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News Briefs – November 18, 2016

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U.S. disputes Jordan’s claim that Americans caused shooting The U.S. Embassy in Jordan on Nov. 17 disputed Amman’s claim that U.S. trainers sparked a deadly shooting incident at a Jordanian military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers. The shooting killed three Americans. The three slain Americans were assigned to the 5th Special…

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Headlines – November 11, 2015

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News Defense authorization bill clears Congress again – The 2016 defense authorization bill is headed to the White House – again. Senate approves VA funding for fiscal 2016 – Senate lawmakers advanced plans for a $166 billion Veterans Affairs Department budget for fiscal 2016, a potential next step not only for veterans program funding but…

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News Briefs – November 21, 2018

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Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS jamming Finland has summoned the Russian ambassador to express “concern regarding GPS signal disruption” that occurred during NATO’s vast Trident Juncture military drills in Norway “and the security risks it causes.” The Foreign Ministry tweeted Monday that after the meeting the country “expects further information from Russia and responsible…

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U.S. military member killed in Somalia

Posted May 5, 2017 by AP

MOGADISHU, Somalia–The U.S. military said May 5 a service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab as the United States steps up its fight against the al Qaeda-linked organization. A statement from the U.S. Africa Command said the service member was killed May 4 during the operation near…

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News Briefs – August 18, 2017

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Navy commander pleads guilty in massive corruption scandal A U.S. Navy commander has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a fraud and bribery scheme that cost the government about $35 million. Cmdr. Bobby Pitts of Virginia entered the plea Aug. 15 in San Diego. He’s the 18th person to plead guilty in connection…

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U.S. slaps 220 percent duty on Canada’s Bombardier jets

Posted September 29, 2017 by Paul Wiseman and Rob Gillies

The Commerce Department slapped duties of nearly 220 percent on Canada's Bombardier C Series aircraft Sept. 26 in a victory for Boeing that is likely to raise tensions between the United States and its allies Canada and Britain.

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U.S. Airman involved in Su-27UB Crash

Posted October 19, 2018 by

A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter aircraft crashed Oct. 16 at approximately 5 p.m. local time during exercise Clear Sky 2018 in the Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. One U.S. service member and one Ukrainian service member died in the crash. The Air Force Oct. 17 identified the pilot as Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, a pilot with the California…

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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

Posted April 24, 2018 by

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Headlines – March 10, 2017

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News Marines deploy to Syria with artillery – A contingent from the 11h Marine Expeditionary Unit has deployed within artillery range from the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, a military official told Marine Corps Times March 8.   U.S. House passes 2017 defense appropriations to uncertain prospects in Senate – The U.S….

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News Briefs – April 27, 2016

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Panel confirms first female officer for war fighting command The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of the first female officer to lead one of the military’s warfighting commands. Members of the panel April 26 confirmed Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S. Northern Command. The panel acted on a…

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