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December 01, 2005

Three Injured In NAS Fort Worth, JRB Shootings

Gunman Captured, Base Open After Brief Lockdown

An enlisted sailor shot two service members before turning the gun on himself Thursday afternoon at Naval Air Station Ft Worth, Joint Reserve Base in Texas. All three were taken to area hospitals, with the suspect in critical condition. According to Navy Capt. John McCormick, the sailor walked into the base operations center around 12:30 pm and shot two others, a Navy officer and an enlisted man. Both men reportedly have non-life-threatening injuries, McCormick said.

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Finland Celebrates 10 Years Of Flying The Hornet

'Outstanding Success Story'

The Finnish air force marked a decade of flying the American F/A-18 Hornet during a ceremony last month on an air base near Tampere, Finland.

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Estonia's Border Guard Orders One AB139

AgustaWestland announced this week that Estonia's Interior Ministry Secretary-General, Mart Kraft, and Border Guard representative Riho Breivel have signed a contract for one AB139 helicopter with options for a second.

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Organization Flies High For Wounded Soldiers At Landstuhl

Flight Attendant Founded Aid Service After Visits To Hospital

Wounded servicemembers recuperating at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, look to doctors and nurses for their medical care. For creature comforts and a touch of 'home,' however, they look to the skies.

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Major Upgrades For Australia's Chinook Helicopters

Advances In Crew Protection Among Improvements

Australia's Minister of Defence announced this week the country's Boeing Ch-47 Chinook helicopters are about to undergo a $25 million upgrade to fit them with electronic warfare and ballistic protection and advanced communications to ensure they are combat ready for future operations.

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