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News Briefs March 3, 2014

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Navy: Fighter jet in Nevada crash ‘total loss’ A fighter jet that crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada is a total loss and the pilot’s condition is unknown, a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Sunday. It took rescue crews several hours to reach the site after the 3…

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News Briefs April 9, 2014

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New program would boost veterans in Hill jobs Members of Congress often urge federal agencies and the private sector to hire military veterans, but a survey suggests they rarely follow that advice with their personal staff. The survey says veterans made up less than 3 percent of the staff in the congressional offices that responded….

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NASA center ceremony honors two aerospace legends

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich A black cloak is pulled to reveal the new name of NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center to conclude ceremonies May 13 honoring the center’s new designation. Two aerospace legends and their families were honored at a formal dedication ceremony May 13, marking the rededication of NASA’s Armstrong Flight…

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News Briefs June 18, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,185 As of June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,813 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Headlines July 25, 2014

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News: VA reform bills stalled by partisan bickering – Plans for a comprehensive Veterans Affairs Department reform bill that appeared all but finished a month ago devolved into partisan bickering and funding fights July 24, casting doubt on the future of a deal.   Business: Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed announce bids on Danish fighter competition; Saab withdraws -…

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Headlines August 25, 2014

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News: U.S. sends second carrier to Asia amid tensions with China – The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and a Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft. SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight – A SpaceX rocket…

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Search, rescue ops conclude unsuccessfully for missing aircrew

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MANAMA, Bahrain – U.S. forces in the North Arabian Gulf concluded a search and rescue operation for a missing U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member today at 3 p.m., GMT, after efforts to locate him were unsuccessful. The Marine is presumed lost at sea. The Marine aircrew member went into the water Oct. 1 when the…

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News Briefs November 3, 2014

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Despite spat with Russia Poles honor Soviet troops The diplomatic spat with Russia over Ukraine has not prevented Poles from placing hundreds of candles on the graves of Red Army soldiers killed in January 1945 while driving Nazi German troops from the city. Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day in Poland and people visit family…

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News Briefs December 8, 2014

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Israeli military opens new Gaza war investigations The Israeli military says it has opened eight new criminal investigations into cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer’s Gaza war. The Dec. 6 announcement appears to be a further attempt to head off international investigations into the military’s conduct during the 50-day conflict. More than 2,100…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

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Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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