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Combat Support: The Army Looks to Field Better Sports Bras

Master Sergeant Jessica Alicea-Cavezza conducts a Jumpmaster Pre-Inspection on Capt. Sara Roger prior to an airborne operation at Camp Mackall, North Carolina March 25, 2019. (U.S. Army/K. Kassens) The Army is surveying female soldiers to help pick the best sports bras on the market for a standard issue item, as the service seeks to field equipment better designed for women. “As an…
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Vanessa Guillen's Family Will Receive Military Death Benefits After New Army Ruling

Lupe Guillen, younger sister to missing Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, addresses the crowd on June 12, 2020, outside the gates of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Dozens of people gathered to support the family of the soldier who went missing one month ago. (Heather Osbourne/Austin American-Statesman via AP) The Army has concluded that Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s death, allegedly at the hands of another…
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Lawmakers take steps to slow down sale of F-35s to UAE

WASHINGTON— Two Senate Democrats are hoping to delay the potential sale of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the United Arab Emirates, introducing on Oct. 20 legislation that would block the delivery of aircraft to Abu Dhabi unless the U.S. government meets certain criteria. If adopted, the “Secure F-35 Exports Act of 2020” could have a far-reaching impact on future sales of the Lockheed…
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Italy’s Navy-Air Force tussle over the F-35 comes to a head

ROME — A long-running tussle between Italy’s Air Force and Navy over the F35-B jet is coming to a head as deadlines approach for deciding who gets the next aircraft to roll off the production line and where it will be based. Italy’s planned order for 30 of the…
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Lockheed sees earnings growth in space business

WASHINGTON ― Space emerged as Lockheed Martin’s business area with the highest growth, driven by hypersonic weapons programs and an anticipated next-generation interceptor award, CEO James Taiclet said Tuesday on the company’s third-quarter earnings call. Though F-35 fighter jet deliveries and classified programs drove growth in Lockheed’s aeronautics segment, and demand for Hellfire…
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