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President of Scaled Composites awarded prestigious James H. Doolittle Award

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Doug Shane, president of Northrop Grumman's Scaled Composites business,has been presented the prestigious 2012 James H. Doolittle Award by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots

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News Briefs – October 19, 2012

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Eight British airmen buried in Malaysia after 67 years Eight British World War II airmen have been buried with military honors in Malaysia, nearly 70 years after their plane crashed while on a mission in Southeast Asia. The eight were crewmembers of a Royal Air Force plane that left Cocos Island Aug. 23, 1945, to…

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Karzai: NATO can speed up handover of security

Posted October 19, 2012 by Slobodan Lekic

President Hamid Karzai said Oct. 18 the nation’s military and police are ready and willing to take full responsibility for security in the country if the U.S.-led international coalition decides to speed up the handover to Afghan government forces. With support for the already unpopular war fading in the West, there has been growing speculation…

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Airman dies during training at Florida base

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The U.S. Air Force says an airman died during survival training at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. The Air Force confirmed Oct. 17 that Maj. Garrett Knowlan died last week during a four-day, water-survival course. Knowlan was a 2002 graduate of the Air Force Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Test…

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News Briefs – October 17, 2012

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Tribe wants part of contaminated rocket lab   A California tribe wants part of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab where rocket engines were tested at the dawn of the Space Age. Boeing owns the majority of the 2,850-acre former Rocketdyne testing facility near Simi Valley where there was a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959….

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News Briefs – October 16, 2012

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China begins aircraft carrier flight training China has begun flight training on its first aircraft carrier, with photographs posted on websites showing navy pilots practicing touch-and-go landing exercises. Military enthusiast websites posted pictures Oct. 15 of a J-15 fighter-bomber executing the maneuver. It wasn’t clear when the pictures were taken, and they did not appear…

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News briefs – October 15, 2012

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Ohio’s GOP Senate hopeful urges review of U.S. bases   Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel says the U.S. should examine its overseas military installations and consider whether to close bases in Europe and elsewhere. The Republican contender said Oct. 11 there should be a review of foreign bases, similar to the domestic efforts of the…

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News briefs – October 12, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,007   As of Oct. 9, 2012, at least 2,007 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 1,666 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a…

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Lost Johnny Carson film found at March AFB

Posted October 12, 2012 by by PO3 Will Gaskill

Once thought to be lost, a film reel containing clips of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, was discovered in a military visual information storage facility here and turned over to Jeff Sotzing, Carson's nephew, Oct. 1.

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News Briefs – October 9, 2012

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Spain seals deal with U.S. over NATO missile shield   The Spanish government has agreed to participate in NATO’s anti-missile shield that will see specialized United States warships based at a Spanish base already used by the U.S. Navy. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Spain and the U.S. had sealed the deal…

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