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News Briefs – December 22, 2017

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Interior Dept. says U.S. relies on China for critical minerals The United States is reliant on China and other nations for the overwhelming majority of critical minerals used by the military and for manufacturing everything from smartphones to wind turbines and cars, a new federal report says. The report released Dec. 19 by the U.S….

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News Briefs – January 31, 2018

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U.S. says Russian jet flew within 5 feet of U.S. Navy plane The United States is accusing Moscow of unsafe military practices after it says a Russian jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Navy plane over the Black Sea. The State Department says the incident occurred Jan. 29 when a Russian Su-27 jet…

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Headlines – March 7, 2018

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News Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approval – A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn’t get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said. It doesn’t point to…

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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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Headlines – May 7, 2018

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News As fatal aviation crashes reach 6-year high, Pentagon says ‘this is not a crisis’ – Fatal military aviation accidents have reached a six-year high, in both the number of accidents and the number of pilots and crews killed, a Military Times investigation has found.   Trump’s military parade gets support from House Republicans –…

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Headlines – June 6, 2018

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News Troubling U.S. Navy review finds widespread shortfalls in basic seamanship – A three-month internal review conducted by senior U.S. surface fleet leaders found that nearly 85 percent of its junior officers had either some or significant concerns in ship handling.   Watchdog warns Pentagon to fix F-35 tech problems before full-rate production starts –…

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News Briefs – July 13, 2018

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Canada offers to lead new NATO operation in Iraq Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO’s new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort. Trudeau said July 11 that it is important to help build…

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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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T-6A Texan II Crash

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A 12th Flying Training Wing T-6A Texan II crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall in Texas at approximately 4 p.m., Sept. 18. The crew ejected and is safe with minor injuries reported at the site. Both were transported to the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Medical Clinic for evaluation and both pilots were released. There were no…

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Helicopter crash on board USS Ronald Reagan

Posted October 19, 2018 by AP

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Oct. 19, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors, the Navy said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff the morning of Oct. 19 while the carrier was off the Philippine coast.

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