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News Briefs – July 10, 2017

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North Korea calls U.S. practice bombing run a provocation North Korea has criticized a practice bombing run on the Korean peninsula by two U.S. B-1B bombers as a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war. A July 9 commentary in the ruling party’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the U.S. of “reckless military provocations” that…

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Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said July 29. The jet went down around 10:30 p.m., July 28 during a training mission in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the aircraft’s San Diego-area base….

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News Briefs – June 13, 2018

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Pilot injured in U.S. F-15 crash off Okinawa, Japan The pilot of a U.S. F-15C fighter jet was hospitalized in serious condition after it crashed June 11 in waters south of Okinawa in southern Japan, the Air Force said. The pilot, who was not identified, ejected and was rescued by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force….

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Headlines – January 11, 2016

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News U.S. B-52 flight ups ante in nuclear weapons dispute with North Korea – A powerful U.S. B-52 bomber flew low over South Korea Jan. 10, a clear show of force from the United States as a Cold War-style standoff deepened between its ally Seoul and North Korea following Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test.    …

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News Briefs – August 10, 2018

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Army agrees to restore access to Hawaiian cultural sites The U.S. Army has agreed to restore access to a valley considered sacred on Oahu in a settlement with a Native Hawaiian cultural group. The Army has settled the 2016 federal lawsuit by Malama Makua, agreeing to pay $80,000 in attorney fees and to address an…

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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 lands at Kennedy Space Center

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The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017.

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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 – December 21, 2018

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News Troops to immediately withdraw from Syria as Trump declares victory over ISIS – The Trump administration has ordered an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, and it remains unclear whether any troops will remain on the ground there.   Trump’s Syria withdrawal flies in the face of statements from top military and national…

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U.S. bombs, destroys Khorasan group stronghold in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan–At 7:32 p.m. local time April 13, 2017, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release ISIS-K, also known as the Korasan…

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News Briefs – February 26, 2018

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U.S. sailor hit by helicopter blade dies A sailor has died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego. The Marine Corps says the sailor was hit by the spinning tail rotor of a Venom helicopter the evening of Feb. 21 and died at…

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