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News Briefs – August 21, 2012

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USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor   The 215-year-old USS Constitution has sailed for the first time since 1997, taking a 17-minute cruise across Boston Harbor. The short trip Aug. 19 was to commemorate the Navy ship’s victory over a British warship of a similar size in a fierce battle during the War…

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California National Guard battles wildfires

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Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California.

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News Briefs March 29, 2012

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Debris blamed for deadly Marine chopper crash An internal investigation says a deadly Marine helicopter crash in Southern California last year was likely caused by debris that hit the tail rotor, along with a design flaw and pilot error. U-T San Diego obtained documents on the investigation into the July crash at Camp Pendleton that…

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U.S. watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

Posted September 11, 2012 by by Pauline Jelinek

The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control of the program is turned over to the Kabul government in less than four months. There’s no proof the fuel is actually being used by Afghan security forces…

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Dryden’s chief pilot flies first C-17 to Air Force Museum

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The U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III, known as the T-1 aircraft will soon become part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Dayton, Ohio. NASA Research Test Pilot Frank Batteas, associate director for Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, was one of three…

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Security officers’ union approves new labor agreement At Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth plant

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Members of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America union, including about 70 security officers at the...

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House votes to rename flight center for Armstrong

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The House has approved a bill to rename a NASA flight center in California for the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The measure, which passed on a 394-0 vote, would rename the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight…

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1,600 museums offer military families free tickets

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Brett Zongker

More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010. The expanded Blue Star Museums initiative announced Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has more than 40 museums…

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News Briefs – August 22, 2012

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Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November   President Barack Obama says he doesn’t believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that reductions won’t occur. Obama says he has made sure that service members don’t lose pay or benefits and…

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Defense bill stalls over Democrat, GOP divide

Posted November 22, 2013 by Donna Cassata

A $625 billion defense bill that establishes military policy stalled in the Senate Nov. 20 as Democrats and Republicans struggled over how to move ahead on the massive measure. Republicans insist on an open process that would allow them to vote on amendments to the popular defense authorization bill that has become law every year…

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