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Headlines August 19, 2015

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News: Navy SEALs to open to women, top admiral says – The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday in an exclusive interview. First flight of U.S. Air Force tanker delayed by a month – The first flight of the…

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Headlines August 17, 2015

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News: After delicate negotiations, U.S. says it will pull Patriot missiles from Turkey – The United States said Aug. 16 that it would withdraw two Patriot missile-defense batteries from southern Turkey this fall, a sign that the Pentagon believes the risk of Syrian Army missile attacks has eased since the Patriots were deployed in 2013. Officials…

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Headlines August 14, 2015

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News: Two sailors injured after Hornet catches fire on USS Harry S. Truman flight deck – Two sailors suffered injuries late Tuesday night following a fire that broke out on the flight deck of carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Navy officials told USNI News Aug. 12. McCain wants answers on VA delays in healthcare for…

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Headlines August 12, 2015

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News: U.S. Army helicopter makes ‘hard landing’ off Japan – Seven people were injured when a U.S. Army helicopter made a “hard deck landing” on a ship during a training mission off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa Aug. 11, the U.S. military in Japan said. Pilot injured when F-16 crashes in southern Germany – A U.S. F-16…

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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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