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Headlines March 18, 2015

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News: Predator UAV lost over Syria – An MQ-1 Predator was lost March 17 while flying over northwest Syria, according to a defense official. Air Force blasted for defying Congress over Russian rocket ban – Top lawmakers are angrily accusing the Air Force of slow-walking a congressional mandate to stop using Russian rocket engines for spy satellite…

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News Briefs March 18, 2015

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Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Headlines March 16, 2015

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News: Officials: U.S. to keep higher troop level in Afghanistan – The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. Jet lost control during takeoff…

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News Briefs March 16, 2015

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Venezuela conducts military exercises, citing U.S. threat Venezuelan soldiers are starting 10 days of military exercises that the president of the socialist-governed South American country says are needed to protect against a looming threat from the U.S. Nearly 100,000 members of the Venezuelan armed forces began conducting exercises at points all over country March 14….

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Service members involved in UH-60 crash identified

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The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Louisiana National Guard has formally announced the names of the seven Marines and four soldiers who died in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crash near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., at approximately 8:30 p.m., March 10. They include: Marine Capt. Stanford H. Shaw, III,…

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Headlines March 13, 2015

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News: All but two bodies recovered from U.S. military helicopter crash – Search teams March 12 found the wreckage of a crashed Army Black Hawk helicopter and recovered all but two of the bodies of servicemen killed in the March 10 accident off the coast of Florida.   Business: UTC boss: Sikorsky no longer a good…

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News Briefs March 13, 2015

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U.S. urges Vietnam to stop Russia refueling at base The U.S. is urging Vietnam to stop letting Russia refuel military planes at a key Vietnamese base, saying it could raise tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. officials have voiced concern in recent months over increased Russian air patrols around Japan and South Korea and as…

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Headlines March 11, 2015

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News: Seven Marines, four soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida – Seven Marines and four soldiers were missing early March 11 after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Elgin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.   Business: Defense contractor sues Navy over damage to high-tech blimp in hangar collapse – A…

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News Briefs March 11, 2015

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Delivery of stealthy destroyer to Navy to be delayed The complexity of the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer will delay delivery of the first two ships. The Navy says delivery of the Zumwalt, originally set for this summer, has been pushed back to November, and delivery of the second ship in the class is being pushed back…

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Eglin responds to aircraft recovery

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One UH-60 Black Hawk with four aircrew and seven Marines assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., was involved in an incident near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., range site A-17, east of the Navarre Bridge. The helicopter was reported missing at about 8:30 p.m., EDT, March 10. Debris from the aircraft was located by a search…

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