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News Briefs August 19, 2015

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Two fighter jets collide on ground at Nellis AFB Base officials didn’t disclose whether pilots were hurt or the amount of damage to two U.S. Air Force fighter jets that collided on the ground during the weekend at Nellis Air Force, Nev. A statement from the 99th Air Base Wing public affairs office said the…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted August 19, 2015 by Jay Levine

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space.

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News Briefs August 17, 2015

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U.S. to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey’s border with Syria when its mandate expires in October. A joint Turkish and U.S. announcement said Aug. 16 that the air-defense units could be returned to Turkey within a week if the need arises. It…

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News Briefs August 14, 2015

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Testing expanded at drone test site in North Dakota The Federal Aviation Administration has approved an expansion of unmanned aircraft system testing in North Dakota. North Dakota is home to one of six drone test sites in the U.S. and also is building the nation’s first unmanned aircraft systems business park, at Grand Forks Air…

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U.S. Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; six hurt

Posted August 14, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, injuring six people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. The H-60 helicopter made a hard landing Aug. 12 on the USNS Red Cloud cargo vessel around 20 miles east of Okinawa, U.S. Forces Japan said in…

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News Briefs August 12, 2015

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U.S. Air Force F-16 crashes in southern Germany, pilot ejects A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in southern Germany Aug. 11, the military said. The pilot ejected safely. The crash happened near Bayreuth, in Bavaria. The plane had taken off from Spangdahlem Air Base, in western Germany, for a training flight near the…

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News Briefs August 10, 201

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Six U.S. F-16 jets arrive in Turkey to fight IS Six U.S. F-16 fighter jets arrived at Turkey’s southern air base Aug. 9 to join the U.S.-led coalition fight against Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said. The U.S. European Command said in a statement that the U.S. air force deployed a ├Čsmall detachment├« of…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

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Pakistan army helicopter crashes in northwest; eight killed Pakistani police say a military helicopter has crashed in a mountainous region in northwest Pakistan, killing at least eight people on board. Police official Fida Khan says the helicopter was on the way to the northern town of Gilgit when it went down Aug. 6 near the…

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News Briefs August 3, 2015

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Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, one dead A Russian military helicopter crashed Aug. 2 during an aerobatic display, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said. The Mi-28 helicopter gunship was part of a flight of helicopters performing aerobatics at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170…

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News Briefs July 29, 2015

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U.S. Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said July 28. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and…

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