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News Briefs – April 24, 2017

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U.S. carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson and two other U.S. warships as they continued their journey north in the western Pacific Ocean, the…

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Headlines – May 16, 2016

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News Navy SEALs secret medals reveal heroism during past 15 years – Citations for two Navy Crosses and more than 100 Silver Star medals awarded secretly to Navy SEALs and a Marine for “extraordinary heroism” in the last 15 years reflect the fierce battles that have been fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to records…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2018

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Koreas, U.S.-led UN Command discuss disarming border area North and South Korea and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said that the Oct. 16 talks at the Panmunjom…

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U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

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Navy photograph by PO3 Kyleigh Williams An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19, Nov. 2, 2018. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat…

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News Briefs – July 1, 2016

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Russian defense minister promises response to NATO’s buildup Russia’s defense minister says the military will respond in kind to NATO’s buildup near Russian borders. Sergei Shoigu said June 29 the deployment of additional NATO units and weapons in Eastern Europe “has undermined strategic stability.” He voiced concern that NATO’s activities near Russia’s borders could expand…

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Headlines – May 1, 2017

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News U.S. service member killed near Mosul, Iraq – A U.S. service member was killed in an explosive device blast outside of Mosul, Iraq, April 29, according to a release from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.   Pentagon puts civilian deaths in strikes on ISIS way lower than outside groups – At least 352…

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News Briefs – August 3, 2017

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Romania to spend $11.3 billion on defense in next decade Romania’s top defense body has approved a 9.8 billion-euro ($11.3 billion) spending plan for the next decade and has pledged to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense as NATO requests of its members. The Supreme Defense Council met Aug. 1 and agreed to…

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Headlines – April 5, 2017

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News Schriver emerges as potential Pentagon policy nominee – Randall Schriver, a George W. Bush-era State Department official with experience in the Pentagon, is a leading candidate to be undersecretary of defense for policy, multiple sources tell Defense News.     Business Boeing pushing new Block III Super Hornet – The U.S. Navy is back…

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News Briefs – March 7, 2016

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Daughter of Navy secretary christens newest submarine The U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine has been christened in Newport News. Elizabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling across the bow of the future USS Washington to celebrate its christening on Saturday. Elizabeth Mabus is the ship’s sponsor. The…

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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

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John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Dec. 8. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where…

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