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Headlines October 22, 2014

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News: Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award – Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon.   Business: Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties – For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate…

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Posted November 24, 2014 by TSgt. Jake Richmond

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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News Briefs December 31, 2014

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German opposition urges probe into NATO ‘hit list’ German opposition lawmakers called Dec. 30 for an investigation into reports that the country’s army and foreign intelligence agency contributed to a NATO list of Taliban targets in Afghanistan, some of whom were killed. Citing NATO documents, German newspapers Der Spiegel and Bild have reported that Germany…

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Headlines February 6, 2015

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News: A-10 warplane tops list for friendly fire deaths – The Air Force A-10 attack jet has killed more U.S. troops in friendly fire incidents and more Afghan civilians than any other aircraft flown by the U.S. military, according to data declassified and obtained by USA TODAY. Internal Navy email: Safety of Sea Dragons in question –…

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Headlines March 16, 2015

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News: Officials: U.S. to keep higher troop level in Afghanistan – The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. Jet lost control during takeoff…

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News Briefs April 24, 2015

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German defense minister: widely used rifle has no future A widely used assault rifle has “no future” with the German military in its current form, Germany’s defense minister said April 22, escalating a dispute over the weapon’s alleged shortcomings. Ursula von der Leyen said last month that a study showed the G36 rifle has a…

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Headlines June 5, 2015

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News: McCain, Reid spar over fate of Defense Bill – Two of the U.S. Senate’s old bulls squared off on the chamber floor June 4, trading barbs over the fate of a Pentagon policy bill. Ex-Pentagon official: Obama isn’t bluffing about Defense bill veto – President Obama is likely to follow through on his threat to veto…

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Headlines July 31, 2015

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News: Carter: Military leaders could arm more troops at home – Following the recent fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is ordering the military services to consider new policies that would enhance security for troops at home, including potentially arming more personnel.   Business: DOD weighs supplier base,…

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News Briefs – September 7, 2012

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Colorado loses bid to speed destruction of weapons A federal court says Colorado doesn’t have the authority to set a deadline for the Army to destroy chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Sept. 5 upheld a lower court’s decision throwing out the state’s lawsuit. Colorado argued that…

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NASA Dryden F/A-18 to chase ‘FaINT’ sonic booms

Posted October 26, 2012 by timchisham

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA’s F/A-18B mission support aircraft 852 is pictured flying over the high desert near the Tehachapi Mountains northwest of Mojave, Calif. The aircraft will be flying a series of low-supersonic, high-altitude flight profiles during the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, flight research project at NASA Dryden. NASA’s…

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