Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada
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Marine helicopter crashes in the Gulf of Aden

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A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at 2:00 p.m., Sept. 1, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).

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Headlines September 2, 2014

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News: Debris yields clues that pilot never ejected – When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C “Eagle” fighter jet on the afternoon of Aug. 27, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching – the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft.  …

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News Briefs September 2, 2014

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Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Aug. 29. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a much lower…

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National Guard identifies fallen F-15C aviator

Posted September 2, 2014 by Steve Marshall

BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Massachusetts National Guard officials identified the pilot of an F-15C Eagle jet that crashed in Virginia as Air Force Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. The veteran aviator was killed Aug. 27 when his aircraft crashed in remote, mountainous terrain near Deerfield Valley. “We all continue to keep…

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Headlines August 28, 2014

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News: After F-15 jet crash in Virginia, rescue helicopters search for pilot – Helicopters are searching for an Air National Guard pilot after his F-15 jet crashed in the mountains of Virginia this morning, military officials said.   Business: U.S. Air Force 3DELRR contract expected soon – The U.S. Air Force could award the contract for its…

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News Briefs August 28, 2014

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Russian directing new offensive in Ukraine The Obama administration believes Russia is leading a new military counteroffensive in Ukraine. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Russia has sent additional columns of tanks and armored vehicles into its neighbor’s territory. She says the incursions suggest a ìRussian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in the contested eastern…

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F-15C crashes in mountains of Virginia

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An Air Force jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia Aug. 27, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot’s status was unknown. No injuries were reported on the ground, but authorities were still trying to reach the crash site ó located through its heavy smoke coming from…

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Headlines August 25, 2014

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News: U.S. sends second carrier to Asia amid tensions with China – The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and a Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft. SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight – A SpaceX rocket…

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News Briefs August 25, 2014

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China says U.S. plane intercept was professional China’s Defense Ministry has rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. The ministry issued a statement Aug. 23 attributed to spokesman Yang Yujun calling the U.S. accusations groundless. It…

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Headlines August 22, 2014

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News: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap – Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.   Business: U.S. Air Force issues RFI for new rocket engine – The US Air Force is officially looking into…

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