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House puts its imprint on Obama’s defense budget

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Domestic military base closings are out. The Global Hawk drone is back in. A Republican-led House panel is putting its mark on President Barack Obama’s proposed defense budget, reversing several of the Pentagon’s wishes. Members of six Armed Services subcommittees, working April 26 and 27, clearly followed the adage of their chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck”…

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Pages from the Past – June 7, 2012

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lisa Kinison

(The following is an excerpt taken from Lisa Kinison’s “Pages from the Past” feature that airs as part of Aerotech NewsRadio on 1380 AM, Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. You can listen to the full broadcast or any of our other past broadcasts here.)      Today, we start this segment off with a nice…

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News Briefs May 29, 2012

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Lockheed Martin brings in replacement workers Lockheed Martin is putting temporary workers on its Fort Worth, Texas, aircraft assembly plant to replace striking Machinists’ union members. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the announcement came in a memo from Larry Lawson, Lockheed’s aeronautics division executive vice president. He says Lockheed must, in his words, “sustain our…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2012

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Lockheed Martin to cut 550 jobs at Georgia plant   Aerospace firm Lockheed Martin is cutting 550 jobs at its metro Atlanta plant as production of its C-130 aircraft slows, officials said. The move was announced Aug. 22 but is already under way, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Cuts at the Marietta plant were needed because…

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U.S. senator wants decision on Afghan troop levels

Posted March 24, 2014 by Kim Gamel

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ A U.S. senator leading a bipartisan delegation to Afghanistan called on President Barack Obama March 22 to announce a decision on his plans for future troop levels in the country on the assumption a much-delayed security pact eventually will eventually be signed with Kabul. During a visit to Afghanistan, Sen. Kelly…

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Board says Marine who criticized Obama should be dismissed

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Julie Watson

A U.S. Marine who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page has committed misconduct and should be dismissed, a military board recommended. The Marine Corps administrative board made the decision late April 5 after a hearing for Sgt. Gary Stein. Stein’s lawyers argued that the 9-year Marine, whose service was to end in four…

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News Briefs June 25, 2012

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GOP lawmaker says gays in military issue settled The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a settled issue that he won’t try to reverse even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November and the GOP captures the Senate. Rep. Howard…

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Witham nominated as ANG deputy director

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Col. Nahaku A. McFadden

Brig. Gen. James C. "JC" Witham has been named the next deputy director of the Air National Guard.

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Democrats reject GOP move to force layoff notices

Posted August 6, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Senate Democrats rejected a Republican effort to force defense contractors to send out notices of possible job layoffs four days before the election, calling the move politically driven and purely speculative based on looming spending cuts. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 17-13 against an amendment by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The provision would have overturned…

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U.S. bolstering missile defense

Posted March 18, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

The United States will add more ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to its arsenal to guard against increased threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 15. North Korean and Iranian missile capabilities have increased and the United States must stay ahead of that threat, Hagel said. Both have developed longer range…

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