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Headlines January 26, 2015

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News: Two Marines identified in deadly California helo crash – Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Jan. 25 as talented pilots. Greek F-16 crashes in Spain during NATO exercise – Ten people died Jan. 26 after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed…

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News Briefs January 26, 2015

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Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales. The Navy now wants to deploy up to 720 sonobuoys about 12 miles off…

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Headlines January 23, 2015

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News: Yemen chaos threatens U.S. counterterror efforts, including drone program – The White House’s strategy for fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen – repeatedly presented as a model by President Obama – was left in tatters Thursday by the resignation of the man who personally approved U.S. drone strikes in the country and the collapse of its central…

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News Briefs January 23, 2015

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NATO detects key Russian military equipment in east Ukraine NATO’s top commander in Europe says the alliance has detected the presence of key Russian military equipment in eastern Ukraine that, in the past, has accompanied large inflows of Russian troops. Gen. Philip Breedlove told a news conference Jan. 22 in Brussels that Russian electronic warfare…

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Headlines January 19, 2015

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News Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground’s asphalt.   Business Shrouded in mystery, new bomber makes waves With a winner expected to be…

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News Briefs January 19, 2015

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Decommissioned USS Constellation arrives in Texas for scrap The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped. Officials with towing company Foss Maritime announced the former aircraft carrier arrived the afternoon of Jan. 16 in Brownsville. International Shipbreaking Ltd. will be paid $3 million to scrap the former military…

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Headlines January 16, 2015

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News Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels The U.S. military is planning to send more than 400 soldiers to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said Jan. 15. VA destroyed records, punished whistleblower in patient death, complaint alleges Staff at the…

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News Briefs January 16, 2015

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New Mexico calls out air force base in contamination case New Mexico is calling out the U.S. Air Force for missing a deadline to design and implement an interim system for cleaning up contamination from a fuel leak at a New Mexico base. The state Environment Department Jan. 15 issued a notice of violation related…

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Headlines January 14, 2015

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Business Raytheon working on Tomahawk with active seeker More than 2,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at live targets since 1991. In every case, the missile has been aimed at a fixed, non-moving target. Air Force wants to improve DCGS imagery The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is retiring its current systems of…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

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Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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