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Headlines January 19, 2015

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News Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground’s asphalt.   Business Shrouded in mystery, new bomber makes waves With a winner expected to be…

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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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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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News Briefs January 16, 2015

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New Mexico calls out air force base in contamination case New Mexico is calling out the U.S. Air Force for missing a deadline to design and implement an interim system for cleaning up contamination from a fuel leak at a New Mexico base. The state Environment Department Jan. 15 issued a notice of violation related…

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Headlines January 14, 2015

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Business Raytheon working on Tomahawk with active seeker More than 2,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at live targets since 1991. In every case, the missile has been aimed at a fixed, non-moving target. Air Force wants to improve DCGS imagery The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is retiring its current systems of…

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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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Headlines January 12, 2015

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News: SpaceX rocket nails launch, but narrowly misses landing test – An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off Jan. 10 to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.   Business: Defense industry running out of time; mergers…

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News Briefs January 12, 2015

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Dempsey describes cyberwarfare as a level playing field Gen. Martin Dempsey says the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment demonstrates the military superiority enjoyed by the United States doesn’t necessarily carry over to the cyberworld. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey serves as President Barack Obama’s chief military adviser. In a taped interview…

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Headlines January 9, 2015

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News Pentagon seeking 20 percent cut in U.S. war funding to $51 billion The Pentagon will request about $51 billion in war funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, a 20 percent reduction from the $64 billion Congress approved this year and the least since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials and congressional aides…

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News Briefs January 9, 2015

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,213 As of Jan. 6, 2014, at least 2,213 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 1,833 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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