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News Briefs August 18, 2014

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New U.S. strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign. U.S. Central Command says a combination of bombers, fighter jets, attack planes and unmanned drones hit targets near Iraq’s largest dam…

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Headlines September 24, 2014

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News: Lawmakers reject Pentagon bid to spend war funds on F-35s – Lawmakers have rejected the Pentagon’s request to shift as much as $1.5 billion in war spending to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-35 jets and 21 additional Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters. Minuteman 3 test missile launches from California – The U.S. Air Force has test-launched…

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News Briefs October 27, 2014

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Army plans for gas, chlorine tests in western Utah The U.S. Army and Utah air quality officials are seeking public comment on plans to release radioactive gas and chlorine at a military testing range in western Utah next year. The Army says the radioactive gas to be released at Dugway Proving Ground would be low…

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News Briefs November 26, 2014

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Navy to decommission two more ships in Puget Sound The Navy recently decommissioned the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham at Everett, Wash. It will be towed to Bremerton and scrapped. The Daily Herald reports the Navy also plans to decommission another ship at the Everett homeport and also one stationed in Bremerton. Naval Station Everett…

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News Briefs January 5, 2015

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Navy considers more sonobuoys off Pacific Coast The U.S. Navy could significantly increase the number of sonobuoys it plans to deploy off the Pacific Coast. The floating, acoustic surveillance devices are used in anti-submarine warfare. The Oregonian reports that in a modified environmental assessment for Northwest training and testing, the Navy increased the number of…

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Obama: Lives lost on 9/11 ushered in stronger nation

Posted September 11, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by PO1 Chad J. McNeeley Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, President Barack Obama and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors as the national anthem plays during the ceremony to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2012. Eleven…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2012

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U.S. military chief in Israel to oversee joint drill   The American military chief is in Israel to observe the largest armed forces drill between the two countries. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, was meeting Oct. 28 with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the beginning of his visit….

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News Briefs December 19, 2012

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Iran says it got two more U.S. drones in past missions The naval chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims Iranian forces had captured at least two other U.S. drones before unveiling a purportedly downed ScanEagle craft earlier this month. The Dec. 17 report by the official IRNA news agency does not say when the two…

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Headlines: January 30, 2013

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News   F-16 fighter jet from U.S. Air Force base ‘crashes in Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy during training exercise The Air Force is searching the Adriatic Sea after losing contact with a U.S. fighter jet during a training mission off the coast of Italy. The headquarters of the 31st Fighter Wing, at…

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Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

Posted March 4, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

The Defense Department lifted its grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after analysis concluded that a cracked turbine blade in an engine on a single plane resulted from overuse in test operations, according to an official with the F-35 Joint Program Office. In an email statement, the official, Kyra Hawn, said engineers…

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