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News Briefs March 7, 2014

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U.S. general pleads guilty to three counts in sex case A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault is pleading guilty to three lesser charges, but maintains his innocence on five remaining counts. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair pleaded March 6 in a military courtroom at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His primary accuser is a…

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News Briefs April 18, 2013

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 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 1,802 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Machinists union strikes at Stennis over pensions

Posted May 19, 2014 by AP

As many as 116 Lockheed Martin employees at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., are on strike. Machinists union spokesman Frank Larkin said members of Lodge 2249 voted down a contract offer May 15 from Lockheed Martin that would have ended worker pensions. “It’s a single issue that drove the strike vote,” Larkin…

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Headlines June 25, 2014

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News: $50 billion price tag proves a stumbling block in VA bill – House and Senate negotiators met June 24 to try to hammer out a compromise bill to gain a handle on the reports of problems piling up at the VA, but they immediately began stumbling over the potential $50 billion-a-year price tag. Poor care…

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Headlines July 30, 2014

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News: Software to power F-35 running as much as 14 months late – Software needed to operate Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet, the Pentagon’s costliest weapons system, may be as much as 14 months late for required flight testing, according to a Pentagon review.   Business: Lockheed will turn on JLTV production line In August; 6-D truck…

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News Briefs September 2, 2014

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Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Aug. 29. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a much lower…

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F-15 crashes, pilot safe on ground

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An F-15D Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, England, crashed at approximately 3:28 p.m. local time Oct. 8 while conducting a combat training mission. One person was on board the aircraft at the time and ejected safely. A board of qualified officers will investigate the accident. Additional details will…

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Headlines November 5, 2014

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Business: Sequester could kill shipyards, says CNO Greenert – Navy readiness won’t fully recover from the second-order effects of the 2013 sequester for another year, the Chief of Naval Operations said this morning – and if the Budget Control Act cuts (known as sequestration) return in full force for fiscal year 2016, the nation might lose…

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Headlines December 12, 2014

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News: After dramatic day, House approves $554 billion for Pentagon – The U.S. House of Representatives Dec. 11 narrowly approved a $1 trillion government-wide spending bill, but only after shouting on the floor, the changing of votes and arm-twisting behind closed doors.   Business: Musk’s SpaceX closer to certification for launches, U.S. says – Billionaire Elon Musk’s…

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News Briefs January 19, 2015

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Decommissioned USS Constellation arrives in Texas for scrap The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped. Officials with towing company Foss Maritime announced the former aircraft carrier arrived the afternoon of Jan. 16 in Brownsville. International Shipbreaking Ltd. will be paid $3 million to scrap the former military…

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