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2 hrs ago | Autoblog

USAF grounds over half of two-seat F-16 fleet

The United States Air Force has taken the dramatic step of grounding over half of an entire variant of one of its most well-known planes the F-16 Fighting Falcon .

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7 hrs ago | KSTP

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.

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

8 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Aircraft facility named after late U.S. Sen. Inouye

The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye led his men through an intense attack and endured the loss of his right arm, but fought on.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Daniel Inouye, Democrat, US National Guard, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Aug 20, 2014

LiveScience

Drone Pilots Suffer PTSD Just Like Those in Combat

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calififornia, on Jan. 7, 2012.

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

MilitaryCity.com

Pentagon tells international partners to inspect F-16B fleet for cracks

As the Pentagon works to analyze and repair widespread cracks in its F-16D fleet, it is recommending that partner nations closely inspect their F-16B and D models.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, US News, Kelly Field Annex, US National Guard

Los Angeles Times

Air Force grounds 82 F-16 fighter jets after cracks found near cockpit

An F-16D Fighting Falcon flies over Guam in 2011 during an exercise. The Air Force has temporarily grounded 82 of its aging F-16 fighter jets after structural cracks were found near the cockpits.

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WRDW-TV Augusta

Loud plane noises heard Wednesday afternoon, evening

The training is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Gordon said. The aircraft involved are Air Force Reserve C-130 cargo planes from Marietta.

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The Trussville Tribune

Sheriff's office asks for help for sergeant battling leukemia

Having served 20 years in the United States Air Force and nearly 20 years as a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, he has made service his life's work.

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Juan Cole

The American Cult of Bombing

When you do something again and again, placing great faith in it, investing enormous amounts of money in it, only to see indifferent or even negative results, you wouldn't be entirely surprised if a neutral observer questioned your sanity or asked you if you were part of some cult.

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Related Topix: W., George Bush, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Liberal Political News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Straits Times

RSAF sends 300 personnel and 16 aircraft to air combat exercise in Australia

The Republic of Singapore Air Force has deployed 300 personnel and 16 aircraft to a large-scale multilateral air combat exercise in Darwin, Australia.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Singapore, World News, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Australia, Civil Aircraft, Gulfstream 550, Aircraft, Gulfstream Aircraft

Stars and Stripes

Air Force grounds 2-seater F-16 fighters after cracks found

An 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, in this May 2010 file photo.

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U.S. Naval Institute

U.S. Air Force Grounds 82 Two-Seat F-16Ds

The U.S. Air Force recently grounded 82 two-seat Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcons due to canopy sill longeron cracks that have developed between the front and rear pilot seats, according to a Tuesday statement released by the service.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

The Post-Standard

174th Attack Wing commander promises: No U.S. surveillance with our drones, no flying with live ordnance in CNY

Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing, made the following promises Tuesday to the Central New Yorkers who live under the airspace now frequented by MQ-9 reaper drones on training missions.

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UnionLeader.com

Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling...

Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing, which has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the top Air National Guard base to receive the new KC-46A tanker.

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Air Force Times

12 Lakenheath F-15s participate in NATO joint exercise

Twelve F-15 fighter jets and 180 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force, Lakenheath, are participating in a joint exercise with the Bulgarian military, Pentagon spokesman Army Col.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, US News, US Army, Graf Ignatievo Air Base

War on Terrorism

US, Poland train for humanitarian missions to Iraq

Jarad A. Denton USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs 8/18/2014 - POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland -- Partnering with U.S. Air Force Airmen deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, loadmasters from both nations began training together, Aug. 11, to sharpen the skills necessary for Polish airmen to conduct humanitarian missions to Iraq.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Tom Walters to the Seminole County School Board

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Retired Colonel Tom Walters as a School Board Member of Seminole County.

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NWCN.com

What role or roles does National Guard play in America?

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - As Missouri's governor calls out his state's National Guard to help deal with the unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, just what is the role of the National Guard in America.

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Reuters

How much it costs the U.S. to blow up captured U.S. military hardware in Iraq

In the United States, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles , AR-15s and camouflage body armor all made an appearance on the streets of a suburb in the heartland, helping to give a tense situation the push needed to turn into a week of riots.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ferguson, MO, US Military, US News, US Air Force

YourErie

DoD Continues Aid to Combat Western Wildfires

Two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

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