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2 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Obama calls for release of Israeli soldier in Gaza

The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier was a "barbaric" action.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Military, Ramstein Air Base

5 hrs ago | Times Herald

Atlas V set for Cape Canaveral liftoff Friday

A forecast out this morning continues to show an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for Friday night's late launch of an Atlas V rocket and Global Positioning System satellite.


Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

5 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performing at EAA's AirVenture

US Air Force Thunderbirds at the dedication of the US Air Force Memorial. [CC-BY-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons).


Related Topix: US Military, Oshkosh, WI

8 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

IAFs Jaguar plane crashes near Bhuj pilot safe

A Jaguar combat aircraft of Indian Air Force on Friday crashed near Bibber village in Kutch while on a routine sortie from Bhuj air base but the pilot ejected safely.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, US Military

12 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Maine senators to visit US-Mexico border

The lawmakers plan to stop at a U.S. Border Patrol station in South Texas and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio during the trip, which was organized by Collins.


Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, US Military, Lackland Air Force Base

13 hrs ago | DefenceTalk News

Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed.


Related Topix: US Military

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Air Force brass defends F-35 after engine fire, speculates on sixth-gen fighter

The military's F-35 Lightning II has not had an easy road these past several years.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Autos

The Olympian

Army "VIP culture" led to parachute accident that killed former JBLM officer

The former Joint Base Lewis-McChord officer who died in a September accident was not ready to jump with a new kind of parachute when he attempted his first airborne drill in four years, according to an Army investigation obtained by The News Tribune.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, US News, US Air Force, Fort Bragg, NC, World News, Afghanistan,

Marine Corps Times

Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.


Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US News, US Air Force, World News, Mali

Northwest Florida Daily News

Plane at VPS evacuated after pilot smells burned insulation

A flight leaving Northwest Florida Regional Airport on Thursday morning had to be stopped on the runway after the pilot smelled burned insulation in the cockpit.


Related Topix: Florida, Transportation, DallasFort Worth International Airport, US Military, Eglin Air Force Base

Del City man accused of assaulting a service member at Tinker Air Force Base

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Related Topix: Tinker Air Force Base, US Military, Del City, OK

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Air force downsizing over the next five years

The Air Force is about to get smaller. At a "State of the Air Force" news conference at the Pentagon Wednesday, the service's chief of staff said thousands of uniformed personnel will shed in the next five years.


Related Topix: US Military, Welsh, LA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized not just for their military exploits, but as 'everyday heroes' who routinely go the extra mile for their fellow service members and their communities.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US News, US Military, Benning (Washington, DC), US Marine Corps

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Teen's Body in Wheel Well of Plane Carrying Evacuated Americans

In a shocking turn of events, the C-130 aircraft on which an African stowaway's body was found this weekend had just been used to transport United States personnel evacuated from Libya.


Related Topix: Travel, Libya Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Libya, Mali Travel, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Navy, Ramstein Air Base

News Times


In this July 3, 2014 photo provided by Cynthia Kent, Jack Kent, age 8, watches movers load his family belongings for a move from Las Vegas to Montgomery, Ala., for a new Air Force assignment.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Montgomery, AL, US Military

Pattaya Mail

Thai Air Force to support evacuation of Thais from Libya

The Royal Thai Air Force is preparing to dispatch two C-130 transport aircraft to assist moving Thai nationals from violence plagued Libya.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force


US Secretary of State heads to India to...

US Secretary of State John Kerry forecast a transformation Wednesday in Washington's troubled relations with India as he headed to New Delhi for ice-breaking talks with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Related Topix: World News, India, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, George Bush

Hudson Valley Press

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Hall IV

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Hall IV graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


Related Topix: US Military

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Washington Post

Stowaway's body found on Air Force cargo jet

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.


Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Navy, Naval Air Station Sigonella, US Army, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Army War College

Stars and Stripes

General: Air Force already looking ahead to 6th-generation fighter plane

Even before the Air Force's new F-35 "fifth-generation" fighter jet is combat-ready, the service is looking ahead to what comes next.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality