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Jordan vows to free captured pilot from ISIL

Government promises to do its best to have its air force pilot released a day after he was taken hostage by armed group.

The Airing of the Grievances

For those who came in late, Festivus — I’m not big on the whole forced cheeriness of Xmas, as readers can probably, by this point, imagine — is normally celebrated on December 23. However, because Festivus really is for the rest of us, Festivus can also be celebrated at any time, so here we go! […]

Things get worse for 'nut rage' exec

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines Co. who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the "nut rage" case.

S. Korean prosecutors to arrest 'nut rage' official

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines Co. who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the "nut rage" case.

The Sparkle Guns that Keep Military Air Transports Safe

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Commercial airlines aren't the only planes under attack from shoulder-fired rockets and missiles these days, a number of slow-moving vehicles in the US Air Force have come under increased threat of being shot down. That's why the USAF is outfitting many of them with sparkling laser blasters to confound inbound threats. Read more...

Liveblogging World War II: December 24, 1944: Battle of the Bulge

Wikipedia: [Battle of the Bulge](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge#Siege_of_Bastogne): >On 23 December, the weather conditions started improving, allowing the Allied air forces to attack. They launched devastating bombing...Show More Summary

Meet the ‘elves’ who staff the Santa-tracker call center

Tracking santa is a tradition that spans generations for the Hines family. It all started four years ago, when Pat Hines, a retired Air Force intelligence specialist from Phoenix, volunteered with his daughter Sharon Nolan, of Colorado Springs, Colo., to staff a hotline that helps kids pinpoint Saint Nick’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. Show More Summary

As The "Nutty Black Progressive Fundamentalist Progressors" Call For A "New Civil Rights Movement" To "Respect Black LIfe So It Can Breathe" A Black Assistant US Attorney General Arrests A Black Man For "Gun Running" Out Of "Maynard Holbrook Jackson Inter

The Federal Prosecutors Expose A Gun Smuggling Operation From Atlanta To New York City By Air National Action Network Says: "If We Impose Standardized National Gun Control On Former Confederate States Like Georgia And Force Delta Air...Show More Summary

Sukhoi Delivers Su-34 Bombers to the Russian Air Force

Today two Su-34 frontline bombers took off the airport of the Sukhoi Company’s branch – the V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aviation plant and headed to the place of deployment at one of the air bases in the South of Russia. The […]

Italy Orders 3 More Aermacchi T-346 Trainers

Alenia Aermacchi and ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) signed today in Rome a contract worth 120 million Euros to provide the Italian Air Force with further three advanced trainer aircraft M-346 (identified as T-346A by the Italian Air Force), with […]

Military, Private Sector Are Close Partners in Securing America's Clean Energy Future

The military has ambitious energy goals - like the Navy sourcing 50 percent of its on-shore energy from alternative sources by 2020, or the Army and Air Force each aiming to have 1 GW of renewable energy installed on their bases by 2025. Show More Summary

Domhnall Gleeson Lost So Much Weight For 'Unbroken' That His Contacts Didn't Fit

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" is the story of Olympic long-distance runner and Air Force bombardier Louis Zamperini, and his struggles to survive as a prisoner of war during the last stages of World War II. But before that happens, "Unbroken" is also about three men lost at sea. Show More Summary

The C-130 Hercules can land and take off anywhere—including this beach

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The C-130 Hercules can basically land whatever the hell it wants, so the Danish Air Force took it to the beach because a) it's fun! and b) you never know when you will have to invade a country. You can see it from multiple angles, including the cockpit. Bonus: A collection of all-terrain Hercules landings—and a carrier. Read more...

Air Force Leaders Admit Nuclear Problems, But Will Fixes Work?

The Air Force has taken the first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its nuclear problems run deep and wide.

ISIS Suffers A Defeat

The Kurds have beat them back: Kurdish forces in northern Iraq celebrated their biggest victory yet over ISIS on Friday after breaking, with U.S. air support, the lengthy jihadi siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing hundreds of trapped members of the Yazidi religious sect. The Kurds claimed at least 100 Islamic militants were killed in […]

Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Huarache “OG”

When 1982 meets 1991 you end up with a shoe fit for 2015. A combo long in the making, the Nike Air Force 1 Comfort Huarache “OG” expands upon the initial 2009 hybridization between the iconic AF1 and the younger … The post Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Huarache “OG” appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Lowell Steward dies at 95; decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman

When Lowell Steward was a student at Santa Barbara State College, he and other members of the school's basketball team decided to enlist in the Army Air Forces. The others were accepted.

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