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Evidence of air Pollution From Spanish Conquest of the Inca Found in Glacier Ice Cores

In the 16th century, during its conquest of South America, the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí, in what is now Bolivia--then the largest source of silver in the world. Show More Summary

Unrest Among Police at Air Force Base

Tense labor relations and a hostile work environment are spreading unrest among the 120 civilian police officers at a military base that spans Burlington and Ocean Counties, the officers allege in......

Senior Airman Stands Tall with Honor Guard

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- The auditorium was filled to capacity; more than 500 people, all wearing the same camouflage-patterned uniform. It was easy to blend in with the masses, whic......

Airman Shares Journey to Brighter Future

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- As a teenager, Airman 1st Class Michael Gray, 86th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, had to support himself. Gray had to pay for everything, from the clothes on his......

Russian Air Force to Conduct Three Major Contests in 2015

According to tradition, the 2015 Aviadarts competition will include crews of fighter, bomber, assault, army, transport and long-range aviation. For the competition, a special target layout will be created at the Dubovichi air force range in the Ryazan region.

Word of Museum's Closure Sparks Outrage

SAN ANTONIO -- The Security Forces Museum in San Antonio is modest and obscure, but when word got out that the Air Force had abruptly closed it, thousands of people around the country cried out in......

F-35 Joint Striker pilots to adorn a $770K smart helmet

The Royal Australian Air Force will be bringing more than just amazing planes to its fleet. The force will be employing 72 F-35s at a total cost of $12.4 bn. And to add to the entire expense sheet is a line of impressive smart helmets that cost relatively just as much. Show More Summary

Boeing and RAAF triple bomb range with new JDAM-ER kit

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have carried out tests of the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM-ER), which showed a three-times increase in range while maintaining accuracy. The add-on guidance kit for...Show More Summary

Air Force Cycling Team Pedals across Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Come rain, wind or an average temperature of 90 degrees, 94 Airman began pedaling across Iowa as part of the Registers Annual Bicycle Ride across Iowa, better known as RAGBR......

Settlers of Catan Game Could Become Movie or TV Show

If you’re a fan of multiplayer strategy game, The Settlers of Catan, you may be interested in knowing that the man behind Air Force One and The Perfect Storm has secured both the film and television rights. According to Deadline, Gail Katz could be … More » The post Settlers of Catan Game Could Become Movie or TV Show appeared first on EveryJoe.

Iran Optimizing F14 Fighter Jets for New Missions

A senior Air Force commander praised Iran’s capability as the only country, besides the US, that can overhaul F14 fighter jets, adding that Iranian experts have mounted new radar and weapons systems on the aircraft to optimize it for new […]

At AFA Basic, Even Smiling has a Military Purpose

For two weeks, Air Force Academy doolies have been motivated by howling upperclassmen, quick to correct the freshmen during the part of basic training appropriately called "beast". On Friday, the......

A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This documentary by the United States Air Force is long but worth watching if you are an aviation lover and want to learn how the US stockpiles thousands of planes in deserts around the country to keep the active fleet flying—and in case the aliens invade us and we have to fight back. Read more...

More Instructors Eyed in Air Force Sex Scandal

HOUSTON -- Two more instructors are being investigated for possible illicit relations with female trainees, bringing to 30 the number of instructors caught in the ever- widening sex scandal at a U.......

Air Force: 2019 Will Come Too Soon for New Rockets | Tricare Reform Gathers Praise, Critics

Americas In separate events, both the Army (to a defense writers’ group) and the Air Force (to a Senate panel) testified to their inability to perform their missions without budget increases. The Air Force is looking nervously at its capacity to meet the congressionally-mandated deadline of 2019 to stop relying on Russian rocket engines. Air […]

Beijing-bound flight forced to make emergency landing after passenger claims there's a bomb on board

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Air China flight CA1336 flying from Nanning to Beijing was forced to make an emergency landing in Chongqing after a passenger claimed that there were bombs on board the plane. Police, ambulance vehicles, and firefighters were all deployed to the scene, and pictures posted by passengers on Weibo show SWAT teams on board after the plane landed. [ more › ]

Boeing May Have V-22 Export Customer | USS Constitution Bicentennial Upshot: First U.S. Frigates Were Smart Procurement

Americas Boeing told National Defense Magazine that they may have their first V-22 export client shortly; this coming just a day after reports of South Korea kicking the Osprey’s tires. The Air Force appears to have conceded that it is unlikely to kill off the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, as it has tried to […]

This Pacific Air Drill Trains Allies To Both Save Lives And Take Them

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Cope North is one of the largest multi-national air power exercises in the Eastern Hemisphere. Every year, air forces from around the region deploy to Andersen AFB, located on the island of Guam to sharpen their skills, hone their inter-operational abilities and strengthen foreign ties among established and emerging power players in the region. Read more...

Israel Is Preparing For Alien Invasion — Are The ‘Tall White’ Aliens Coming?

Earlier in the week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a training exercise for its Air Force cyber unit, the “Ofek” (Horizon). The training exercise was based on a scenario in which the world is under attack by alien invaders,...Show More Summary

Drone Footage of the Russian Air Force Boneyard Will Make Any Plane Geek Freak

Theres something jarring about this footage captured from a drone zipping above a boneyard filled with once mighty Russian aircraft. The aerial arsenal looks downright depressing just sitting there in the snow reminding us how powerful those machines were in the not-too-distant past. Show More Summary

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