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News Briefs – August 31, 2018

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U.S. military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 3 The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing three fighters. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the strike was carried out on Monday about 24 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. has carried out 21 such…

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Headlines – February 19, 2016

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News Study: Military falls short in treating new cases of war-related stress – The U.S. military is struggling to provide adequate therapy sessions for thousands of active-duty troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, a massive study released Thursday concludes.     Business France expects six A400Ms fitted to tactical standard by year’s end…

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News Briefs – October 28, 2015

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Officials: Navy pilot who buzzed Berkeley broke no rules The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules. Officials said Oct. 26 that the Jan. 27 flyover complied with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and Navy safety regulations. The Los Angeles Times…

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Headlines – April 13, 2018

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News DOD halts F-35 deliveries amid repair bill disagreement with Lockheed – The Pentagon has suspended acceptance of most F-35 deliveries as manufacturer Lockheed Martin and the F-35 program office debate who should be responsible for fixing jets after a production issue last year.     Business Orbital ATK expansions anticipate surge in DOD advanced…

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

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A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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News Briefs – February 3, 2017

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Air Force base: 1 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico training A civilian contractor was killed and an Air Force service member injured in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico, Holloman Air Force Base officials said Feb 1. The Jan. 31 accident involved members of a ground-control party struck as…

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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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News Briefs – September 1, 2017

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U.S. shoots down medium-range ballistic missile in Hawaii test The U.S. military has shot down a medium range ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii. The Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai Island launched the target missile late Aug. 29. Sailors aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tracked the target with radar and then…

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Headlines – July 25, 2018

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News No space force for Trump in big Pentagon policy bill – U.S. President Donald Trump wants a new military “Space Force,” but Congress isn’t ready for blast off.   JSTARS Recap is officially dead – The Air Force scored a major win in the 2019 defense authorization bill: Not only will it be able…

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News Briefs – December 20, 2017

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UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair The British navy’s newest and most expensive aircraft carrier needs repairs after a faulty shaft seal was identified during sea trials. Officials say the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which cost roughly 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) to build, will be “scheduled for repair” at Portsmouth. Defense Secretary Gavin…

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