Headlines – October 24, 2016

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Pentagon identifies Navy sailor killed in northern Iraq bomb blast –
Chief Petty Officer (EOD/EXW/SW/PJ/DV) Jason Finan, a 34-year-old from Anaheim, Calif., died “of wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast” in northern Iraq, DOD said.
 
‘He gave his life for his teammates’: Jason Finan, 34, was killed serving alongside SEALs in Iraq –
Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, was attached to an elite SEAL team that was advising the Iraqi Counterterrorism Service, one defense official in Iraq said.
 
China deploys air force on disputed South China Sea island –
China confirmed it has stationed troops in the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.
 
 

Business

L-3 awarded laser contract for Special Operations Command –
L-3 has been awarded a $10.6 million U.S. Special Operations Command contract for laser targeting systems.
 
Raytheon, Logos team up for sensor development –
Raytheon and Logos Technologies are partnering to develop a multi-intelligence (multi-INT) sensor.
 
Raytheon, Leonardo hash out differences over T-X trainer partnership –
The partnership between Raytheon and Italy’s Leonardo-Finmeccanica to sell jet trainers to the U.S. is back on track after nearly falling apart thanks to a dispute over who calls the shots, multiple sources knowledgeable of the talks say.
 
Rockwell Collins to buy B/E Aerospace for $6.4 Billion –
The agreement continues a slew of deals in the aerospace industry as suppliers adjust to pressures from Airbus Group SE and Boeing to cut costs as they work through a backlog of more than 10,000 jets valued at over $1.5 trillion.
 
 

Defense

Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war –
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war. Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back.
 
Could this be the year all the military votes get counted? –
Military voters often struggle to navigate the absentee voting process because of their frequent moves and deployment overseas.
 
Report outlines A2/AD challenges for U.S. force projection –
In the first of a two part series, Washington think tank Rand, with the Army serving as a sponsor, issued a report detailing the motivations, technology and economics behind adoption of anti-access area denial capabilities.
 
The Army’s 1st Space Battalion activates new company –
The Army’s 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade added another company to its stable of active duty and reserve units, according to an Army release.
 
Stealth destroyer Zumwalt sets off on voyage to new homeport –
The voyage to san Diego is expected to take two months, because the crew has a lot of work to do on the way.
 
 

Veterans

Six tricks for veterans transitioning from college to the workplace –
You’ve already made one major transition, learning to undo your military mindset and getting into the collegiate brain space. It can be a tough transition, finding a way to engage in the informal culture that drives academia.
 
WWII pilot, 101, gets a chance to say goodbye to his ‘godsend’ P-38 –
The love affair between veteran Frank Royal and a fully restored P-38 Lightning named White-33 centers on his service in World War II and a reunion that took place against the longest of odds.

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