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2 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

U.S. fighters escort jet back to Canada after threat

Two U.S. fighter jets escorted a Canada-to-Panama flight back to Toronto after a passenger threatened the plane Friday morning U.S. fighters escort jet back to Canada after threat Two U.S. fighter jets escorted a Canada-to-Panama flight back to Toronto after a passenger threatened the plane Friday morning Check out this story on WKYC.com: ... (more)

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily World

Vet's remains buried 62 years after plane crash

It seems a lifetime ago that Col. Eugene Smith was declared missing after the Air Force transport plane carrying him to his new command in Alaska went down in a violent storm.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, US Military, Dover Air Force Base, US News, US Air Force, Wilmington, DE

The Washington Post

Indian air force helicopter crash kills 7 on board

An Indian air force helicopter crashed Friday in northern India, killing all seven people on board, including two pilots, the military said.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

It was not immediately clear where the object came from, but there have been reports of intense fighting in the southern Syrian province of Daraa that borders Jordan.

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Air Force Times

Welsh gives Air Force top ethics marks; Congresswomen say comments are 'troubling'

The Air Force's top officer gives his service top marks for personal behavior, saying he is "very happy with the ethical fabric of the United States Air Force," despite problems that include a cheating scandal at its nuclear missile sites and a general's drunken binge on an arms control mission.

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Rock Hill Herald

10 Things to Know for Today

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction is seen near the Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea.

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The News Tribune

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower under construction is seen in Seoul, South Korea.

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Prince George Citizen

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters in Korea as ferry grief shifts safety ...

In this July 8, 2014, vehicles pass by the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction in Seoul, South Korea.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Drug suspect fatally shot in bust served in Air Force

Then, after serving for eight years as a military firefighter, including stints in Iraq and Japan, Carter moved from his home in Brooklyn to his late father's home southwest of Orlando.

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Army Times

Military working dogs finding their way home

When Marine Sgt. Deano Miller was preparing to return home from a deployment in Afghanistan, he desperately wanted to say goodbye to his best friend.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Arkansas base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity

Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Governor: Immigrant children to be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.

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KFBB

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said.

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Star-Telegram.com

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

The wreckage scene is compromised, key evidence may have disappeared altogether and political complexities could block an international court from hearing the case.

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Stars and Stripes

Air Force signs deal for 10-megawatt solar array at Robins

The Air Force has inked a deal with a company that plans to build a 50-acre solar array at Robins Air Force Base.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Fighter jets shot down: How many planes has Ukraine lost?

Only six days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine , two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets were also shot down in the same vicinity, near the village of Dmytrivka close to the Russian border.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

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Fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard are conducting an air defense exercise over the Columbia and Florence areas.

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Cybercast News Service

Arkansas military base on lockdown, few details

Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.

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News Herald

Air Force refocuses on training as wars wind down

After more than a dozen years fighting wars against unsophisticated opponents and technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force is refocusing its training on tests ripped from the headlines - surface-to-air missiles, chemical weapons and cyber warfare.

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The Modesto Bee

Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories.

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