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News Briefs October 25, 2013

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Military supplier blames closure on U.S. shutdown, sequester PORT HURON, MICH. ó A Michigan company that makes camouflage items for the military says the partial government shutdown is one reason itís going out of business. The Detroit News says that Port Huron-based GMA Cover Corp. announced the closing in a letter to its employees Oct….

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Celebrated pilot and Vietnam POW dies at 88

Posted October 25, 2013 by MSgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

Retired Brig. Gen. Robinson “Robbie” Risner, a celebrated Korean War jet fighter ace and Vietnam prisoner of war, died Oct. 22 at Bridgewater Retirement Community, Bridgewater, Va.

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Headlines October 23, 2013

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Business: Lockheed protests Navy radar decision - Lockheed Martin, stung Oct. 10 by a Navy decision to award Raytheon the contract to develop and build a new radar that could be installed on generations of new missile ships, filed a protest Oct. 22 against the decision. U.S. Navy orders Raytheon to halt radar work after protest -…

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News Briefs October 23, 2013

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Navy Blue Angels to resume performances next year The Blue Angels are set to return to the skies above air shows nationwide in 2014. The Navy has announced that the popular flight demonstration team will have a full schedule for the 2014 season. The team suspended its 2013 performance schedule this spring after forced federal…

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Headlines October 21, 2013

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News: Families suspect SEAL Team 6 crash was inside job on worst day in Afghanistan - Questions haunt the families of Extortion 17, the 2011 helicopter mission in Afghanistan that suffered the most U.S. military deaths in a single day in the war on terrorism.   Business: Honeywell third quarter profit improves as sales climb - Honeywell…

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News Briefs October 21, 2013

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DOD begins the transfer of airbase in Kyrgyzstan The U.S. Department of Defense has begun the process of relocating from the Transit Center at Manas International Airport and plans to complete the transfer of areas and facilities to the government of Kyrgyzstan by July 2014. The current agreement between the U.S. and Kyrgyz governments on…

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Headlines October 17, 2013

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News: Ranger’s unconscious salute inspires, captivates a grateful nation - There’s tough. There’s Marine Corps tough. And now there’s an entirely new category: Injured, hooked-to-tubes, unconscious — but still saluting — Army Ranger tough.   Business: Pentagon withholding payments from six weapons makers - The U.S. Defense Department is withholding payments from six arms makers for problems…

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News Briefs: October 17, 2013

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Delegation lobbies for Alaska base for F-35s Alaska’s congressional delegation is lobbying Air Force leaders to base the F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, along with Rep. Don Young, sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of…

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News Briefs October 14, 2013

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Egyptian military plane crashes; pilot safe Security officials say a Soviet-made MiG-21 fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian air force has crashed while on a training mission near the ancient city of Luxor in the south. The officials say the pilot bailed out and parachuted safely to the ground before the plane crashed in a…

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Headlines October 14, 2013

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News: U.S. nears agreement with Afghanistan on troops post 2014 - Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of Defense John Kerry said they were close to completing a security agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014.   Business: Boeing’s Pentagon charges questioned in audits four times - Four times in…

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