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3 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Air Force leaders tout states' support for A-10 cuts

If you're on the hunt for employment but you've been going about it mainly by sitting in your house... The Air Force says it would save $3.7 billion by eliminating the 353-aircraft A-10 fleet.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Gowen Field, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Whiteman Air Force Base

7 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Air Force Assigns KC-46A Tanker Training To Altus Air Force Base

The U.S. Air Force has selected Altus Air Force Base as the training unit for its new KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker.


Related Topix: US Military, Altus Air Force Base, McConnell Air Force Base, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 767

11 hrs ago | Trend

Israeli air force strikes terror cell in Gaza

The Israel Air Force has struck a terror cell in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon that was poised to fire rockets into southern Israel, Xinhua reported according to local media.


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

16 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Bomb Kills 4 In Pakistan; Airstrikes Hit Militants

A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out airstrikes against insurgents in a northwestern tribal region, killing 16 militants.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, US Military, Afghanistan,

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Air Force staffer admits having pipe bombs in Ill.

An Air Force staffer stationed in Illinois has admitted he possessed pipe bombs that officials say he planned to unleash on local sex offenders.


Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, East St. Louis, IL

Bolivia threatens to fire protesting soldiers

Despite a government threat to fire them, some 500 soldiers marched in Bolivia's capital Wednesday for a second consecutive day to demand greater upward mobility within the armed forces.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, US Military

Air Force Times

Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

This Oct. 12, 2008, file photo shows a U.S. U2 reconnaissance plane taking off at the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, US Military, North Korea, Asia, Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Angus King


Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill, Air Force says

Air Force investigators on Wednesday said a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill.


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

ABC News

Dutch Scramble Jets After Russian Bombers Approach

The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.


Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News, US Military


Air Force confirms McConnell as home for new tankers

The Air Force has made a final decision to base the new KC-46A refueling tanker at McConnell Air Force Base.


Related Topix: US Military, McConnell Air Force Base, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Wichita, KS

Stars and Stripes

Airman guilty of some charges in Lackland sex case

This prize-winning photo of a couple in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was taken in 2012 by Nathan G. Wilson-Crow, an Air Force photographer charged with rape and sexual assault.


Related Topix: Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks, US Military


Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US...

President Barack Obama met with survivors of a deadly landlside near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a "rebalancing" eastward of US foreign policy.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Democrat, Oso, WA, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Maryland Air Force officer pleads guilty to 6 counts of child pornography

A United States Air Force officer pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday , April 21, to six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to "produce child pornography."


Related Topix: US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, Lusby, MD

500 Bolivian soldiers on strike over dead end jobs

About 500 Bolivian soldiers have gone on strike to demand they be given the option of rising to the rank of officer and to protest the dismissal of four of their leaders.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, US Military

Air Force Times

91-year-old World War II veteran gets honor

If you're on the hunt for employment but you've been going about it mainly by sitting in your house... ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Rochester Hills, MI, US Military


Wyoming Air National Guard: PT

If you're new to the military, you must be 17 to 39 years old, a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, a high school senior or have a high school diploma or GED, pass the ASVAB test, a medical screening, and background check.


Related Topix: US Military

Found: Army veteran's dog, lost after car accident, has been found

On April 17, 2014, in Tampa, Florida, U.S. Army veteran Luke Macner was driving home with his new dog, Nina .


Related Topix: US Military, Tampa, FL, US Army

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

The State Department said photographs show that some of the forces in eastern Ukraine are Russian special forces Biden planned to meet Tuesday with government leaders who took over after pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February following months of protests.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Oleksandr Turchynov, Washington, US Military

The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military

Norwalk Citizen News

Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force officials said Monday.


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