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Headlines – March 14, 2014

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News: Chinese raw materials also found on U.S. B-1 bomber, F-16 jets - After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing’s B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said.  U.S., Israel sign deal to continue financing…

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,176 As of March 11, at least 2,176 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 1,796 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of…

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Space station crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

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Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth March 10 after 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around the planet and traveled almost 70.5 million miles. Expedition 38 crew members Michael Hopkins of NASA, and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) touched…

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Headlines – March 10, 2014

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News: DOD budget: Expect big changes in five-year spending priorities - Just before Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the U.S. Air Force budget director, walked into the Pentagon briefing room on March 4, an aide slipped him a note.  Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production - Boeing said March 7 that “hairline cracks” had been…

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Pilot killed in fighter jet crash is identified The military pilot killed in a fighter jet crash during a training exercise in Nevada has been identified as Marine Capt. Reid Nannen. Marine Aircraft Group 12 released the 32-year-old pilot’s name March 8. Nannen died when the F/A-18C went down March 1 on a Navy range…

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Headlines – March 7, 2014

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News: DOD proposes revolutionary changes in retirement benefits - After years of silence on the intensely controversial issue of military retirement reform, the Pentagon on Thursday unveiled a detailed proposal for fundamental, far-reaching changes to the current pension system, Military Times has learned.  Senate rejects overhaul of military’s handling of sexual assaults - The Senate agreed March…

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News Briefs March 7, 2014

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U.S. general pleads guilty to three counts in sex case A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault is pleading guilty to three lesser charges, but maintains his innocence on five remaining counts. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair pleaded March 6 in a military courtroom at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His primary accuser is a…

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Headlines – March 5, 2014

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News: Pentagon suspends U.S.-Russian military exercises - The United States has suspended all military exercises with Russia in response to the invasion of the eastern region of Crimea as the standoff in Ukraine continues.   Business: U.S. Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal - The U.S. Air Force decided March 4 to start work…

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,176 As of March 3, 2014, at least 2,176 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 1,796 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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NASA honors Astronaut Neil Armstrong with center renaming

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NASA photograph by Carla Thomas NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center along the northwest edge of Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base has been renamed in honor of former research test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to step onto the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission…

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