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News Briefs September 15, 2014

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Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sept. 14. Abbott said Australia was responding to a formal request from the United States for specific…

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Headlines October 15, 2014

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Business: Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project – Lockheed Martin said Oct. 15 it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Pentagon announces contract agreement…

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Headlines November 14, 2014

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News: Pentagon reconsidering ground troops as Islamic State, al Qaeda join forces – President Obama’s top military advisers revealed Nov. 13 that the administration is rethinking whether to deploy combat ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State, as signs emerged that the terrorist group may be setting aside its differences and is working with…

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Headlines December 22, 2014

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News: Report: DOD bomb hunters pried into U.S. firms, citizens – During some of the bloodiest days of U.S. combat in Afghanistan and the roadside bomb threat there, the Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Organization “improperly collected” intelligence on U.S. citizens and corporations to try to stem the threat, a Pentagon Inspector General report has found.  …

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News Briefs February 2, 2015

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State buying homes around air base to limit ‘encroachment’ Dozens of homes have been purchased by the government in an ongoing effort to remove residents from areas near Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia. The Telegraph reports that the goal is to use government money to buy houses in noisy areas near the base…

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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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Union: S.C. reps threatened at gunpoint, Boeing vote canceled

Posted April 17, 2015 by Bruce Smith

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing April 17 that is withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference. Almost 3,200 production workers at Boeing facilities in North Charleston, where the…

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Headlines May 22, 2015

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News: Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified – Marine Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of the May 17 MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Ariz.   Business: Israel defense exports plunge to seven-year low – Israeli defense sales last year plunged to their…

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News Briefs July 22, 2015

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U.S. Navy commander stresses positives in China relationship The Navy’s new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sounded a conciliatory note toward China July 21 during the last stop of a three-country Asian tour. “We have much more in common than we do in competition,” Adm. Scott Swift told reporters in Tokyo. He added, though,…

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News Briefs – July 30, 2012

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Mechanical failure blamed in Arizona Harrier crash Military officials say early findings point to mechanical failure in the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Harrier attack jet on a training mission in southwestern Arizona. The AV-8B Harrier went down July 25 afternoon about 15 miles northwest of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma near the…

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