House and Senate conferees agreed on common defense authorization language for Fiscal 2019, clearing the way for each house to pass the bill, a process that is likely to start with a vote in the House this week. The bill would authorize $639 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs in the Energy Department, and $69 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations.
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About 200 airmen and 14 F-16s from the 510th Fighter Squadron at Aviano AB, Italy, have deployed to RAF Lakenheath, England, for a training deployment. While in England, the jets are flying alongside USAF aircraft from Lakenheath and Royal Air Force fighters, according to a US Air Forces in Europe
release. The deployment evaluates aircraft and personnel capabilities to train in NATO operations, the release states.
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