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3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Air Force instructor convicted in sex scandal dies

The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape in a sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died in prison.


Related Topix: US Military, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, Leavenworth, KS

4 hrs ago |

Canada and US missile shield: fact vs fiction

A surprising thing happens here, in the inner sanctum of the U.S. missile-defence program, when an unidentified object streaking across the sky sets off a series of low-octave sirens - womp, womp, womp.


Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, US Military, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO

8 hrs ago | Air Force Times

CAFB instructor pilot dies in Texas plane crash

According to a news release from Columbus Air Force Base, the pilot was Air Force Maj.


Related Topix: US Military, Columbus Air Force Base, Air Accidents

12 hrs ago | 102.3 SUNNY FM

Why the U.S. Army Is Stuck in the 19th Century

A few commentators have already raised the obvious issues: that the USAF already provides essential enablers to the Army and Navy, rather than being obsessed with bombers and independent airpower; that neither the Army nor the Navy would be well suited to take over things like space launch and operations, or airlift; and that not much money would ... (more)


Related Topix: US Army, US Military

16 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

President Obama speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park Monday, Sept.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Europe, Estonia, Travel, Europe Travel, Estonia Travel

20 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Air Force reconnaissance plane investigates area of low pressure

The National Hurricane Center reported an Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is investigating a broad area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche.


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

Mon Sep 01, 2014


U.K. Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to give U.K. police the power to seize the passports of Islamist fighters bound for Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear County, England, US Military


Obama Sends Word to Congress About New Iraq Airstrikes

President Obama carried out some official business on Labor Day, giving Congress a heads-up Monday about a new round of airstrikes in Iraq he had previously approved.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, Liberal Political News

The Winnipeg Free Press

What the US military wants for missile defence: multi-use sensors in the Arctic

Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. European Command.

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Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, North America, Canada, World News, US Military, Peterson Air Force Base, Paul Martin

WTVR Richmond

Air National Guard brothers help fallen pilot keep promise to wife

The widow of the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot killed when his plane crashed last week in the remote mountains of Virginia says her husband's 104th Fighter Wing brothers helped keep a promise he made to her before he left on the doomed flight.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Air Accidents, Virginia

Air Force Times

3 siblings follow their master sgt. dad into the Air Force

Retired Master Sgt. Kurt Carlson Jr., second from left, is shown with his three Air Force children, Kurt III, Natasha and Joshua.


Related Topix: US Military, Kirtland Air Force Base, East Carolina University, Pensacola, FL

The Times of India

IAF personnel arrested for leaking inside information to Pakistan

Police arrested an Indian Air Force personnel in Pathankot city of Punjab for leaking inside information to Pakistan.


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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Korean War vet served as translator in Air Force

For 84-year-old retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant James "Jim" Rehanek, language was his contribution to the Korean War effort.


Related Topix: US Military, Martinsburg, WV, North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea

Rebels on offensive in eastern Ukraine

A few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US Military,

Jacksonville Daily News

Marine's search reunites him with war dog

For seven months, a young Marine and his best friend slept side by side in the middle of a war zone.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Lackland Air Force Base

Daily Journal

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.


Related Topix: Alaska, US Military, Weather

Air Force Museum in Ohio restoring Titan rocket

Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio.


Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

The Virginian-Pilot

Guard pilot killed in Va. crash mourned in Mass.

The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia says members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard to mark her birthday.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Virginia, Air Accidents

Air Force Times

Air Force to begin rotating launch officers

Oliver Parsons, left, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room where they work at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. Now airmen can trade places with those on other bases.


Related Topix: US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, Minot, ND

Macon County Times

Jones promoted to major in Air Force

Brent N. Jones, a native of Lafayette, TN and 1999 graduate of Macon County High School, was promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Air Force effective September 1, 2014.


Related Topix: US Military, Langley Air Force Base, US News, US Air Force, Lafayette, TN, University of Tennessee, Samford University