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Headlines May 28, 2014

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News: Report shows wait ‘schemes’ are ‘systemic throughout VA’ – Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment, which is 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Department of Veterans’ internal watchdog said May 28.  McKeon glad to see Obama ‘speaking up’ about U.S. leadership – While President…

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Old Guard Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

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Across Arlington National Cemetery last weekend, adjacent to each of the often stark white, simple grave stones, a tiny American flag has been placed into the ground as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.

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Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

Posted May 28, 2014 by C. Todd Lopez

"The first time I went, my daughter brought me. And my son-in-law was there, and his friend. That day we had clouds, low clouds like fog. And when I saw those statues -- I'd seen it in real life. My knees started to go."

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Headlines May 23, 2014

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Business: Success for first Aegis Ashore missile launch – The first launch of an anti-ballistic missile from a new shore-based version of the classic Aegis missile system was successfully carried out May 20 in Hawaii.   U.S. Navy looking to boost CH-53K helicopter sales by 50 percent – U.S. Navy is in talks with other governments to boost…

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NASA Mars weather camera helps find new crater on Red Planet

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Researchers have discovered on the Red Planet the largest fresh meteor-impact crater ever firmly documented with before-and-after images.

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Boeing delivers fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India

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Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft.

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Beefier carbines en route to Soldiers

Posted May 23, 2014 by David Vergun

A thicker barrel will absorb more heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4.

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Machinists union votes to settle Stennis strike

Posted May 23, 2014 by AP

Machinists union members at Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center have voted to accept a contract proposal from Lockheed Martin, settling a five-day strike. Union spokesman Frank Larkin said members of Machinists Lodge 2249 voted 41-7 May 20 to accept a contract with Lockheed Martin. The union represents about 115 workers who support NASA rocket testing at…

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GA-ASI, Rhode & Schwarz team to develop voice communications certification for Predator B

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz, the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless communications, Electromagnetic Compatibility Test and Measurement equipment, and broadcasting T&M equipment for digital terrestrial television, announced May 21 that they have signed a Teaming Agreement to integrate and flight demonstrate Rohde & Schwarz’s air traffic control radios on the Predator®…

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FRCSE is first Navy depot slated to repair F-35 aircraft components

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The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Site Depot Activation Team in Jacksonville, Fla., is diligently working to establish capability later this month to repair the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system earning FRCSE the distinction as the first Navy military depot to work on JSF components.

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