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Fire breaks out at 'Blues Brother' prison in Illinois

JOLIET, Ill., July 25 (UPI) -- Firefighters said they battled a blaze Thursday that broke out at a building at Joliet (Ill.) Correctional Facility, which was featured in "The Blues Brothers."

L-3 Link opens C-17 training site

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 16 (UPI) -- A new training facility for U.S. Air Force C-17 crews has been opened at a base in Ohio by L-3 Link Simulation & Training.

Toni Linhart, former Baltimore Colts kicker, dead at 70

BALTIMORE, May 13 (UPI) -- Toni Linhart, the Baltimore Colts kicker whose field goal in the fog defeated the Miami Dolphins 10-7 in overtime in 1975, has died, officials said.

Navy commander relieved of duties after divers' deaths during training

BALTIMORE, May 9 (UPI) -- A Navy commander in charge of two sailors who drowned at a Maryland training facility has been relieved of duties and may face charges, officials said.

Obama: Sexual assault perpetrators to be 'rooted out' of the military

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- President Obama said Tuesday his administration must "exponentially step up our game" to root out perpetrators of sexual assault in the U.S. military.

Air Force's sexual assault point man charged with sexual assault

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested and charged with sexual battery for allegedly drunkenly groping a woman he didn't know.

Australia unveils its F-35 JSF 'Iron Bird'

CANBERRA, Australia, April 26 (UPI) -- Australia will use a full-scale F-35A Joint Strike Fighter model to study the effects of electromagnetic compatibility and interference on the aircraft.

Australia opens LHD training certer

CANBERRA, Australia, April 24 (UPI) -- The Australian navy, in collaboration with BAE Systems, has opened a training facility for Landing Helicopter Dock ships.

Australia opens Gaza Ridge vehicle facility

CANBERRA, Australia, April 18 (UPI) -- Australia officially opened its new LAND 21 maintenance training facility at the Gaza Ridge Barracks near Bandiana in northern Victoria state.

Foreign firms expand in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. and European defense and aerospace companies are expanding their footprint in Latin America with partnerships and operations.

CAE gains $128M in military contracts

MONTREAL, April 4 (UPI) -- Canadian modeling and simulation company CAE has received $128 million in contracts for on U.S. and Australian military projects.

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Report: Yankees, Angels in deal for Wells

Report: Yankees, Angels in deal for Wells

TEMPE, Ariz., March 24 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees will acquire outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels in a trade, MLB.com reported Sunday.
7 Marines killed, 8 hurt in Nev. blast

7 Marines killed, 8 hurt in Nev. blast

RENO, Nev., March 19 (UPI) -- A mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at an Army munitions depot in Nevada, killing seven Marines , the military said.

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