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Headlines October 29, 2014

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News: Unmanned rocket explodes just six seconds after taking off – A NASA rocket due to be visible across the East Coast on its way to the International Space Station has blown up on the Launchpad. IG: Former chief of wounded warrior office broke law, DOD regs – The Defense Department inspector general has recommended “corrective action”…

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News Briefs December 1, 2014

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Army lieutenant wants murder conviction overturned A lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division serving a 20-year prison sentence for the killings of two people in Afghanistan is asking for clemency from his commander. The Fayetteville [N.C.] Observer reports a lawyer for 1st Lt. Clint Lorance says the officer was just trying to zealously protect his…

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US Air Force’s European consolidation results announced

Posted January 9, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

The Office of the Secretary of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation review Jan. 8, which will realign several missions in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa within seven years. Under the EIC, the Defense Department will divest three installations in the U.K., including realigning missions from Royal Air…

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SpaceX launches observatory on third try, nixes landing test

Posted February 13, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX launched an observatory inspired by former Vice President Al Gore toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away Feb. 11.

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News Briefs March 25, 2015

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Pentagon notifying U.S. troops named by alleged IS hackers The Pentagon said March 23 it is notifying 100 U.S. military members that their names and addresses were posted on the Internet by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division. The group said it was posting the information, including photos of the individuals, to…

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Headlines May 4, 2015

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News: Authorization Bill a prelude to U.S. spending showdown – The House Armed Services Committee handed the Pentagon and U.S. defense sector a victory by surgically protecting weapon programs and authorizing extra war funding – but a showdown with the White House looms.   Business: Canada plans major sub-life extension – Canada has begun work on a…

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News Briefs – September 12, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,980 As of Sept. 11, 2012, at least 1,980 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 1,652 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Iraq war contractor ordered to pay $85 million

Posted November 5, 2012 by Nigel Duara and Steven Dubouis

A jury Nov. 2 ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon soldiers who guarded an oilfield water plant during the Iraq war. After a three-week trial, the jury deliberated for just two days before reaching a decision against the contractor,…

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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led 1991 Operation Desert Storm, dies at 78

Posted December 28, 2012 by Richard Pyle and Lolita C. Baldor

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, has died. He was 78.

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News Briefs February 1, 2013

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Northrop Grumman fourth quarter net income falls 3 percent Defense contractor Northrop Grumman said Jan. 30 its fourth-quarter net income fell 3 percent, hurt by lower government spending. The Falls Church, Va.,-based company earned $533 million, or $2.14 per share, down from $548 million, or $2.09 per share, a year ago. The recent quarter’s results…

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