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August 7, 1994 | J.E. MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fearing the loss of the Ventura County's largest Navy base and its $1-billion contribution to the economy, business and civic leaders have stepped up a major lobbying effort aimed at saving the base from closure. In recent weeks, members of the Ventura County BRAC '95 Task Force have stated that the Point Mugu Naval Air Weapons Station could be closed given a race between the Navy base and giant Eglin Air Force Base, near Pensacola, Fla.
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August 1, 2004 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
It was 0530, reveille hour for sleepers in the tents pitched at one end of this base in the Florida Panhandle, home of elite Air Force commando units. The dozers, from the Air Force and Army, had crawled into their cots late the night before after a long session of "manhunt" in the dark. A challenging day of wall climbing and orienteering by compass through the woods lay ahead. A supervisor decided against rousing them by beating on garbage cans. After all, none was older than 15.
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July 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The F-16 fighter that crashed and killed a 4-year-old boy was taking a roundabout route to an Air Force base because of evacuations caused by Hurricane Bertha, officials said. The Fighting Falcon was among 49 planes being evacuated to Eglin Air Force Base, about 45 miles east of Pensacola, from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., when it crashed into a house about a mile from Pensacola Regional Airport.
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October 26, 1999 | ERIC SLATER and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Learjet carrying U.S. Open golf champion Payne Stewart and at least four others flew uncontrolled for nearly five hours above the nation's heartland Monday--its windows iced over, its radio silent and its passengers and crew apparently unconscious or dead--before running out of fuel and plummeting 45,000 feet into a muddy field of weeds near Mina, S.D. All those aboard were killed.
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February 21, 1989
An Air Force cargo plane with eight people on board crashed and exploded in a swampy forest north of Hurlburt Field in the Florida Panhandle, officials said. The C-141 Starlifter plane left from Norton Air Force Base, which is 60 miles east of Los Angeles, refueled in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was on its final approach to land at Hurlburt, when air traffic controllers from adjacent Eglin Air Force Base suddenly lost radio and radar contact, officials said.
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May 12, 1989
The Senate named a 12-member committee to hear evidence in the impeachment trial of U.S. District Judge Walter L. Nixon of Mississippi, who is serving a five-year prison term for perjury. Senators acted after Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.) came to the Senate floor to formally notify them of Nixon's impeachment by the House on grounds he lied to a grand jury and federal prosecutors. Brooks, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, reviewed the three articles of impeachment against Nixon, approved 417 to 0, and told senators the House "demands his conviction and appropriate judgment thereon."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when the threat to local Navy bases seemed over, local officials have learned that the Air Force is lobbying to shut down the Point Mugu base and transfer its missile-testing operations and 9,000 jobs to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. A contingent of Air Force officials met with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission staff April 15 to propose taking over all research and testing of Navy aircraft and air-launched weapons, local officials and lobbyists said. "The threat is there, and it has been issued by the Air Force," Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when the threat to local Navy bases seemed over, local officials have learned that the Air Force is lobbying to shut down the Point Mugu base and transfer its missile-testing operations and 9,000 jobs to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. A contingent of Air Force officials met with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission staff April 15 to propose taking over all research and testing of Navy aircraft and air-launched weapons, local officials and lobbyists said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Here is the list of units sending troops home from the Persian Gulf early, as announced by the Pentagon Wednesday night. Area units are in bold type. Each entry gives the name of the unit, the number of people being detached for the return to their home base and the destination. The departure point is given either at the head of the section for each service or just before the destination. The section for each service is divided into two parts.
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February 17, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four U.S. Army soldiers in the final days of grueling training died from exposure after emerging from the chilly, chest-high waters of a north Florida swamp where they were engaged in a bridge-building exercise, the Army said Thursday. The deaths late Wednesday on the grounds of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle stunned members of the elite ranger corps and prompted an Army inquiry. "It's a shock.
NEWS
July 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The F-16 fighter that crashed and killed a 4-year-old boy was taking a roundabout route to an Air Force base because of evacuations caused by Hurricane Bertha, officials said. The Fighting Falcon was among 49 planes being evacuated to Eglin Air Force Base, about 45 miles east of Pensacola, from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., when it crashed into a house about a mile from Pensacola Regional Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when the threat to local Navy bases seemed over, local officials have learned that the Air Force is lobbying to shut down the Point Mugu base and transfer its missile-testing operations and 9,000 jobs to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. A contingent of Air Force officials met with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission staff April 15 to propose taking over all research and testing of Navy aircraft and air-launched weapons, local officials and lobbyists said. "The threat is there, and it has been issued by the Air Force," Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when the threat to local Navy bases seemed over, local officials have learned that the Air Force is lobbying to shut down the Point Mugu base and transfer its missile-testing operations and 9,000 jobs to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. A contingent of Air Force officials met with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission staff April 15 to propose taking over all research and testing of Navy aircraft and air-launched weapons, local officials and lobbyists said.
NEWS
February 17, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four U.S. Army soldiers in the final days of grueling training died from exposure after emerging from the chilly, chest-high waters of a north Florida swamp where they were engaged in a bridge-building exercise, the Army said Thursday. The deaths late Wednesday on the grounds of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle stunned members of the elite ranger corps and prompted an Army inquiry. "It's a shock.
NEWS
August 24, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's U.S. senators have urged the Pentagon to link Edwards Air Force Base and several other high-tech weapons-testing installations in a "Southwest Complex" that could help shield bases in the southwestern United States from defense cuts next year. In a letter to Defense Secretary William J. Perry, Sens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1994 | J.E. MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fearing the loss of the Ventura County's largest Navy base and its $1-billion contribution to the economy, business and civic leaders have stepped up a major lobbying effort aimed at saving the base from closure. In recent weeks, members of the Ventura County BRAC '95 Task Force have stated that the Point Mugu Naval Air Weapons Station could be closed given a race between the Navy base and giant Eglin Air Force Base, near Pensacola, Fla.
NEWS
August 24, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's U.S. senators have urged the Pentagon to link Edwards Air Force Base and several other high-tech weapons-testing installations in a "Southwest Complex" that could help shield bases in the southwestern United States from defense cuts next year. In a letter to Defense Secretary William J. Perry, Sens.
NEWS
July 20, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the budget ax falls on military posts across the nation, this vast aerospace stronghold--once a stomping ground for "Right Stuff" test pilots, now a landing ground for space shuttles--remains a prosperous contradiction. In an era of defense downsizing, its $457-million budget is substantially fatter this year than last. Its 15,000 employees bustle confidently among hangars, offices and classrooms. Dozens of sleek military jets take off and land each day, as they have for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Here is the list of units sending troops home from the Persian Gulf early, as announced by the Pentagon Wednesday night. Area units are in bold type. Each entry gives the name of the unit, the number of people being detached for the return to their home base and the destination. The departure point is given either at the head of the section for each service or just before the destination. The section for each service is divided into two parts.
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