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Headlines March 24, 2014

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News: Two killed in shooting at Naval base - A base spokeswoman says two people were killed in a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk.  GAO questions affordability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - In the latest downbeat assessment of the Pentagon’s 13-year struggle to build the Joint Strike Fighter, Congress’s watchdog March 24 warned that the high-tech…

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News Briefs March 26, 2014

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U.S. military: Budget cuts hurt readiness in Asia Top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region say budget cuts could hurt the ability of American forces to respond to a security crisis, including on the Korean peninsula. Pacific commander Adm. Samuel Locklear says U.S. allies are starting to question U.S. ìstaying powerî as a guarantor…

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Headlines March 24, 2014

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Business: Lockheed Martin F-35’s software delayed, GAO says - Delays in testing critical software for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet are threatening to delay the Pentagon’s most expensive weapon and boost development costs, according to congressional investigators.  Boeing U.S. tanker program seen $1 billion over budget - The U.S. Air Force on Friday estimated that Boeing’s development of…

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News Briefs March 24, 2014

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Syria says Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane A Syrian military spokesman says Turkey’s armed forces have shot down a Syrian warplane near the countries’ border, and called the act a “blatant aggression.” The unnamed spokesman was quoted by Syrian state TV as saying the plane was downed March 23 in Syrian airspace as it was…

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

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Pentagon reviews will focus on military medals The Pentagon has begun three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded. The move follows criticism over the military’s inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings, and criticism about now-shelved plans to create an award for drone pilots. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel…

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Headlines March 21, 2014

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News: U.S. considers sanctions against Russian defense sector - President Barack Obama threatened sanctions against Moscows defense sector March 20 upon announcing the American government would punish 16 individuals in Russian President Vladimir Putins inner circle in response to the countrys invasion of Ukraine. Pentagon proposes cuts to Ukraine military aid - The Obama administration proposed a…

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Headlines – March 19, 2014

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Space NASA reveals technology behind its Orion capsule, preparation for its first journey For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a new astronaut-carrying spacecraft. Called Orion, this capsule is designed to take explorers further into space than we’ve ever gone before. Eventually, journeys to Mars itself are being imagined.  Does Titan have…

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News Briefs March 19, 2014

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Michigan to pilot initiative to help vets get jobs Michigan is one of three states chosen to pilot a new initiative intended to help military veterans find jobs. Michigan will join Iowa and Tennessee as the first states participating in the Hiring our Heroes program’s All Vet States program. State officials say participating in the…

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Former center director Lee Scherer remembered

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NASA photograph Members of Lee Scherer’s family join former center director Ken Szalai (left) and current center director David McBride (right) for a group portrait under the X-1E. Present and former directors of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center joined together March 7 to reflect on a life of national service by the late Lee R….

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Headlines – March 17, 2014

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News: As Ukraine crisis unfolds, DOD’s options are limited - As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, the US and its allies in Europe find themselves with a limited set of options at the same time the Pentagon is trying to plan for potential fallout. NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension -…

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