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News Briefs – January 20, 2016

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U.S. Air Force officer dead in non-combat incident in Qatar A U.S. Air Force officer from Kansas has died in a non-combat related incident while serving in Qatar. The Department of Defense says 42-year-old Maj. John D. Gerrie died Jan. 16 in Al Udeid Air Base. The cause of death was not immediately released. DOD…

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Still no luck in hunt for 12 Marines after Hawaii crashes

Posted January 20, 2016 by Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Teams searching the waters off Hawaii where two Marine helicopters crashed have had no luck so far in their hunt for 12 missing crew members. Three of the four life rafts aboard the helicopters have been recovered and efforts were being made to retrieve the fourth. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday…

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Headlines – January 18, 2016

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News Air Force to Delay A-10 Retirement, Thanks to ISIS – After trying to retire the battle-tested Warthog for the past two years, Air Force officials concede that the plane is key to the war on ISIS.     Business General Electric to move headquarters to Boston – GE set to get up to $145…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2016

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U.S. imposes new Iran sanctions for ballistic missile testing The United States Jan. 17 imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran’s firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, a new punishment one day after the Obama administration lifted economic penalties against the Islamic Republic over…

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Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

Posted January 18, 2016 by Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Jan. 18 she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far….

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Headlines – January 15, 2016

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News This is the Pentagon’s new strategy to defeat ISIS – It involves a lot of old-school war fighting and could require more Americans on the ground to support unproven allies.     Business Orbital ATK, SpaceX to build U.S. Air Force rocket engine prototypes – The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK and…

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News Briefs – January 15, 2016

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Egypt renews combat deployment in Red Sea, Gulf for a year Egypt says it has renewed for another year its “combat” military deployment in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf regions. The Jan. 14 statement, like similar past ones, does not specify the number of troops or military assets Egypt is deploying in the two…

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Headlines – January 13, 2016

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News Iran releases U.S. sailors held for 16 hours – The morning of Jan. 13, Iran released 10 American sailors unharmed whose riverine boats drifted near Iranian waters, ending a nearly 18-hours of tense negotiations.     Business BAE Systems announces more layoffs at Norfolk shipyard – British defense giant BAE Systems Plc announced hundreds…

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News Briefs – January 13, 2016

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Classified documents prompt wrangling in Bowe Bergdahl case An Army judge is considering how to handle thousands of documents — many of them classified — that will be part of the case against a soldier who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared Jan. 12 before Col. Jeffery Nance, an Army judge,…

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Navy fighter pilot ejects safely as plane crashes in Nevada

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FALLON, Nev.–A U.S. Navy fighter pilot safely ejected before a plane crashed in northern Nevada during a training mission in a remote mountain area about 90 miles east of Reno. Officials at the Naval Air Station in Fallon said Jan. 12 rescue crews safely recovered the pilot after the FA-18A Hornet went down about 8:30…

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