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December 4, 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – The aviation leasing arm of China Development Bank said it will finance eight Airbus <AIR.PA> A330 purchases for airlines affiliated to debt-laden HNA Group and that the jets will
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December 1, 2018 By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday of being a “slow learner” who again tried to meddle in U.S. elections in
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December 1, 2018 BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday there had been no discussion with Ukraine about the possible release of the Ukrainian sailors who were seized along with their
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December 1, 2018 By Jibran Ahmad and Saad Sayeed PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Two lawmakers who are vocal critics of Pakistan’s powerful military and have alleged widespread abuses by the armed forces say they have
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November 30, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to extend the deployment of troops to the border with Mexico, which otherwise would have ended on Dec.
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November 29, 2018 By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts say is part of
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This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. The Pentagon has named a U.S. soldier who died on November 24 in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand and confirmed
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The Lakeview Veterans Interagency Hotshot Crew is based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. As those interviewed told the reporter, this makes a lot of sense — trained teamwork in the face of rapidly changing dangers. Another
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AUSA Seeks FTC Help Fighting Fake Recruiting Websites The Association of the U.S. Army has joined with 28 other military and veterans’ groups thanking the Federal Trade Commission for shutting down fake military recruiting websites
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Faced with a shortage of some 2,000 pilots, the Air Force’s service academy is trying to churn out more pilot candidates. More than 530 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets from the 2019 graduating class have
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USS Antietam sailors’ advancement exams that had gone missing while en route to a Florida grading center were found Friday in western Tokyo, the Navy said. Navy Fleet Mail Center Yokohama sent sailors to Yokota
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A paratrooper who was fighting for his life after being infected with bacterial meningitis a month ago is recovering in the U.S., Army officials said this week. “He was discharged from Walter Reed (National Military
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The British government has awarded a 160-million pound ($205 million) contract for construction work at RAF Lakenheath to prepare the base for the arrival of U.S. F-35A Lightning II stealth jets. The deal is the
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The White House may face legal challenges to the expansion of authorities for troops at the southern border.
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The U.S. Air Force is moving operations of some of its most sophisticated spy planes about three hours southwest in England as part of a larger force consolidation effort in Europe. The 95th Reconnaissance Squadron
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A strong U.S. naval force is vital in keeping Europe secure as Russia grows more active in waters throughout the theater, the Navy’s top officer said Tuesday. A resurgent Russia is “challenging a lot of
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The 2nd Infantry Division dedicated its new headquarters building on Camp Humphreys Tuesday, officially opening a new chapter after moving from its decades-old home north of Seoul. The ceremony took place at the entrance of
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The Army is finalizing its new green throwback uniforms inspired by soldiers’ World War II attire, but only recruiters should expect to don the new duds for the time being. The service was making final
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This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. The U.S. Army says one of its service members has been killed in Afghanistan, taking the number of U.S. soldiers
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The command of the USS Antietam is searching for crew members’ advancement exams that were apparently lost in the mail on their way to a Florida processing center. On Wednesday, Capt. George Kessler, the commander
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The Navy burned through more than $1.5 billion in the past decade supporting attack submarines sitting idle awaiting maintenance at overwhelmed and understaffed shipyards, a federal audit found. Since 2008, attack submarines have incurred 10,363
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If Hezbollah agents abducted a CIA station chief today, tortured and held that person in captivity, and eventually neglected her or him so egregiously that she or he perished, it would trigger an international crisis.
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Band Of Brothers is an iconic series. It has great action, compelling story arcs, and, most importantly, all-American characters fighting a morally justified war. Yes, bad things happen, and it isn’t all sunshine, but the
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Navy ships arrived at Brunei’s Muara Naval Base this week for the next leg of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, which will include operations in the hotly contested South China Sea. The 24th annual CARAT
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Here’s the 15th entry in our contest about finding meaningful pursuits post-military. Only a few more to go. Dwight Roberson: “My primary occupation is in the federal government as a civil servant, so in a
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At a ceremony at which Cherry is given a big old chew bone. The post How to Retire a Military Working Dog appeared first on Task & Purpose.
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Airmen leaving for yearlong deployments will no longer have to return before moving their goods and families to their next permanent duty station. The change, which went into effect Nov. 1, means Air Force families
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People who think the Navy may have gone soft on new recruits can see the tough training that goes on at a modern boot camp via a new documentary. “Boot Camp: Making a Sailor” is
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Unlike past budget showdowns, troops and veterans would see very limited effects if a shutdown happens next month.
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A California-based airman has become the first Muslim airman to receive a beard waiver after a 2014 policy. Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan, an aerial porter with the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron at Travis
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A defense budget analyst thinks the Air Force overestimated the cost of standing up a new space service. Here are his numbers.
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Close Combat Robotics Can Save Soldiers Lives Advances in robotics and autonomous systems hold the promise of giving the U.S. Army capabilities advantages over near-peer competitors in a close-combat fight, says a new research paper
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Government and industry must work together to ensure all aircraft fleets will be mission-capable to support war-fighter demand today, and for decades to come.
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Dozens of the Air Force’s most advanced stealth fighters took to the air at a quick-fire pace during a combat-power exercise this week out of Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Thirty-five F-35A Lightning IIs were
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Video evidence has surfaced that may paint a different picture of the ISIS fighter allegedly killed by a Navy SEAL last year. Navy SEAL Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher, 39, allegedly executed a wounded ISIS fighter
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AUSA Annual Meeting Makes DC Top 100 Events List The Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition ranks as the third largest trade show and convention on a list of the
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The roughly 5,800 active-duty troops sent to locations along the U.S.-Mexico border ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections will spend Thanksgiving in Texas, Arizona, and California, but they are expected to return home in
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One in five Army generals could not deploy in 2016 for medical reasons, according to data obtained by USA TODAY, a troubling trend in the military’s readiness to fight that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has
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Army Fell 20,000 Below Recruiting Goals Final end-of-the-fiscal year statistics show the Army fell more than 20,000 recruits short of its recruiting goals in fiscal 2018.
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A federal judge has ruled that veterans can sue the VA over service-related mental health conditions. U.S. District Judge Charles Haight Jr. of New Haven, Conn. Ruled in favor of a class-action lawsuit involving thousands
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Around 9 a.m. on Friday, a man took his own life inside of a Tennessee VA Medical Center. Police have confirmed that the man shot himself inside the lobby of the Nashville Veteran Affair’s Medical
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Several small satellites are slated to be sent into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled for liftoff Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch of the “Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express”
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A pair of American aircraft carriers have been in the Philippine Sea honing their ability to fight as one massive sea force. Strike groups from the Yokosuka-based USS Ronald Reagan and the Washington-based USS John
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Artificial Intelligence Rises as Major National Security Issue While a national commission is forming to review implications of artificial intelligence in national security programs, the Association of the U.S. Army will host a two-day symposium
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The Army is investigating a Fort Riley soldier’s claims he was subjected to physical punishment that left him seriously injured and that he has been persecuted by his chain of command since. “It was probably
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The families of three Green Berets killed by a member of the Jordanian Air Force as they entered a base in Jordan filed a lawsuit against that country’s government, charging it attempted to cover up
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A USS Ronald Reagan aviation ordnanceman has been sentenced to two years in prison after being accused of sexually assaulting a fellow sailor, lying to Naval Criminal Investigative Services and strangling a civilian woman. Petty
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