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1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Air defense drill for 4 Northeastern states

The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states.

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5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Taylor, US Military, US Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

7 hrs ago | Oxford Times

Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past

Buy this photo Josh Carr and Hannah Lucas from the education media services department of Oxford University's video unit.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Their View | America can, and should, set standards for drone use

The increasing use in recent years of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs or drones, has spurred innovation and provoked concern.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Georgetown (Washington, DC)

Houston Chronicle

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military's General Staff, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sukhoi Su-25, Sukhoi Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft, US Military

Iol.co.za

Seven killed in Benghazi clashes

Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US Military

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Broncos' Wes Welker goes for an F-16 ride along

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker participated in an F-16 ride along with the Air Force Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon at Cheyenne Regional Airport.

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Newsday

New York Guard members conducting annual training

Two hundred members of New York state's volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.

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Washington Times

Therapy dog helps Marine recover from war

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, Pennsylvania native A.J. Courteau has experienced his share of surprises.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Life, Veteran Affairs, Williston, TN, Fayette County, TN

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

Judge aims to establish veterans court in Iowa

They fought for their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now some are fighting drug and alcohol addictions and mental health problems here at home and committing crimes.

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Related Topix: Woodbury County, IA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Prison, US National Guard, US Military, Drug Testing

Stars and Stripes

To change a culture: New Air Force training focuses on eliminating sexism in the military

Air Force personnel admit it's difficult to call out their peers for sexist jokes or intervene in sexual harassment.

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Air Force Times

Decision near on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, US News, US Air Force, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Jon Tester, US Senate, Democrat

Army Times

Use your VA loan benefit

Air Force Tech Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill and her husband, Lendle, in front of the home they bought with a VA loan.

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Related Topix: US Military, Home Listing, Home, Moore, OK, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Life, Veteran Affairs

Corvettes

1960 Corvette Rescued from Chicken Coop

If you found a tattered classic car in a barn, would you leave it like it is or restore it to like-new condition? But Jeff Taylor of Hudson, Massachusetts, a 58-year-old heating and air business owner, didn't find his 1960 Corvette in a barn - he found it in a chicken coop! The classic roadster had obviously lived a hard life before Taylor finally ... (more)

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The Washington Post

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Many warnings of a growing border crisis: A timeline of events leading up to the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the United States illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, University of Texas at El Paso, US Military, Lackland Air Force Base

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Verde Independent

Congress takes another step toward saving A-10 fighter from budget ax

An A-10 from the 124th Operations Support Flight flying over Utah in early 2012.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, US Air Force, Tucson, AZ

Pattaya Mail

Vietnam presents Thai Air Force with MiG-21bis fighter

The Vietnamese Air Force on Friday presented a MiG-21bis fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force , aimed at strengthening military relations between the two neighbouring countries.

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Daily Reporter

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, US Military, University of Notre Dame

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Military Firefighting Planes Called Up to Battle Western Wildfires

Two military C-130 airplanes were activated Saturday morning to help fight raging western wildfires, a spokesman told ABC News.

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