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Headlines August 11, 2014

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News: As strikes begin in Iraq, many options for Pentagon - The US campaign against a militant group that has taken control of huge chunks of Iraq has begun. Despite the near-total withdrawal of U.S. ground troops from the country in the past five years, the Pentagon has many options for more airstrikes – and many…

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101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

Posted August 11, 2014 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

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Deployed Airmen drop supplies into Iraq

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The U.S. military conducted a fourth airdrop of food and water yesterday for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

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Team Eglin supports Army Apache testing

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Similar to popular cell phone advertisements, engineers at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., engineers are demonstrating how they provide a connection between different contacts to create a joint network.

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Headlines August 8, 2014

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News: F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound laser guided bombs on ISIL - U.S. fighter jets have begun pounding artillery held by the al Qaeda-inspired militants in northern Iraq with laser guided bombs, a senior Defense official said Aug. 8. Obama signs VA bill top open outside care to veterans - President Obama signed into law a major overhaul…

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

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Body of U.S. general arrives at Dover Air Force Base The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan “insider attack” has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed Aug. 7 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., home to the nation’s largest…

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Pease ANGB selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus

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Air Force officials announced Aug. 6, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., as the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.

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Giving back

Posted August 8, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

Friends came to congratulate F-16 Test Pilot Col. Todd Ericson on his retirement from the U.S. Air Force and his new adventure as a Virgin Galactic pilot, but in lieu of gifts for Todd and his wife Mary Beth, the Ericson family asked that friends donate household items and toys for Airman’s Attic, a free shop for airmen stationed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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NASA selects U.S. small business technology transfer projects for further development

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NASA has selected 23 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue the development of innovative technologies that will support future agency mission needs and may also prove viable as commercial products and services.

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ATK passes critical design review for space launch system booster

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ATK photograph ATK’s five-segment solid rocket booster will power America’s new rocket – NASA’s Space Launch System, which is on track to launch in 2017. ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ATK has successfully completed its Critical Design Review with NASA to verify that the five-segment solid rocket booster is on track for an…

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