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US Air Force once wanted to ‘nuke’ the moon

November 28, 2012, 9:38 PM — It was 1958, the height of the Cold War. The Soviet Union had just launched the first satellite into Earth’s orbit, taking the lead in the nascent space race and freaking out U.S. politicians and military leaders. Surely something had to be done. And some geniuses in the U.S. [...]

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Student Selected for US Army All-American Marching Band

FREDERICK, MD – One teenager has a lot to brag about. He’s one of 125 musicians from across the nation to make it into the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Governor Thomas Johnson High School students got quite a surprise in their auditorium Wednesday morning. Senior Ryan Kieft, who plays the euphonium, will head to [...]

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SAIC Awarded $149 Million Contract By United States Army

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ – Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the United States Army to provide information technology (IT) design, implementation and operational sustainment support services to the Department of the Army (DA) G2 Army Military Intelligence (MI) Enterprise (DA GAME).  The [...]

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US Army Chief: 16000 Soldiers To Be Involuntarily Separated

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno is mostly comfortable knowing the Army will have to shed 80,000 soldiers from its 551,000-strong ranks as the force restructures after more than a decade of war. But during a roundtable discussion with Defense News and the Army Times, the chief also said that some troops will [...]

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Probe of Boat’s Sinking Leads to Crab Pot Lines

Testimony in a second round of hearings into a fishing vessel that sank off the Washington coast, killing four people, has raised the possibility that the boat got tangled in crab pot lines. The Lady Cecilia sank quickly March 10 about 20 miles west of Leadbetter Point. The four people onboard could neither escape nor [...]

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The US Coast Guard discovered a man’s body near the Coos Bay jetty …

The U.S. Coast Guard discovered a man’s body near the Coos Bay jetty Wednesday afternoon. Around 12:20 p.m., the Coast Guard, on a request from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, pulled the body from the water. Petty Officer Shaun Eggert said the man was in his mid 60s and was not wearing a life vest. [...]

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Coast Guard contracts for WatchKeeper help

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 29 (UPI) — A three-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard has been given to SCRA Applied RD to support the WatchKeeper System. WatchKeeper is a component of the Coast Guard’s Interagency Operations Center/Command 21 project and provides a set of software applications that assist users in making informed command-and-control [...]

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Senate wants to increase Marine embassy force

The measure comes at a time when the Corps is planning to draw down its force by about 5,000 active duty Marines a year through 2016. Sen. John McCain says “the security environment confronting American personnel serving in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is as dangerous as any time that I can remember.”(Photo: J. Scott [...]

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Plans move ahead to rename post office for Marine

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Plans are moving forward to rename a suburban Detroit post office in honor of a U.S. Marine from Michigan who died in 2010 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. U.S. Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan says the U.S. House recently passed a bill to rename a post office in Macomb [...]

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Makati prosecutor orders murder raps vs US marine’s attackers

MANILA, Philippines – The Makati City Prosecutor’s Office has found probable cause to file murder charges against three businessmen and a student of De La Salle University for allegedly beating up and killing a former United States marine in Makati City on Saturday. In a five-page decision, the city prosecutor’s office gave credibility to the [...]

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