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News Briefs March 31, 2014

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U.S. military chief in Israel at time of tensions The U.S. military chief has kicked off a visit to Israel at a time of heightened tensions with Israel’s defense minister. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon tried to portray business as usual March 30,…

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U.S. military to assist in search for missing Nigerian girls

Posted May 7, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

About 10 U.S. Africa Command military personnel will be part of a U.S. team assisting the Nigerian government in their efforts to find more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said May 7. President Barack Obama directed the formation of an interagency coordination and assessment…

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Headlines June 6, 2014

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News: U.S. sending advisers, military gear to Ukraine - A small team of American military advisers will soon head to Ukraine to assess that embattled nation’s “mid- and long-term needs for defense reform,” a Pentagon official said June 5.  Pilot unharmed in Super Hornet crash off California coast - An F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the water…

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Headlines July 16, 2014

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News: F-35 cleared for flight  – A Pentagon official told Defense News that the F-35 fighter fleet has been cleared by air worthiness authorities. A decision on attending the show has not been made but the official said DOD is “hopeful” it can make the trip.   Business: BAE aims for half of $10 billion…

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News Briefs August 18, 2014

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New U.S. strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign. U.S. Central Command says a combination of bombers, fighter jets, attack planes and unmanned drones hit targets near Iraq’s largest dam…

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Obama: Lives lost on 9/11 ushered in stronger nation

Posted September 11, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by PO1 Chad J. McNeeley Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, President Barack Obama and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors as the national anthem plays during the ceremony to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2012. Eleven…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2012

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U.S. military chief in Israel to oversee joint drill   The American military chief is in Israel to observe the largest armed forces drill between the two countries. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, was meeting Oct. 28 with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the beginning of his visit….

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News Briefs December 19, 2012

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Iran says it got two more U.S. drones in past missions The naval chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims Iranian forces had captured at least two other U.S. drones before unveiling a purportedly downed ScanEagle craft earlier this month. The Dec. 17 report by the official IRNA news agency does not say when the two…

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Headlines: January 30, 2013

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News   F-16 fighter jet from U.S. Air Force base ‘crashes in Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy during training exercise The Air Force is searching the Adriatic Sea after losing contact with a U.S. fighter jet during a training mission off the coast of Italy. The headquarters of the 31st Fighter Wing, at…

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Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

Posted March 4, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

The Defense Department lifted its grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after analysis concluded that a cracked turbine blade in an engine on a single plane resulted from overuse in test operations, according to an official with the F-35 Joint Program Office. In an email statement, the official, Kyra Hawn, said engineers…

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