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News Briefs October 14, 2013

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Egyptian military plane crashes; pilot safe Security officials say a Soviet-made MiG-21 fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian air force has crashed while on a training mission near the ancient city of Luxor in the south. The officials say the pilot bailed out and parachuted safely to the ground before the plane crashed in a…

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Washington Navy Yard recovery task force established

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Navy photograph by PO2 Stuart Phillips Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers remarks during a memorial service at the Marine Barracks for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Oct. 10 the establishment of the Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force. Assistant Secretary of the Navy…

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World War II airman identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Oct. 11 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, 23, of Scranton, Penn., will be buried Oct. 18, in…

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Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

Posted October 14, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

Many soldiers will not be able to attend the Oct. 21-23 event in person, due to lack of budget and restrictions on travel. However, the educational and professional development panels will be available to them online, and they will even be able to ask questions. “We look at the Army part of AUSA as a…

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Israeli defense minister visits Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

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The Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon visited the Lockheed Martin F-35 assembly line in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 10 where the 5th Generation fighter aircraft is being built. This is the first time Minister Yaalon has been to the facility since the Israeli and U.S. government agreed in October 2010 to the Foreign Military…

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Most TRICARE beneficiaries meet ACA coverage requirements

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The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called Ƭminimum essential coverageĆ®) by January 1, 2014,…

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CFC suspended as shutdown continues

Posted October 14, 2013 by SSgt. David Salanitri

As a result of the government shutdown, the Department of Defense has indefinitely suspended the Combined Federal Campaign. The campaign was slated to start its official solicitation period Sept. 1 and run through Dec. 15. According to a memorandum released Oct. 9, CFC campaign activities are not excepted from furlough, nor are they appropriate activities…

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Lockheed Martin to deliver communications, transmission services To U.S. Army

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The U.S. Army will soon be using satellite and terrestrial communications capabilities delivered in part by Lockheed Martin to support battlefield operations around the globe. Lockheed Martin was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply communications and transmissions systems to the U.S. Army’s Project Manager of Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems. Under this contract with…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted October 14, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a…

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20th Air Force commander relieved of command

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Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, relieved Maj. Gen. Michael Carey from command of 20th Air Force Oct. 11 due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment. Kowalski made his decision based on information from an Inspector General investigation into Carey’s behavior during a temporary…

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