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News Briefs – October 29, 2012

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Navy sending fewer ship mattresses to landfills The Navy is sending fewer of its shipboard mattresses to landfills. The mattresses from two Virginia-based aircraft carriers and another ship are having their parts recycled by a South Carolina company this year for other uses. In all, the Navy plans to recycle 13,000 mattresses from the USS…

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Posted December 19, 2012 by

Business British aerospace boost from Airbus and Rolls-Royce; In defense-heavy San Diego, ‘fiscal cliff’ threat hits home;   Defense Defense bill bans funding for joint missile program;   International U.K. to withdraw 3,800 troops from Afghanistan during 2013; Scottish independence: Lords committee criticises Trident stance; Royal Air Force Red Arrows death: Jon Egging crash report…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Matthew Lotz
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Recovered debris thought to be wreckage of missing aircraft

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Air Force photograph by A1C Matthew Lotz An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Aviano Air Base, Italy. The 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, launched several of its F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft Jan. 29 to join the ongoing search effort for a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who was declared missing during a…

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Air Force cuts aviation support at public events

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Cuts include cancellation of The USAF Thunderbirds As the U.S. Air Force braces for potential sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs. Effective March 1, active-duty,…

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Headlines April 5, 2013

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News North Korea’s missile launchers on the move, indicating possible new provocation North Korea has begun moving its mid-range missile launchers, possibly indicating a looming test as tensions are already boiling on the peninsula, U.S. officials told Fox News.   Business Airbus regains top spot from Boeing in first quarter Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry’s…

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DOD cooperates with Congress on Benghazi probes

Posted May 8, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department has cooperated fully with Congress and the State Department on the investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of four U.S. citizens, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said May 8. A number of panels on Capitol Hill are examining the incident, which occurred…

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Panel rejects request for military base closings

Posted June 12, 2013 by Richard Lardner

Another round of military base closings has hit a dead end. A Senate panel June 11 approved legislation rejecting the Defense Department’s request to shutter installations and facilities in the United States that are no longer needed as the military branches cut the number of troops in uniform. The House Armed Services Committee last week…

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Unmanned drone crashes at Tyndall

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An unmanned Air Force QF-4 drone, assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., crashed on the drone runway during take-off at 8:25 a.m. July 17. No personnel were injured during the incident. Base and local police and safety officials have closed Highway 98 and are anticipating that it will…

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News Briefs August 12, 2013

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Air Force: Electrical wire caused F-22 crash The U.S. Air Force said Aug. 9 that a chafed electrical wire caused an F-22 Raptor fighter jet to crash near Tyndall Air Force Base in November. The Air Command Accident Investigation Board, based in Langley, Va., determined that the chafed wire let to an internal fire in…

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News Briefs September 13, 2013

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Virginia senators: DOD should reconsider moving AFRICOM Virginia’s U.S. senators hope a recent Government Accountability Report will reopen the possibility of moving the military’s Africa Command from Germany to Virginia. Africa Command’s area of responsibility covers the African continent minus Egypt. When the Defense Department created AFRICOM in 2007, it temporarily located its headquarters in…

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