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  • Russia's defense minister bristles at US comment

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has criticized a comment by the U.S. defense secretary about Russia's military resurgence. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to the American armed forces on Wednesday about the need to "deal with a revisionist...

  • Virgin Galactic nears final phase of test flights

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has reached another pair of milestones as it works toward the goal of beginning commercial flights from Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. CEO George Whitesides says the Federal Aviation Administration this week released its approval for...

  • Tulsa aerospace company to add 300 new jobs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma-based aerospace company says it will add about 300 jobs after receiving a contract to build engine parts for Gulfstream business jets. Nordam says the new jobs are a result of the company's contract with Pratt and Whitney Canada. The Tulsa-based company...

  • Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have found the drone that flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a soccer stadium in Belgrade, igniting a brawl on the field and fueling political tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania. The small drone with four rotors — last seen...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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