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Headlines August 10, 2015

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News: U.S. F-16s arrive at Turkish air base for anti-ISIS ops – The U.S. deployed six F-16s and roughly 300 airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support operations against the Islamic State.   Business: Army win solidifies Lockheed’s air-to-ground market share – As operations in Iraq and Syria continue to drive…

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Headlines August 7, 2015

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News: NASA signing $490 million contract with Russia – NASA informed lawmakers Aug. 5 that because Congress has failed to fully fund its Commercial Crew Program for the last five years, it is signing a $490 million contract extension with Russia to send Americans to space.   Business: Italian KC-767 tanker completes its first F-35 refueling –…

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Headlines August 5, 2015

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News: Shots fired at Camp Shelby soldiers – Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly fired shots at soldiers training at Camp Shelby, Miss., on Aug. 4. Two airmen killed during parachute training identified – The two special operations airmen who died after a parachute training incident Aug. 3 were identified as TSgt. Timothy A….

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News Briefs August 5, 2015

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U.S., Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet U.S. and Philippine officials say they will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea at annual diplomatic meetings in Malaysia this week. China has opposed any mention of the territorial rifts…

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Headlines August 3, 2015

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News: Marine F-35 jets deemed ready for combat – A small batch of the highly anticipated – and much criticized – F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jets have been approved for combat by the U.S. Marine Corps.   News: Reports: China to sell J-10 fighter to Iran, Syria? – Iran is rumored external link to be buying 150…

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Oklahoma, Tulsa push for F-35 base at Tulsa International

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If state and local officials have their way, the Oklahoma Air National Guard base in Tulsa will become the newest home of the U.S. military’s most expensive weapons system, the F-35 Lightning II. Members of an F-35 task force want the Pentagon to base the fighter aircraft at the Tulsa-based 138th Fighter Wing, located at…

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Headlines July 31, 2015

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News: Carter: Military leaders could arm more troops at home – Following the recent fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is ordering the military services to consider new policies that would enhance security for troops at home, including potentially arming more personnel.   Business: DOD weighs supplier base,…

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News Briefs July 31, 2015

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U.S. delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package. It says in a July 30 statement that the aircraft, of the current Block 52 production variant, will be flown in from…

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Headlines July 29, 2015

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News: Lockheed F-35s reliability found wanting in shipboard testing – The Marine Corps’ version of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter demonstrated poor reliability in a 12-day exercise at sea, according to the U.S. military’s top testing officer.   Business: Rockwell Collins to upgrade Boeing comms system – Rockwell Collins will upgrade the low-frequency transmission system on the E-4B…

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Headlines July 27, 2015

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News: U.S.-Turkey deal aims to create de facto ‘safe zone’ in northwest Syria – Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a de facto “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border under the terms of a deal that is expected to significantly increase the scope and pace of the U.S.-led air war against…

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