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Contracts For June 5, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Beshenich Muir and Associates LLC,* Leavenworth, Kansas, was awarded a $200,000,000

75th anniversary of Battle of Midway marked aboard carrier bearing its name

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:39
Seven veterans of the Battle of Midway on Monday joined about 1,000 people aboard a retired U.S. Navy aircraft to mark the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II.
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US energy secretary challenges China to be leader on climate

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:17
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that he hopes China will step forward to be a "real leader" on climate issues, while rejecting criticism that the United States is backing down.
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Idaho woman finds 1938 Nazi explosive in parents' shed

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:07
An Idaho woman found a little surprise while helping clean out her parents' shed. A Nazi explosive.
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Grammy Award Winning Artists Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson to Perform at Warrior Games

Navy Top News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:31
The opening ceremony for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place in Chicago this summer with a star—studded concert featuring Grammy Award winning artist Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. Comedian Jon Stewart will serve as master of ceremonies.
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4 months into Trump's term, most top Pentagon jobs are still unfilled

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:22
Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon — the slowest pace for nominations and confirmations in over half a century.
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Air Force announces pilot bonus tiers

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:19
Air Force pilots who are eligible will receive an extra $10,000 to $35,000 annually for staying in the service, the Air Force announced Monday.
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Tekken 7: fighting bears while wearing silly hats has never been better

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:16
It has been a banner year for fighting game enthusiasts. The recently released “Injustice 2,” the mobile version of “Skullgirls” and the final form of “Street Fighter II” are all currently vying for fighting fans’ attentions. So where does Namco’s “Tekken 7” sit among this pile of fighters? Right near the very top.
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White House: Trump won't try to stop Comey testimony by asserting executive privilege

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:02
President Donald Trump will not attempt to stop former FBI director James Comey from testifying in an open hearing Thursday, the White House said Monday.
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Soldier whose stolen-valor scam began in Iraq will end in prison

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:41
After lying about a rocket in Iraq, post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury; after bilking 16 agencies out of more than $600,000; and after copping to two counts of fraud last year, former National Guard soldier Darryl Lee Wright is going to prison, a Washington state U.S. attorney’s office said.
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50 years ago, an American in Jerusalem found himself in the heart of the Six-Day War

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:38
On June 7, 1967, a young American reporter looking for adventure witnessed the aftermath of a battle that would change the course of history for Israel and the Jewish people.
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Peter Sallis, WWII vet and voice of 'Wallace and Gromit,' dead at 96

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:35
British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons, has died. He was 96.
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VA chooses commercial overhaul of electronic health records system

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:48
The Department of Veterans Affairs will turn to the private sector to overhaul its electronic health records, and is side-stepping the federal contracting process to do so, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday.
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Navy standout safety Gilman says he's transferring, a month after pro policy change

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:44
An about-face from the Department of Defense appears to have been a factor in Navy losing a top player. Safety Alohi Gilman announced he was transferring from Annapolis, Md., earlier this month on Twitter.
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Alleged London attacker was a known radical Islamist

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:31
On Monday, British police identified that man, Khuram Shazad Butt, a 27-year-old Pakistan-born Briton, as one of the assailants, saying he was known to authorities, though they had no evidence he was planning an attack.
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High-ranking Parris Island officer faces hearing that could send him to court-martial

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:27
A high-ranking former Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island training commander — relieved of command following a recruit’s death — faces a preliminary hearing that could send his case to the highest level of military court.
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Trump pushes for privatizing US air traffic control

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:09
President Donald Trump made his case Monday for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system, arguing that it will enhance safety and reduce wait times for consumers.
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Bush Supports OIR Efforts in US 5th Fleet

Navy Top News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:09
USS George H.W. Bush's (CVN 77) support for Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet (area of operations) has been critical to the efforts to defeat ISIS, shipboard leaders said.
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How long can Mattis fly Trump's flag — when no one believes him anymore?

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:57
We may be seeing the limits at which a defense secretary can take positions at variance with the actions of the president and still reassure allies. Because virtually every question asked him was a variant of "How can that be true?"
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Will VA chief be voice of reason on climate change and medical marijuana in Trump administration?

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:55
After Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin delivered his "State of VA" speech, his problem-plagued department was, unexpectedly, connected to two highly contentious political issues — climate change and medical marijuana.
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