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News Briefs – August 18, 2012

Posted August 18, 2012 by staff

Marine Corps to base MV-22 Osprey at Kaneohe Bay The Marine Corps will bring two squadrons of its latest transport aircraft, the Osprey, and one light attack helicopter squadron to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  The Department of the Navy Aug. 15 said it made the decision after conducting an environmental impact statement.  The MV-22 Osprey can…

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President reviews options for U.S. presence in Afghanistan

Posted July 10, 2013 by Jim Garamone

President Barack Obama is reviewing options from his national security team on what the possible U.S. footprint in Afghanistan will look like after 2014, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said July 9. The president has the “time and space” to make the decision, Little told reporters at the Pentagon. “Any potential U.S. military presence beyond…

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UTC acquistion of Goodrich under review

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The acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies Corp. hit a stumbling block March 27 when the European Commission postponed its deadline for ruling on the bid until Aug. 9. The commission wants to look at the deal in more detail amidst concerns that it could impact competition for AC power generators and engine controls. “The…

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Continental Congress authorizes Army

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Army News Service

When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias. The first battles of that war were fought...

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

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President Barack Obama Aug. 10 signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance. Here is the president’s proclamation:   “On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people…

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Striking Lockheed Martin workers picket in Texas

Posted April 23, 2012 by

Striking Lockheed Martin workers are picketing outside of a North Texas plant where the aerospace company makes F-35 fighter jets. The strike by Machinists Local 776 in Fort Worth began April 23 after union members voted overwhelmingly April 22 to reject the company’s latest contract offer. The union represents about a quarter of Lockheed Martin’s…

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F-22 pilot in Hawaii briefly has oxygen deficit

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Audrey McAvoy

The Hawaii Air National Guard said July 10 one of its pilots briefly experienced an oxygen deficit while flying an F-22 stealth fighter last week. The pilot was heading back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a routine training sortie when sensors indicated he wasn’t getting as much oxygen as he should, said Lt. Col….

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GOP lawmakers offer alternative to automatic cuts

Posted February 8, 2013 by Andrew Taylor

A group of GOP lawmakers from House and Senate Feb. 6 offered a plan to cut the federal workforce and use the savings to replace some $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs. The legislation reprises a plan offered last year that failed to advance. House Armed Services Committee Chairman…

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Military trainer jet crashes in California, one dead

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Jeff Wilson

A privately owned jet contracted by the military to play the enemy in training exercises crashed May 18 in a Southern California farm field, killing the civilian pilot, authorities said. The Hawker Hunter jet trainer went down near Naval Base Ventura County, fire department spokesman Steve Swindle said. The pilot was the only person aboard….

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News Briefs – August 20, 2012

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Army suicides doubled last month from June’s total   The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before. That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012…

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