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Headlines October 17, 2014

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News: Turkey OK’s American drones to fight ISIS – Turkey is now allowing the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft to fly over Syria. But so far, traditional warplanes are out of the question. New Ingalls boss focusing on cost performance, agility – Brian Cuccias has been in the Gulf Coast shipbuilding business for 35 years, working for…

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News Briefs Nov, 17, 2014

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Second stealthy destroyer starting to take shape The second of three stealthy destroyers under construction in Maine is starting to take shape. The Navy says it has completed the hoisting of the 1,000-ton composite deckhouse onto the 610-foot hull of the future USS Michael Monsoor. It took four cranes to complete the job Nov. 14….

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Headlines December 24, 2014

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Business: Boeing, U.S. Navy in talks about stretching EA-18G jet production – The U.S. Navy Dec. 19 said it was in talks with Boeing Co about slowing production of its EA-18G electronic attack jets to keep the St. Louis facility running through the end of 2017, after Congress approved funding for 15 more planes. Navy’s $2.5…

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News Briefs February 4, 2015

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POW/MIA command in Hawaii has new name The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii now has a new name that reflects a merger of offices. The new agency is called the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The change involves a merger between JPAC in Hawaii, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office in Washington, D.C., and some functions…

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Headlines March 11, 2015

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News: Seven Marines, four soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida – Seven Marines and four soldiers were missing early March 11 after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Elgin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.   Business: Defense contractor sues Navy over damage to high-tech blimp in hangar collapse – A…

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Headlines April 17, 2015

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News: Army extends benefits to Hood shooting victims – The Army will provide “all possible benefits” to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting who recently were awarded the Purple Heart, the service announced April 16.   Business: Rolls-Royce lands biggest deal in its 109-year history – U.K. engineering company Rolls-Royce has won the largest order in…

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Headlines May 29, 2015

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News: U.S. Army chief opens door to embedding U.S. troops with Iraqi forces – After the fall of Ramadi, the Iraqi Security Forces need military and political leadership, Gen. Raymond Odierno says.   Business: No acquisition strategy yet for LCS frigates – Details of the new Littoral Combat Ship frigate program’s acquisition strategy are still being reviewed,…

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News Briefs July 24, 2015

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Officials: Progress made cleaning up massive jet fuel spill State and federal officials are becoming increasingly confident they’ll be able to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque, N.M., before it reaches drinking water wells. Kirtland Air Force Base and state environment officials will be updating the public on…

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News Briefs – August 29th, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,971 As of Aug. 28, 2012, at least 1,971 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,650 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2012

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Eight British airmen buried in Malaysia after 67 years Eight British World War II airmen have been buried with military honors in Malaysia, nearly 70 years after their plane crashed while on a mission in Southeast Asia. The eight were crewmembers of a Royal Air Force plane that left Cocos Island Aug. 23, 1945, to…

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