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The Czech Defense Ministry says it has signed a deal with Iraq to provide training to 31 helicopter pilots from the Iraqi air force. The ministry says the training in the Czech city of Pardubice will take 12 months and is scheduled to start early next year.
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President Obama, right, greets military personnel as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base for meetings at Central Command, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Fla.
16, 2014. . Mexican and foreign tourists arrive at an Air Force hangar in Mexico City after being airlifted out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos by the Mexican armed forces, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept.
16, 2014, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. . A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying the CLIO Spacecraft lifts off from Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, Sept.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails. A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.
The Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday evening taking with it a communication satellite. It lifted off at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday through a dark and cloudy sky after several weather-related delays.
The defence minister's office says the Royal Canadian Air Force failed to exercise its "option" of removing useful parts from a plane before it went to a museum - though technicians later had to go in and strip it of parts for other planes still in use. The Citizen reported Monday that RCAF members raided an old Hercules airplane on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ont.
September 16, 2014 - According to the United States Air Force Personnel Center, there are approximately 325,000 people on active duty and 260,000 enlisted men and women in the U.S. Air Force. Jason Sexton served in the Air Force as a Senior Airman and was one of those servicemen who struggled to cope with day-to-day life after returning from a tour in Iraq.
A Taiwan Air Force US-made F-16 fighter jet takes off from a highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Chiayi County. Photo: Reuters Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed highway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a PLA attack that wiped out the island's air force bases.
Gary Leon Scaggs made his initial court appearance at the Superior Court of Guam on Sept. 9, in the 1987 strangulation death of his then-wife, Tracey Scaggs.
Students and teacher at the North Carolina School for the Deaf are pushing for the right of the hearing-impaired to serve in the military. The News-Herald of Morganton reported that students and teachers from the school went to Washington, D.C., late last week to push for legislation that would allow a test group to enlist in the Air Force.
In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. But a key difference between the two sectors is family programs, said Beatty, husband of Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.
Five victims of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were among the names released Monday by Delaware officials of people whose cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home. Thirty-eight sets of remains, 31 of which were clearly labeled, were discovered last month inside a shuttered building near downtown Dover that formerly housed the Minus Funeral Home.
Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.
Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
KEYW Holding Corp., which recently opened a Dayton-area office, will get as much as $38 million in sensors work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The local office of a national defense firm has won a $38 million contract to help Air Force Research Laboratory.
After learning he was infected with the deadly, contagious Ebola virus, Dr. Rick Sacra faced a 2,200 mile journey to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. It was a harrowing trip, on a special private jet flown by Georgia-based company Phoenix Air.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:56 am
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