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2 hrs ago | Ottawa Citizen

Royal Canadian Air Force raided museum for search-and-rescue airplane parts

The Royal Canadian Air Force has quietly turned to an unusual source for spare parts to keep its venerable search-and-rescue airplanes flying: a museum. The Citizen has learned that, in July 2012, air force technicians raided an old Hercules airplane that is on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada because they needed navigational equipment for a similar aircraft still in use.


Related Topix: US Military, North America, Canada, World News

6 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, US Military, Terrorism, Francois Hollande, Iraq

8 hrs ago | WHAS11

Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail

That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies.


Related Topix: Somerset, KY, US Military

12 hrs ago | SFGate

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members. A statement Sunday from spokesman Maj.


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15 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others

British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria. Haines - the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group - had entered humanitarian work with enthusiasm, his brother Mike Haines said in a statement.


Related Topix: US Military

19 hrs ago | The Reporter

Travis Air Force Base surgeon recalls tour in Afghanistan

United States Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Williams, a cardiothoracic surgeon stationed at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base was deployed for three months in Afghanistan stationed at Bagram Airfield working at the largest American Hospital in the country, the Craig Joint Theater Hospital.


Related Topix: US Military, Travis Air Force Base, World News, Afghanistan,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

East Bay Stand Down helps veterans get back on their feet

A court appearance is a bother for many people, but for Garry Glasper, it was a new lease on life. Glasper, 64, had eight outstanding traffic infractions and two unpaid fines from a pair of old misdemeanors.


Related Topix: US Military, Life, Veteran Affairs

WTVR Richmond

ISIS militants behead British aid worker to send a message to the allies of Americaa

British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks. It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he'd be killed next.


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South Wales Guardian

Harry hopes to move Invictus Games

Prince Harry with Israel Del Toro Jrn, a US Air Force Tech Sgt who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005 and Jill Biden Prince Harry has spoken about taking his Invictus Games out of London and giving the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit. As the penultimate day of the international sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women drew to a close, Harry said the event could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being held abroad.


Related Topix: World News, Prince Harry, US Military, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Manchester, United Kingdom Travel

Washington Times

Retired Gen. Hayden warns: Airstrikes can be like 'casual sex' without commitment

Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden used a recent conference call with reporters to warn about the dangers of relying on air power to attain military objectives in the Middle East.


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KOLD-TV Tucson

Murder suspect extradited after arrest in Virginia

Bond is set at $750,000 for Nicholas John Romeo, who was charged with killing a man in 2010 during an argument outside a bar near Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Romeo was among more than a dozen people charged last month in a gang sweep focused on Tucson's east side.


Related Topix: US Military, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ


J&K Floods: Over 1,42,000 People Rescued So Far

Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued from the flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir so far, as the relief operations launched by the Armed forces entered the 12th day today. "Armed Forces and NDRF have so far rescued over 1,42,000 persons from different parts of J&K in the ongoing rescue and relief operations," a defence spokesperson said here.


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


Photo Courtesy: MGNonline / U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Amber E. N. Jacobs

Many Westfield residents are still struggling with the death of fighter pilot Morris "Moose" Fontenot whose F-15 crashed in Virginia late last month. On Wednesday, August 27th, Lt.


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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Kerry plays down hopes of imminent anti-Islamic State coalition

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday played down chances of an imminent broad coalition against Islamic State militants, illustrating the difficulty Washington faces winning commitment for a military campaign in the heart of the Middle East. Kerry met Turkish leaders to try to secure support for U.S.-led action against Islamic State, but Ankara's reluctance to play a frontline role highlighted the challenges of building a willing coalition to wage what will likely be a tough offensive.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military

USA Today

Analysis: Syrian airstrikes may help U.S. enemies

President Obama's decision to authorize air strikes in Syria draws the administration into a complicated civil war where attacks on Islamic militants could indirectly benefit the regime of Bashar Analysis: Syrian airstrikes may help U.S. enemies WASHINGTON - President Obama's decision to authorize air strikes in Syria draws the administration into a complicated civil war where attacks on Islamic militants could indirectly benefit the regime of Bashar Check out this story on Syrian President Bashar Assad receives congratulations from Muslim clerics after performing the first prayer marking Eid al-Fitr at al-Khair Mosque on July, 28, 2014.


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

Cybercast News Service

Guam military exercises to draw 18,000 US forces

American forces are converging on the strategically important U.S. territory of Guam this month for a week of sophisticated military exercises involving two aircraft carriers. Servicemen and women will practice searching for submarines, stopping suspect vessels at sea and using a new missile defense system recently set up on Guam.


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

Right Wing News

Post-9/11: Protect the Freedom To Warn

"If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), Cell Phones, Electronics, Terrorism

Marine Corps Times

Syria airstrikes need boots on the ground, Air Force officer

U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA Today. The spy planes flying missions over Iraq and Syria can develop a list of potential Islamic State targets, said the commander who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe what the war might look like.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Military, Asia, Afghanistan

Daily Herald

Fight against Islamic State underscores persistence of militant groups

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Brentwood couple files suit over son's death while serving the Peace Corps

A local couple has filed a $15 million tort claim with the Peace Corps in the wrongful death of their son, who lost his life last year after an alleged host of medical missteps by the federal agency known for promoting world peace. Brentwood residents David and Sue Castle lost their 23-year-old son, Nicholas in February of 2013 to what was then considered an unknown illness.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Dover Air Force Base, US Military