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An F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, launches for a sortie during exercise Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Mar. 3, 2017.   MALCOLM MAYFIELD/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Air Force considers retiring F-15Cs and transition crews to F-16s

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March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is weighing whether it should retire its fleet of F-15C fighters from its active-duty and reserve units and transition those crews to F-16s with...
An infantryman with A Company, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard puts on his Advanced Combat Helmet in preparation for a patrol for mock enemy troops during a training exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Aug. 8, 2016.  JARRED WOODS/U.S. ARMY
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Lighter combat helmets in store for Army

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March 23, 2017
SAN ANTONIO — There are two timeless complaints soldiers make: what they eat, and the weight they carry.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Mattis urges Senate to approve $30 billion boost for military

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March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday went to the Senate to make the case for a boost in defense spending this year and met with skepticism from Democrats and...
A locked gate bars entry to a former U.S. base in Darmstadt, Germany. As President Donald Trump pushes a plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent, some members of Congress say it’s time to save money by closing military bases. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)

While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings

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March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — At the same time that President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent, Washington state Rep.

Trump will propose 1.9 percent raise for federal workers

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March 22, 2017
The Trump administration, after announcing plans to slash spending across much of the government, will recommend a 1.9 percent raise for federal workers to take effect in January...