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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Syria, US Military, US Politics, US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

DefenceTalk News

US Air Force Deploys F-15s to Bulgaria

More than 180 Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and 12 F-15C Eagles flew to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in a bilateral training event, Thracian Eagle 2014, Aug. 18-Sep. 1. Pilots from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, maintainers and a mixture of other professions, including Airmen from Ramstein Air ... (more)


Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base


Cattle drive goes through Altus Air Force Base

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla._The Altus Air Force Base kicked off their annual rodeo with a cattle drive through Altus Air Force Base.


Related Topix: US Military, Altus Air Force Base, Altus, OK

Times Herald

Hagel says U.S. will not relent in pursuit of militants

The United States "will not relent our efforts to bring our citizens home and their captors to justice," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday about the failed mission aimed at rescuing American hostages kept by the militant Islamic State group last month.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

New school year, new home: Military families look to adjust

Linh Narum knows what it means to be a part of a military family. Her father served in the Air Force for 27 years and she and her husband, Air Force Col.


Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Family, Teenagers, Kids, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Alamogordo Daily News

49th AMXS keeps the future of the Air Force in the skies

Airman First Class Aaron Montoya MQ-9 Reaper crew chiefs from the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform a routine inspection on an MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base on 12. The 49th AMXS thoroughly inspects each part of the aircraft before takeoff and after landing, looking for any discrepancies that could interfere with ... (more)


Related Topix: Holloman Air Force Base, US Military


As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Navy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alamogordo Daily News

Holloman Gears Up for Oktoberfest

Officials with the German Air Force and the 49th Wing are preparing for the 18th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: US Military, Germany Travel, Europe Travel

Deputy SecDef highlights Guam in U.S. military buildup plan

Robert Work, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense, greets service members on Aug. 20 after speaking at Naval Base Guam.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US Governors, Eddie Calvo, Andersen Air Force Base

Navy Times

Website seeks to connect Korea vets with original wartime photos

More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. A New York state-based project seeks to connect Korean Warw photos with the soldiers featured in them or their families.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Department of Defense, US News, US Military, Penfield, NY, Life, Veteran Affairs, Rochester, NY

Navy kicks out 34 for cheating at nuclear training site

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Charleston, SC, Malmstrom Air Force Base

Daily Journal

Fla. Panhandle military beach is little-known gem

Alabama tourist Lance Du Bose has long enjoyed taking his family to a little-known spit of beach underneath a highway bridge on the Florida Panhandle, where there's sand, shade and shallow water and fewer visitors than the beaches in nearby Destin.


Related Topix: Destin, FL, US Military, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, FL

Air Force Times

After months on back burner, sequester fears return

For the past three years, US military officials have frequently voiced opposition to defense budget caps that went into effect in 2013.


Related Topix: US Military, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

Lexington Herald-Leader

Retired general to discuss clean energy in Raleigh

Gen. Ron Keys will participate in several events Wednesday with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and business owners, economic developers, university researchers, community leaders and elected officials.


Related Topix: US Military, North Carolina

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Prison, Death Penalty


Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on U.S. action in Iraq.


Related Topix: Prison, Journalism, Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military

Navy Times

U.S. military stops identifying planes involved in Iraq airstrikes

The U.S. military, at the request of host nations in the region, is no longer identifying the specific land-based aircraft carrying out airstrikes in Iraq, a defense official told Military Times on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, Kadena Air Base

Bellingham Herald

2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy

It wasn't immediately known whether the two pilots and two navigators managed to eject from the Tornado jets.


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The News-Gazette

Former teacher to be honored for humanitarian work

But he hasn't let that stop him from teaching poor farmers in Africa how to grow food and from helping bring clean water to people who would otherwise be making an all-day journey for it on foot.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL, Rantoul, IL, US Military, Chanute Air Force Base

Silicon Alley Insider

How The Air Force Wants To Transform Itself Over The Next Three Decades

Some version of the word appears 37 times throughout the Air Force's 30-year outlook.


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