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  • Air Force to conduct night flying training in Va.

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The Air Force says it will conduct night flying exercises in southeastern Virginia. The Air Force says planes from the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Fighter Wing will conduct the exercises Thursday through Saturday. Both fighter wings are based at Langley Air...

  • McCain, Tillis talk national security in Goldsboro

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain is the latest political celebrity to join up with North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis. The 2008 GOP presidential nominee was slated to be in Goldsboro with Tillis on Thursday for a round-table discussion with...

  • Kansas National Guard gains new brigade

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas National Guard armory in Manhattan is gaining 15 full-time and 163 part-time jobs with the creation of a new brigade. An activation ceremony is scheduled Sunday at the city's Frank Anneberg Park for the new 130th Field Artillery Brigade. The 130th...

  • SC's Fort Jackson Army base invites public to tour

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The Army's largest training installation is asking South Carolina residents to come and see how it turns civilians into soldiers. Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, the commander at Fort Jackson, is hosting the seven-hour tour on Oct. 23. Participants are asked to...

  • Study could bring more troops to Colorado

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday said a study of Colorado's military economy could help the state gain troops as others are losing them amid federal budget cuts. The governor, flanked by Colorado Springs business leaders, announced that three firms, including Summit...

  • Connecticut delegation praises P&W jet engine deal

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contract with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney for the seventh lot of propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The lawmakers said Tuesday's announcement is "fantastic...

  • Yemeni man sues German gov't over US drone strikes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — A Yemeni man filed a suit against the German government Wednesday for allegedly letting the United States use an air base in Germany for lethal drone strikes. In a lawsuit filed with an administrative court in the western city of Cologne, Faisal bin Ali Jaber claims his...

  • VA surgeries up after instrument problem fixed

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver veterans hospital says it's doing more operations after resolving a cleaning problem that left trace mineral deposits on its stainless steel surgical instruments. Spokesman Daniel Warvi said Wednesday the hospital isn't up to its normal schedule yet because it...

  • Syria-Iraq fight gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East -- remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks against Saddam Hussein? -- but the Pentagon has finally named its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria:...

  • GE Aviation opens new factory in western NC

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — GE Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville with a ceremony featuring state and local leaders. The new 170,000-square-foot facility, which opened Wednesday, will be the first in the world to mass produce engine...

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