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Brown extends tax credit to Northrop Grumman

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin. Brown’s office announced Aug. 15 that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Sen. Stephen Knight, R-Palmdale. It expands an aerospace tax credit…

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Headlines August 15, 2014

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News: Defense panels hold up $7 million funding shift for Hellfire missiles – for now - Two U.S. Senate committees are holding up $7 million in new monies for the missile that has been America’s munition of choice against al Qaeda.   Business: Boeing wins $296 million initial deal for 12 more P-8 spy planes - Boeing…

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News Briefs August 15, 2014

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U.S. to deliver more weapons to Lebanese military The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon says Washington will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from militants from Syria. Ambassador David Hale says the deliveries come in response to a request from the Lebanese armed forces for emergency…

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Headlines August 13, 2014

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Defense: Military families left without transportation over contractor glitch - It’s not quite reached the level of Veterans Affairs’ incompetence, but a new contractor in charge of moving military families’ cars as they transition from one site to another is failing miserably to perform, leaving some without transportation for as many as 30 days.   Veterans:…

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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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Army photograph by SFC Benjamin Cossel
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California Guardsmen aid in wildfire battle

Posted August 13, 2014 by SFC Benjamin Cossel and Brandon Honig

Army photograph by SFC Benjamin Cossel A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew from the California Army National Guard drops 660 gallons of water on a Northern California fire, Aug. 4, 2014. In what has become a nearly annual mission for the California National Guard, Army and Air Force aviators are dousing wildfires across Northern California,…

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Headlines August 11, 2014

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News: As strikes begin in Iraq, many options for Pentagon - The US campaign against a militant group that has taken control of huge chunks of Iraq has begun. Despite the near-total withdrawal of U.S. ground troops from the country in the past five years, the Pentagon has many options for more airstrikes – and many…

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News Briefs August 11, 2014

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New life for song dubbed ‘viral hit of World War I’ A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! Now veterans, military families and serving soldiers have taken to…

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Headlines August 8, 2014

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News: F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound laser guided bombs on ISIL - U.S. fighter jets have begun pounding artillery held by the al Qaeda-inspired militants in northern Iraq with laser guided bombs, a senior Defense official said Aug. 8. Obama signs VA bill top open outside care to veterans - President Obama signed into law a major overhaul…

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

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Body of U.S. general arrives at Dover Air Force Base The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan “insider attack” has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed Aug. 7 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., home to the nation’s largest…

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