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Headlines June 13, 2014

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News: NORAD scrambles fighters against Russian bombers – Northern Command scrambled two F-22 Raptor and two F-15 Eagle fighters June 9 against a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaska and northern California coasts, Pentagon officials said June 12.   NORAD: Russian bombers flew within 50 miles of California – The first encounter occurred at about 4:30 p.m.,…

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News Briefs July 21, 2014

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Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard The Kansas Adjutant General’s office says federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies’ contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard. Sharon Watson, spokeswoman for the adjutant general’s office, confirmed the investigation Friday to The Lawrence Journal-World but declined to release specific details. She said the investigation…

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News Briefs August 20, 2014

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Trials complete on fourth Coast Guard cutter Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., has completed acceptance sea trials for the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter, Hamilton. Jim French, Ingalls’ NSC program manager, tells The Mississippi Press) the Hamilton is scheduled to be delivered next month and commissioned on Dec. 6 in Charleston, South…

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News Briefs September 29, 2014

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Navy awards ship design grant to UNO The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the Navy s Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques intended to improve warship design. The goal for warship designers is to produce a vessel that can be repurposed numerous times throughout its…

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Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

Posted October 31, 2014 by Brian Melley and Justin Pritchard

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Oct. 31 during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

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News Briefs December 3, 2014

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DOD identifies Air Force casualty The Department of Defense announced Dec. 2 the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colo., died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed near a coalition air base in the Middle East. He was assigned to the 77th…

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Headlines January 9, 2015

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News Pentagon seeking 20 percent cut in U.S. war funding to $51 billion The Pentagon will request about $51 billion in war funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, a 20 percent reduction from the $64 billion Congress approved this year and the least since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials and congressional aides…

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News Briefs February 13, 2015

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Military jet crashes in southern Russia, two crewmen missing A Russian military jet crashed Feb. 11 while trying to land in southern Russia and the fate of its two crewmembers is unknown, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry said the Su-24 bomber went down as it was approaching its base in the southern Volgograd region…

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News Briefs March 27, 2015

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Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose has scheduled sentencing for July 1 for Metin Atilan. His attorney, Nick Gounaris, says the two sides agreed…

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New’s Briefs May 4, 2015

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Senator proposes extended military foreclosure protection Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says he has introduced legislation to help protect military service members from losing their homes to foreclosure. The Rhode Island Democrat said May 2 he has introduced a bill to extend one that is due to expire this year. The law protects service members for a…

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