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Headlines – August 5, 2016

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News In rare Pentagon visit, Obama says ISIS is ‘inevitably going to be defeated’ – President Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Aug. 4 and said the two-year-old fight against the Islamic State will inexorably lead to victory.     Business Back to the future: Company looks to sell hoverboards to military –…

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News Briefs – August 5, 2016

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Critics say Navy fuel tanks threaten crucial Hawaii aquifer The U.S. Navy has 20 large underground fuel tanks that sit on top of one of Honolulu’s most important aquifers. Some residents and local water utility officials want the Navy to move the World War II-era tanks somewhere else, especially after one tank leaked tens of…

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Headlines – August 3, 2016

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News Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes during training in Nevada – An F/A-18C pilot is safe and being treated at an area hospital after ejecting from his Hornet during a training flight near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., Aug. 2.   North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into sea near Japan – A medium-range ballistic…

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News Briefs – August 3, 2016

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China holds live-fire navy drills in East China Sea China’s navy has fired dozens of missiles and torpedoes during exercises in the East China Sea that come amid heightened maritime tensions in the region, underscoring Beijing’s determination to back up its sovereignty claims with force if needed. The live-fire drills that began Aug. 1 follow…

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AF declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

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The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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F/A-18C crashes, pilot safely ejects

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Detachment Fallon, crashed into an open field near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., at approximately 10:50 a.m., PDT, Aug. 2. The Navy pilot, who is assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, ejected safely from the aircraft, was recovered by emergency response personnel, and has been…

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Headlines – August 1, 2016

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News The next president’s military: Here’s a comparison of the candidates’ priorities – Troops and veterans voting in the presidential election this fall won’t just be picking their choice for commander in chief, they’ll also be choosing which political party sets the agenda on military issues for the next four years.     Business BAE:…

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News Briefs – August 1, 2016

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Turkey’s president reforms military after failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree July 31 that introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the Turkish armed forces further under civilian authority. The decree, the third to have been issued after a three-month state…

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U.S. conducts airstrikes against ISIL in Sirte, Libya

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http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1608/DOD_103521504/DOD_103521504-512×288-442k.mp4 On Aug. 1, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a news release. The airstrikes were in support of GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in…

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Headlines – July 29, 2016

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News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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