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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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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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Headlines March 9, 2015

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News: Public support grows for U.S. combat troops in Iraq – Americans may be moving beyond their war weariness.   Business: Close air support’ summit sparks nod to Textron’s Scorpion – Would Textron’s Scorpion, an all-composite aircraft designed to boast low operating costs, as well as be relatively cheap to procure, fit the bill, he was asked….

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News Briefs March 9, 2015

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Anti-drone protesters try to block pilots at Nevada air base Anti-drone protesters gathered to block access to a US Air Force base in southern Nevada. Officials said more than a hundred people assembled March 6 outside the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs. Organizers said protesters stood or laid down on the road in…

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Headlines March 6, 2015

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News: IG: VHA misappropriated $92.5M for claims system – The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) misappropriated more than $90 million intended for medical support and compliance programs in order to build an automated claims processing system, according to an Inspector General report released this week.   Business: Gulf arms race fuels UAE push for defense industry – Soaring…

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News Briefs March 6, 2015

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Man charged with theft of military documents seeks release An engineer who worked for a defense contractor who’s been charged with attempting to travel to China with stolen documents on the development of advanced titanium for U.S. military aircraft is asking a judge to free him while he awaits trial. A hearing on Yu Long’s…

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Headlines March 4, 2015

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News: Pentagon: Another BRAC will save money – Pentagon planners have a new pitch to lawmakers skeptical of a fresh round of base closings: We promise we’ll save money this time.   Business: China’s new C919 will begin test flights this year – China’s new superjet will take to the skies for the first time later this…

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