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News Briefs February 12, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,169 As of Feb. 11, 2014, at least 2,169 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,791 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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News Briefs March 24, 2014

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Syria says Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane A Syrian military spokesman says Turkey’s armed forces have shot down a Syrian warplane near the countries’ border, and called the act a “blatant aggression.” The unnamed spokesman was quoted by Syrian state TV as saying the plane was downed March 23 in Syrian airspace as it was…

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News Briefs April 30, 2014

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Midland, Texas,-based CAF moving headquarters to Dallas A vintage military aviation group known for its historic planes, air shows and education will move its headquarters from West Texas to Dallas. Officials with the nonprofit Commemorative Air Force on Tuesday announced plans to relocate to city-operated Dallas Executive Airport. The CAF is currently based at Midland…

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Headlines May 30, 2014

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News: Shinseki resigns amid VA scandal over veterans’ healthcare – Eric K. Shinseki resigned May 30 as secretary of Veterans Affairs taking responsibility for a scandal in the VA healthcare system over excessive waiting times and cover ups of what he called “systemic” problems.   Business: Army to seek Northrop refunds over inflated labor rates – The…

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News Briefs July 11, 2014

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Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast? Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America’s military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off guard when Congress became upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year. War-weary lawmakers were…

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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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News Briefs – July 11, 2012

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Governor drops lawsuit over F-15 transfers Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana is dropping the state’s lawsuit against the Defense Department over plans to move the Montana National Guard’s F-15s to California. The move comes after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta assured the state’s senators that the Air Force will halt scheduled transfers of aircraft until Congress…

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