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News Briefs June 23, 2014

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Military museum in California closes unexpectedly A Northern California museum dedicated to California’s involvement in U.S. military history has closed quietly and unexpectedly. The Sacramento Bee reported June 22 that the California State Military Museum in Sacramento closed in March amid a dispute between a nonprofit foundation that operates the facility and the California Military…

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Headlines July 28, 2014

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News: U.S. has lost track of weapons given to Afghanistan – The United States supplied almost three quarter of a million weapons to Afghanistan’s army and police since 2004, but the military cannot track where many of those arms have gone, a new report found. Bill to improve VA has $17 billion price tag – A bipartisan…

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News Briefs August 28, 2014

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Russian directing new offensive in Ukraine The Obama administration believes Russia is leading a new military counteroffensive in Ukraine. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Russia has sent additional columns of tanks and armored vehicles into its neighbor’s territory. She says the incursions suggest a ìRussian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in the contested eastern…

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News Briefs October 6, 2014

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One Airman dead, two remain missing at sea One U.S. airman is confirmed deceased and two more are missing after they were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa at about 3:45 p.m., Oct. 5. An airman that was found by the Japanese Coast Guard and pulled from the sea was later…

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Tom McMurtry honored with FAA Master Pilot Award

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Retired NASA Armstrong research pilot Thomas C. McMurtry was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration Oct. 25 with the presentation of the agency's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award during a ceremony before family, friends and associates at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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Headlines December 10, 2014

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News: Chinese national accused of transporting U.S. Air Force program information – A Chinese national has been arrested while carrying sensitive proprietary information on titanium used in a U.S. Air Force program, most likely the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.   Business: Boeing KC-46 tanker on track…

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Headlines January 16, 2015

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News Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels The U.S. military is planning to send more than 400 soldiers to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said Jan. 15. VA destroyed records, punished whistleblower in patient death, complaint alleges Staff at the…

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Headlines February 25, 2015

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News: Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan – In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment…

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Headlines April 3, 2015

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News Pentagon authorizes refueling help for Yemen campaign The Pentagon has agreed to provide aerial refueling support for Saudi and allied pilots attacking Houthi rebels in Yemen, an expansion of the U.S. military’s role in the conflict, a Defense Department official said April 2. Judge rules Navy underestimated threat to marine mammals from sonar A…

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Another major defense company interested in N.D. drone park

Posted May 11, 2015 by Dave Kolpack

FARGO, N.D. — The nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop. Linden P. Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., plans to visit in July to look into Grand Sky, a 1.2 million-square-foot park located on Grand…

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