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News Briefs – March 25, 2016

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Russian general says military special forces active in Syria Russia’s special forces have helped direct air raids in Syria and Russian military advisers have played a key role in the Syrian army’s offensive, a top Russian military officer said. Col. Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, who commanded the Russian military in Syria, said in an interview with…

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U.S. official says Marines expanding combat role in Iraq

Posted March 25, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

The American combat role in Iraq appeared to expand March 24 as U.S. Marines operating from a small outpost provided targeting assistance and artillery fire to support Iraqi troops inching forward to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants. A senior U.S. official said the Marines fired illumination rounds to help the Iraqi forces locate IS…

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Headlines – March 23, 2016

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News U.S. European Command bans troops from travel to Brussels – U.S. troops and their families have been banned from traveling to Brussels in their free time until further notice, U.S. European Command said March 22.   Army announces Afghanistan deployment for 500 soldiers – About 500 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division will deploy…

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News Briefs – March 23, 2016

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House passes bill to allow female pilots’ ashes at Arlington The House has passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Lawmakers March 22 voted 385-0 to approve the bill sponsored by an Arizona Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally, herself a retired Air…

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Headlines – March 21, 2016

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News More Marines headed to Iraq to fight ISIS after rocket attack – The U.S. is sending a detachment of Marines to Iraq following a deadly attack on a coalition base in northern Iraq that left one Marine dead and eight more injured.     Business DCNS targets Australian frigate tender – Rand Corp., a…

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News Briefs – March 21, 2016

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Stealthy Zumwalt embarking for builder trials The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy is heading out to sea again. The Zumwalt is due to depart Bath Iron Works March 21 for the final builder trials before the ship is presented for inspection and delivery to the Navy. The Zumwalt is the first in…

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Mishap aboard USS Eisenhower injures sailors

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Eight sailors aboard the Norfolk, Va.,-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) were injured March 18 when an arresting gear parted during a routine landing by an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft.

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Headlines – March 18, 2016

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Business Northrop Grumman Hellhound continues to draw crowd at AUSA – The Hellhounds of folklore were supernatural dogs that wielded fire and served as harbingers of the afterlife.   Kongsberg buy-in at Patria creates Nordic industry force – Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s 49.9 percent strategic acquisition in Finnish state-controlled Patria Oy will create a major…

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News Briefs – March 18, 2016

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Russian Air Force: Syria withdrawal to be complete in three days The commander of the Russian Air Force says the withdrawal of the bulk of the Russian forces from Syria should be complete in two to three days. Col.-Gen. Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily March 17 that the Air…

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Headlines – March 16, 2016

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News Marine general to Congress: We might not be ready for another war – If the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready, a top Marine general told the Senate Armed Services Committee March 15.     Business Raytheon unveils new Patriot Radar at AUSA Global 16…

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