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News Briefs August 13, 2014

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Iraq isn’t Syria: Congress on board this time Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into it, the Obama administration’s emergency military action against Islamic State Sunni insurgents in northern…

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News Briefs September 17, 2014

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U.S. to assign 3,000 troops to fight Ebola The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations. The troops will supply medical and logistical support and boost…

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News Briefs October 20, 2014

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New military medical team to help with Ebola in U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States. His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the team…

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Two U.S. Navy ships collide in Gulf of Aden

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MANAMA, Bahrain – Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m., GMT, with no injuries to crew members. USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided as they were beginning an underway replenishment operation. Initial reports indicate only minor damage to both…

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Obama, Hagel mark end of Operation Enduring Freedom

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President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements Dec. 28 marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. After 13 years of combat operations, Operation Enduring Freedom drew to a close today in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. “Today’s ceremony in Kabul marks…

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AF officials announce fiscal 2016 budget force structure changes

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Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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Headlines March 13, 2015

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News: All but two bodies recovered from U.S. military helicopter crash – Search teams March 12 found the wreckage of a crashed Army Black Hawk helicopter and recovered all but two of the bodies of servicemen killed in the March 10 accident off the coast of Florida.   Business: UTC boss: Sikorsky no longer a good…

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Headlines April 20, 2015

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News: Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states – As the Middle East descends into proxy wars, sectarian conflicts and battles against terrorist networks, countries in the region that have stockpiled American military hardware are now actually using it and wanting more. U.S. spending $1 billion to reassure European allies – From Army rotations…

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News Briefs June 3, 2015

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Army sergeant accused of taking bribes in Afghanistan An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been accused of taking $100,000 and a Rolex watch in bribes from vendors seeking contracts in Afghanistan. A document filed June 1 in U.S. District Court in Paducah, Ky., charges 43-year-old Ramiro Pena Jr. with conspiring to commit bribery…

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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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