Monthly Archives: January 2019

U.S., Partners Work Together to Keep Europe Safe

By R. Mitchell – More than 5,500 soldiers from 16 nations, including special operations forces from five nations, were at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 1-11, for exercise Combined Resolve XI. The exercise series is led by U.S. Army Europe and is focused on improving readiness and interoperability amongst allies and partners, incorporating U.S. rotational units ...

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NASA Selects United Launch Alliance’s Reliable Atlas V Rocket to Launch Lucy Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

By R. Mitchell – Centennial, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2019) – NASA’s Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA’s) proven Atlas V vehicle to launch the Lucy mission, which is the first mission to Jupiter’s swarm of Trojan asteroids. This award resulted from a competitive Launch Service Task Order evaluation under the NASA Launch Services II ...

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CBP Officers Seize Largest Amount of Fentanyl in CBP History

By R. Mitchell – Photo is from Thursday morning’s Press Event at the Port of Nogales   TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the ...

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White House: March 1 is ‘Hard Deadline’ as China-U.S. Trade Talks Continue

By R. Mitchell – For the last two days, high-ranking officials from the United States and China have engaged in intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between our two countries and while progress has been made, President Trump made clear that March 1st is a hard deadline. “President Donald J. Trump has reiterated that the 90-day process agreed ...

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Don’t have CBS? Here’s how to watch the Super Bowl this weekend

By R. Mitchell – Cord cutters, people who have ditched cable or satellite in favor of streaming offerings, may not have access to CBS programming as the network is not available on services such as Playstation Vue and may only offer on-demand (not live) programming on other services, but there are options for them to watch the 2019 Super Bowl ...

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U.S Border Patrol and New Mexico National Guard Team Up To Stop Drug Smugglers

By R. Mitchell – Seized drug bundles. LORDSBURG, N.M. – Border Patrol Agents working in conjunction with New Mexico National Guard seize more than $100,000 worth of marijuana as it was being smuggled though southern New Mexico near Playas. On January 29, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a Lordsburg Border Patrol Agent operating infrared surveillance equipment observed four subjects walking ...

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Blue Origin to Launch Telesat’s Advanced Global LEO Satellite Constellation

By Blue Origin – Telesat and Blue Origin have signed a multi-launch agreement that paves the way for the powerful New Glenn rocket to play a key role in Telesat’s deployment of its global LEO satellite constellation that will deliver fiber-like broadband services anywhere on Earth. Telesat’s LEO program will gain significant cost savings and other advantages by launching with ...

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8 individuals indicted for exploiting the US student visa system

By R. Mitchell – Three indictments were unsealed Wednesday, charging eight individuals from around the country with conspiracy to commit visa fraud and harboring aliens for profit, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Six of the defendants were arrested in metro Detroit. Two others were arrested in Lake Mary, Florida; and Culpeper, ...

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Navy to Commission Submarine South Dakota > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

By R. Mitchell – The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), during an 11 a.m. (EST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 2, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. The principal speaker will be U.S. Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota. The submarine’s sponsor is Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife of the ...

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Former Airline CEO Gets Nearly Eight Years in Massive Scheme to Steal Passenger’s Money

By R. Mitchell – The former chief executive officer of a now-bankrupt public air charter operator was sentenced to 94 months in prison on Jan. 11 for her role in a scheme to steal millions of dollars in passenger money for future travel from an escrow account, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, January 31, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will meet with U.S. manufacturers and sign an executive order. In the afternoon, the president will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then meet with the Vice Premier of China. Keep up with Trump on President Trump’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 1/31/19 All Times EST 11:45 AM Meet with American manufacturers ...

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CBP Officers Seize Heroin Valued More Than $750K at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge

By R. Mitchell – LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant narcotic load with an estimated street value of more than $750,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. Packages containing 28 pounds of heroin seized by CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge. ...

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TMZ Lied: Chicago Police Say Attackers Didn’t Shout “This is MAGA Country” at ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett

By Andrew Aleksi-Lankinen – ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett (New York Times) Chicago Police did confirm that “Empire” Actor Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized after a possibly racially motivated attack at a Subway store at 2:00 AM. TMZ reported that “sources close to the Actor” said “he was walking to Subway to get something to eat at 2 AM when 2 ...

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DOD Official Describes U.S. Missile Defense Strategy

By David Vergun – James H. Anderson, the assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities, spoke about the 2019 Missile Defense Review at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Jan. 29. He noted that the strategy covers the Defense Department’s three lines of effort: lethality, partnership and reform. Here are his main points: The Threat China and Russia are ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community. There are no other public events on his schedule for Wednesday. Keep up with Trump on President Trump’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 1/30/19 All Times EST 11:30 AM The President receives his intelligence briefing – Oval Office White House Briefing Schedule None Content ...

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