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Israel gets first joint US military base

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Israel on Monday inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said. The new facility, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, was announced as Israeli...Show More Summary

Happy 70th, Air Force

According to Wiki, the US Air Force was born from the US Army Air Corps on September 18, 1947. The other day, the President visited Andrews Air Force Base to celebrate the anniversary; President Trump expressed his pride in the men and women of the United States Air Force. “Our air superiority is unquestionable not […]

US Air Force hits 70 years of flying the wild blue yonder - CNET

Or is it 110? The roots of today's Air Force stretch back to the biplane era, but the service really got going as we know it at the dawn of jet aircraft.

Boeing commences new Air Force One program | Sweden tests air defense solutions during exercises | Oshkosh JLTV visits the UK

Americas The US Navy has awarded a contract modification to Boeing for continued production of F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. Valued at $677 million, six F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F aircraft will be produced at various locations throughout the US, including El Segundo, California, and St. Louis, Missouri. Contract completion is scheduled for February 2019. Boeing has […]

US urges Syria cooperation with Russia after strike

Washington and Moscow have held high-level talks aimed at shoring up military "deconfliction" zones in eastern Syria after Russia was accused of targeting US-backed forces battling the Islamic State group in an air strike, a top US general said Sunday. Show More Summary

US Air Force chaplain says Christians who tolerate other religions 'serve Satan'

A US Air Force chaplain has said Christians in the armed forces who tolerate people of other religions "serve Satan". Captain Sonny Hernandez claimed those who supported the rights of non-Christian colleagues to practice their faith were "grossly in error". Show More Summary

Heavy Wool Survival Moccasin

As they say on Game of Thrones, “winter is coming.” Always be prepared for the cold with The Hill-Side’s handmade boots, based on the design of a 1950’s US Air Force survival kit mocc boot. Made from warm wool felt, with a rubber outsole, and a versatile rope lace system.

US aviator who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

5 days agoNews : Trending Now

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died. He was 94.

Trump warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' options

Standing before a B-2 stealth bomber and a vast US flag, Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at North Korea warned that advanced US weaponry could make the souls of America's enemies "crumble." Addressing several hundred air force personnel...Show More Summary

German prosecutor investigates illegal arms shipments through Ramstein AFB

Stars & Stripes reports that the German prosecutor’s office in Kaiserslautern, Germany is investigating charges that US contractors shipped Soviet-style weapons from Eastern Europe to Syria through Ramstein Air Force Base. Ramstein — a key U.S. military logistical hub overseas from which cargo is ferried throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa — was linked […]

US Treasury chief sought Air Force jet for European honeymoon

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was back in an awkward spotlight on Thursday following reports he asked to use a military jet this summer for his European honeymoon. While Mnuchin denied he wanted the government to pay for his personal...Show More Summary

SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES IN TEXAS: A US Air Force Reserve C-130 will conduct aerial spraying missions…

SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES IN TEXAS: A US Air Force Reserve C-130 will conduct aerial spraying missions in Harris County, Texas. Harris County is where Houston is located. The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing will fly a modified C-130 cargo plane to conduct the aerial sprays. The plan is to spray 600,000 acres, mostly […]

US nuke commander "assumes" NKoreans tested H-bomb

The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces says he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of … Click to Continue »

Despite Pilot Shortage, US Air Force Works to Train Turkish Forces

Even as the Air Force struggles to deal with its own pilot shortage crisis, the service is working to train foreign pilots.

ARMY Tests Show PMag Superior, Led to USAF Adoption, Says Air Force Spokesperson

The US Air Force’s recent decision to adopt the Magpul PMag Gen M3 was based on Army testing conducted in 2015, according to a spokesperson for the Air Force. In a communication with Military.com writer Matthew Cox, Vicki Stein of the...Show More Summary

Steve Mnuchin reportedly wanted to use a US Air Force jet for his honeymoon

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin found himself in hot water over government travel for the second time in weeks, after ABC News reported that he requested use of a US Air Force jet for his honeymoon. According to ABC News' sources, Mnuchin's request for government transport could have cost around $25,000 per hour. Show More Summary

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested $25k/hour Air Force jet for European honeymoon

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, requested a $25,000-an-hour Air Force jet to take them on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer. The couple were saddened to learn that the...Show More Summary

Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force

last weekNews : Trending Now

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he once suggested.

WELL, GOOD: US Air Force Dusts Off Old Skills to Fight a New Kind of War in Eastern Europe. It’s …

WELL, GOOD: US Air Force Dusts Off Old Skills to Fight a New Kind of War in Eastern Europe. It’s a small exercise, tiny in comparison to Zapad 17, but 16 years of “small wars” have meant too little practice for fighting near-peer adversaries.

The US-led bombing campaign against ISIS set a record in August

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Afghanistan dropped 5,075 bombs during close-air-support, escort, or interdiction operations in August, according to US Air Forces Central Command data. The August total was the highest of any month during the three-year campaign against the terrorist group. The previous monthly high was 4,848 in June. Show More Summary

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