer network of the South Korean military last year, a South Korean lawmaker said Oct. 10….

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted September 19, 2017 by

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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News Briefs – August 15, 2018

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U.S. commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan An Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, the Defense Department said Aug. 13. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday at a hospital in Germany. He was wounded when an…

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News Briefs – March 20, 2017

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Afghan soldier killed after shooting, wounding 3 U.S. troops An Afghan soldier opened fire March 19 inside a base in the southern Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers before being shot dead. Navy Cpt. Bill Salvin, a U.S. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier “to end the attack,” but Col. Mohammad Rasoul…

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Headlines – December 2, 2015

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Business Lockheed wins $279 million in U.S. Navy funding for next LCS ship – Lockheed Martin Nov. 30 said it had received $279 million in remaining funding from the U.S. Navy for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown, the 23rd Littoral Combat Ship. European funding to jump, program cuts possible in FY17 budget –…

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News Briefs – January 29, 2016

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Syrian defense chief in Moscow for talks on military ties Syria’s defense chief is visiting Moscow for talks on military cooperation with his nation’s key ally, Russia. The Russian military says Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Syrian counterpart, Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij, have underlined their “shared intention to further boost multi-faceted cooperation” between the…

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Headlines – December 30, 2015

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News Iran conducts live fire exercise near USS Harry S. Truman – In what the U.S. Navy called an “unnecessarily provocative” move, the Iranian military reportedly sent a ship less than a mile from a U.S. aircraft carrier and began conducting live-fire exercises using unguided rockets.   Top U.S. general may seek more troops for…

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