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Japanese Airmen Hone Skills at Alaskan Air Base

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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About 200 members of Japan’s Air Self-Defense Forces are in Alaska for exercises that include low-level flying, in-air refueling and cargo air drops. The U.S. military’s Pacific Command said Tuesday the drills also include landings on incompletely prepared runways. It said the Japanese airmen have few opportunities to practice low-level flying in their densely populated […]

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Aid Agency: Pakistan Unprepared for Monsoon Season

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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An international relief agency says Pakistan has not fully recovered from last year’s severe floods, and that the country is not adequately prepared for its upcoming monsoon season. Oxfam says that over 800,000 families are still without proper housing in Pakistan, and that many flood defenses, such as river embankments, have still not been reconstructed. […]

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