In a Bagram air base attack, four US troops were killed. A senior defense official has confirmed that four International Security Assistance Force members were killed in a mortar attack on the Afghanistan base. The four deaths are the result of an “indirect fire attack,” as reported by NBC News. Show More Summary
The Air Force inactivated the 81st Fighter Squadron June 18, here, in support of force-shaping procedures across the service. The squadron employed the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the closure signals the end of A-10 operations in Europe. “For 71 years, the men and women of this fine squadron have ensured America’s security,” said Col. David [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama turns to his wife Michelle as they sit in their limousine after descending from Air Force One upon their arrival at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany on June 18, 2013. Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech tomorrow at the Brandenburg Gate is to […]
The Obama family traveled to Belfast, Ireland, for the G8 Summit this week, but it's just one of many stops around the world that Air Force One has made with the first family since President Obama took office in 2009. Often, Barack has wife Michelle at his side, and over the past few years, Sasha and Malia have joined in on international trips. Show More Summary
I had to think a couple of times before I posted this link that James sent us because I didn’t want it to sound like I’m being the big bad infantryman bashing some Air Force chick, but, ya know what, she’s asking for it. She’s Senior Airman Stacy Fogarty and she says she served in [...]
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes struck rebel positions near a besieged military air base and other rebel-held areas in the country's north Tuesday as regime forces stepped up attacks against opposition fighters in the key province of Aleppo, activists said.
The three highest-paid people on the Pentagon budget are college football coaches. According to Chicago Life Magazine, Army football coach Rich Ellerson, Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo, and Air Force coach Troy Calhoun make more than anyone on the Pengaton's payroll. Show More Summary
Suzuki may be forced into a recall.
The appropriately-named Allies Farm in Essex UK was formerly the airbase and shelter at RAF Ridgewell, from where the US Air Force's 381st Bombardment Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on 296 bombing runs during World War II. Following...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered United Technologies Corp to pay $473 million plus interest for manipulating costs to win U.S. Air Force jet engine contracts in the 1980s.
Department of Defense announces $1.5 billion in contracts.
The Department of Defense issued eight separate contract awards Monday, totaling just over $1.5 billion in combined value. Among traditional U.S. defense contractors, a few of the notable winners were: Cubic Corporation, which won $6.6 million as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to conduct technology integration research for the U.S. Show More Summary
Mike, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot, sips coffee on his 20-minute morning commute to Holloman Air Force Base outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. Drones: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Always Afraid to Ask Holder: Obama Can Use Lethal...Show More Summary
The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon Company recently completed a four-year development program of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) under budget. As part of the development program, the MALD and MALD-J flew a total of 30 successful engineering and operational flight tests with a perfect 30-for-30 record. The MALD-J’s flight test record was 15-for-15 [...]
Boeing Company has awarded Raytheon Company a follow-on contract for the sixth production lot of APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radars for United States Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C aircraft. “We have been a partner on the F-15 for more than 40 years,” said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for [...]
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch King Foom play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you can be as much a part of the show...Show More Summary
The football coaches at Army, Navy and Air Force. Here is more (mostly on other topics), hat tip to @jtlevy. Here are some comparable answers for state government employees.
The KC-46 tanker that The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is building for the United States Air Force is on track for a major design review in July. Considering that The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is looking at absorbing an estimated $700 million in cost overruns thanks to the fixed-price nature of the contract, the fact that the [...]
Like clockwork it is “hurricane season” again. And like clockwork, the skilled and courageous men and women from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (WRS) at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi are literally flying into the eye of the storm again. This year Hurricane Hunters like Air Force Maj. Sean Cross will be especially busy [...]