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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 October 29, 2014

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F-35C makes first landing at Virginia Beach Navy base The Navy says an operational F-35C joint strike fighter has landed at Naval Air Station Oceana for the first time. Naval Air Station Oceana is the Navy’s master jet base on the East Coast. The Navy says the plane came to the Virginia Beach base Oct….

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Headlines October 27, 2014

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News: Marine dies in Iraq, second reported loss tied to Islamic State fight – The U.S. military is investigating a Marine’s death in Iraq, the second reported fatality of an American service member supporting efforts to combat the Islamic State group.   Business: Selex, Raytheon compete to supply IFF system to U.K. – Raytheon UK and Selex…

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News Briefs October 27, 2014

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Army plans for gas, chlorine tests in western Utah The U.S. Army and Utah air quality officials are seeking public comment on plans to release radioactive gas and chlorine at a military testing range in western Utah next year. The Army says the radioactive gas to be released at Dugway Proving Ground would be low…

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Headlines October 24, 2014

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News: U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control – The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a “conditions-based approach” and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015.   Business: Exclusive: Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets – Lockheed Martin and U.S. defense…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

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French moving troops toward Libyan border A top French military official says the country is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al Qaeda arms shipments to Africa’s Sahel region. A French base will go up within weeks in a desert outpost just a hundred kilometers (60…

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Headlines October 22, 2014

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News: Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award – Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon.   Business: Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties – For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate…

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News Briefs October 22, 2014

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Military converges on scene of Kansas jet crash Military personnel are investigating at the site in southeast Kansas where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another one during a training exercise. The F-16 crashed Oct. 20 in a pasture about three miles northeast of Moline, an Elk County…

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Headlines October 20, 2014

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News: Navy grounds ‘Top Guns’ – The F/A-18s needs spare parts and in too many cases they’re being taken from brand new jets. This is a risk to national security and pilots’ lives.   Business: Boeing seeks revised schedule for U.S. aerial tanker – Boeing is revising its master schedule for developing the new U.S. Air Force…

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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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