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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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Soldier killed in Syria identified as 36-year-old from Texas

Posted April 2, 2018 by Deb Riechmann

Army photograph Army Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, of Austin, died March 30, 2018, from injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his patrol in Manbij, Syria, on March 29. The American service member killed last week by a roadside bomb in northern Syria was a 36-year-old Army soldier from Texas, the Defense Department said…

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News Briefs – April 30, 2018

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Greece approves 1.2 billion-euro US deal for F-16 fighters A panel of senior Greek government and military officials has approved a 1.2-billion-euro ($1.45 billion) deal to upgrade more than half of the country’s American-made F-16 fighter planes. Officials say the deal approved by the Greek cabinet on April 28 will give 85 of Greece’s fleet…

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Headlines – May 25, 2018

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News As ISIS targets disappear in Iraq and Syria, U.S. military shifts focus to Afghanistan – As the war against the Islamic State terror group winds down in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military is increasingly turning its attention to Afghanistan.   China’s J-20 stealth fighters will likely patrol Taiwan’s airspace soon — and the…

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News Briefs – July 2, 2018

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Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals Russian President Vladimir Putin is boasting about his country’s prospective nuclear weapons, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs. Speaking June 28 before the graduates of Russian military academies in the Kremlin, Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in…

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Headlines – August 3, 2018

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News Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard is expected to soon begin a major naval exercise that could demonstrate its ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial conduit for global energy supplies, US officials say.   DOD exempts wounded warriors from ‘deploy or…

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News Briefs – September 7, 2018

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this year The U.S. military says it has determined that the shooting death of an American service member Sept. 3 in Afghanistan was a so-called insider attack. Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American…

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News Briefs – October 16, 2015

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Boeing pays $18 million to settle labor-overcharge suit Boeing has paid $18 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed it overcharged the government for labor on the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at its Long Beach Depot Center. The U.S. Justice Department announced the payment Oct. 14. Boeing had Air Force contracts to maintain and…

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News Briefs – November 20, 2015

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Russian strategic bombers deal new strikes on IS The Russian military says its strategic bombers have struck targets in Syria in a third straight day of a heavy bombing blitz. Russia, which has conducted air campaign in Syria since Sept. 30, sharply raised its intensity this week on President Vladimir Putin’s orders. Putin told the…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2015

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Washington base to cut about 900 civilian jobs Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington is expected to cut about 900 civilian jobs over the next few years. The News-Tribune reports the job reductions will mostly be accomplished by not filling openings and offering incentives for early retirement. The base currently employs more than 16,000 civilian workers….

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