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FBI Joins in Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Khobar Towers Bombing

23 minutes agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

Today, FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Director Louis Freeh joined U.S. Air Force personnel and victims of the Khobar Towers attack during a remembrance ceremony at the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The event was organized by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS.

Air Force May Revise Rules to Allow Christian Flag-Folding Ceremonies, Despite Lawsuit Threat

If Air Force personnel are involved in a flag-folding ceremony on an Air Force base, even at a retirement party, is that an official event with secular rules or a private event where Christianity can be promoted?That's the question at the heart of a recent controversy.

What was Bill Clinton trying to accomplish in his tarmac meeting?

Airport tarmacs have never been Bill Clinton’s best venue. Early in his first term, on a tarmac in Los Angeles, civilian aircrafts were supposedly delayed while the president received a $200 haircut on Air Force One, setting off days of negative press. Now, many years later on a tarmac in Arizona, the former president has […]

US Air Force Speculates on How F-35 Would Be Used in Combat

Now that the controversial F-35 Joint Strike fighter is claimed to be somewhat operational, US Air Force officials have offered details as to how the aircraft could be deployed, this time in a hypothetical war against China.

Jaysh al-Islam Militants Kill Syrian Army Pilot Near Damascus

Militants from Syria's Jaysh al-Islam Islamist group on Friday killed a pilot of a Syrian air force plane that crashed in eastern outskirts of Damascus, the Syrian army said in a statement.

Why is the US Air Force buying a $75,000 Gagliano cello?

According to Time magazine: ‘The Defense Department posted a solicitation for a cello on Tuesday, saying it would be conducting an “online competitive reverse auction” to ensure taxpayers get the best price. … ‘An uunnamed Air Force official … specifies that it must be a cello “crafted by Joannes Gagliano 1787” … Captain Derek White, […]

USAFE Chief: No Plans to Permanently Base F-22s in Europe

The top U.S. Air Force general in Europe says there are no plans to base the F-22 Raptor in Europe.

Obama to disclose how many civilians died in U.S. drone attacks

The estimate is said to cover drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. It does not cover ones in Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria where U.S. forces have conducted thousands of air attacks. Continue reading ? The post Obama to disclose how many civilians died in U.S. drone attacks appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

India’s Indigenous Aircraft Inducted Into Air Force (VIDEO)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted the indigenously produced Tejas, a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), on Friday, 1 July.

America's New Lethal B-21 Stealth Bomber: Just a 'Mini-Me' B-2?

Andrew Davies Security, You decide.  Last year I wrote a series for The Strategist on the US Air Forces’ (USAF) new bomber program. (Parts one,  two and three.) I was skeptical of the possibility of producing a state-of-the-art long range bomber for anything like the proposed unit cost of US$550 million (2010 dollars). Show More Summary

Flying Daggers: India Inducts Tejas Fighter Jets Into Air Force (VIDEO)

Two Indian-made HAL Tejas multirole light fighter jets have joined the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Indian military said Friday.

AQMD plan would fight smog mainly through incentives, not rules

For decades, regulators have attacked Southern California’s notorious smog through an ever-stricter array of regulations that forced polluters to deploy cleaner technology. But a plan released Thursday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District takes a more industry-friendly approach. It...

Air Force Not Interested In Removing ‘Man’ Titles From Military Jobs

Since December, when Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed his intent to make all military jobs gender neutral, many discussions have revolved around whether or not the military should look at removing the “man” in their job titles. If women are allowed to serve in positions formerly reserved for a man, should the titles reflect that... Show More Summary

Obama Will Finally Release Information on Civilians Killed by Drone Strikes—Will It Be Accurate?

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

An MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a 2007 mission in Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson / U.S. Air Force) The U.S. is not officially at war, which is why civilian deaths caused by drone strikes throughout...Show More Summary

Senate confirms generals for top Air Force, Africa commands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two senior generals to lead the Air Force and the command responsible for military operations in Africa. Waldhauser is a Marine Corps general who told the Senate Armed Services Committee recently he is not aware the U.S. has an "overall grand strategy" for Libya.

US DoD white paper: wearing hijab is "passive terrorism"

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods & Strategies, a 2011 publication by the Air Force Research Laboratory, was just re-released with a new introduction that touts, "the wisdom contained in this paper collection is more relevant than ever." (more…)

Shooter Drill Tricks Everyone Into Thinking Real Shooter Was At Home Of Air Force One [UPDATE]

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Joint Base Andrews, the home of Air Force One, reported an active shooter on its Twitter account. UPDATE Read more...

Might of Egyptian Air Force ‘Under Threat’ After Italian Senate’s Decision

The Italian Senate on Wednesday night passed an amendment to the draft law on military missions, according to which the deliveries of spare parts for F-16 fighter jets to Egypt would be suspended.

AI Pilot Drone Beats Retired US Air Force Colonel in Simulated Combat

A new artificial intelligent (AI) pilot called ALPHA recently took on - and defeated - a retired US Air Force Colonel in an air combat simulator in the latest development taking AI another step closer to human intelligence.

No active shooter at Andrews Air Force Base, official confirms

On Twitter, the base ordered all personnel to shelter in place. Continue reading ? The post No active shooter at Andrews Air Force Base, official confirms appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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