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Boy whose body found on Air Force C-130 might have gone near airplanes before, newspaper reports

A line of C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to depart Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for a training exercise.


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1 hr ago | Xenia Daily Gazette

Old man on campus3:54 pm

Wright State grad Barry Brownstein chronicles his decision to return to college and change careers at age 58 in a new book "Old Man on Campus."


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5 hrs ago | East Anglian Daily Times

Mildenhall: More than 150 homes to be built after US forces plan withdrawn

Developers are hoping to build 166 homes in west Suffolk after an existing plan for 150 houses to be used by the United States Air Force was scrapped due to a lack of demand.


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9 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Womens' RAF relay reaches region to mark anniversary triple

RAF RIDE: Retired RAF Air Vice-Marshal Phil Roser, with cyclist Karen Dunn, tour regional co-ordinator Liz King, cyclist Vicki Gatenby and DTVA manager Shaun Woods About 1,000 former and serving female members of the Royal Air Force have signed up for the 3,000-mile round-Britain trek which is stopping off at past and present RAF bases across the ... (more)


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Thu Jul 31, 2014


Military training pairs Army drones, Air Force fighter jets in Fort Stewart bombing exercise

Corey Dickstein/Savannah Morning News Army Capt. Graham Inman looks out over the Fort Stewart artillery impact area from the top deck of an observation post as his soldiers with Alpha Company, 224th Military Intelligence Battalion use Hunter drones to mark targets with lasers for Air Force pilots to take out with live 500-pound bombs.


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The News Tribune

Army "VIP culture" led to parachute accident that killed former JBLM officer

A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord officer who died in a September accident was not ready to jump with a new kind of parachute when he attempted his first airborne drill in four years, according to an Army investigation obtained by The News Tribune.


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Air Force brass defends F-35 after engine fire, speculates on sixth-gen fighter

The military's F-35 Lightning II has not had an easy road these past several years.


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Air Force: Stowaway triggers security review

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in ... (more)


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WTOC-TV Savannah


You don't see fighter jets over Fort Stewart very often, but Army, Air Force and National Guard crews teamed up on Wednesday with a high-tech eye in the sky.


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The A-10 Warthog Will Soon Be Chasing Tornados And Attacking Storms

Soon, there will be more to the A-10's original "Thunderbolt" moniker than just a name.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Free Republic

Stowaway in Air Force C-130 at Ramstein likely suffocated

A teenage boy found dead inside a hidden compartment of an Air Force plane after its return to Ramstein Air Base in Germany from a mission across northern Africa likely suffocated because of a lack of oxygen at high altitude, according to an autopsy performed Wednesday.


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Fayette Advertiser

Colonel Lee Myers, USAF Ret.

Lee Myers, age 77, of rural Fayette, passed away at his home on July 21, 2014, while working in his yard of which he took great pride.


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Bangkok Post

Visa issue delays evacuation of Thais

The evacuation of 1,500 Thais from Libya is expected to be delayed due to difficulties in getting them the required exit visa from the Libyan government to enter Tunisia due to the Eid al-Fitr holiday.


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Air Force Times

Air Force unveils 30-year strategy document

The Air Force is calling for closer ties to industry, better relations with Congress, and increased flexibility for both airmen and acquisitions - all part of a 30-year strategy document unveiled Wednesday.


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Herbert Duane Lydick

<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Herbert Duane Lydick, age 83, of Richmond, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Reid Hospital. Born July 9, 1931, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Aubrey Eugene Joy and Celia Brett Neal Lydick, he had lived in Richmond since 1954. Herb served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force from December 30, 1948, to September 29, 1952. He worked for Commercial Motor Freight of Indiana for over 30 years. Herb retired from Convenience Store Distributing Company (CSDC) as Transportation Supervisor in 1996, after 14 years of service. He was also a volunteer tax preparer. Herb was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was an active member of his Sunday school class and American Legion Post # 64. He was a former member of the GUTS Investment Club, Richmond Evening Optimist, and Bible Study Fellowship. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. Herb was a man of faith, setting an example through his integrity, willingness to help others, and love of his family. Survivors include his daughter, Lynda Lou Lydick of Indianapolis, Indiana; sons, Dennis Gene (Leslie) Lydick of Virginia and David Scott (Beth) Lydick of Richmond; grandchildren, Carl (Sara) Lydick of Virginia, Christopher (Sarah) Lydick of Virginia, Robert (fiance, Sarah Gahagan) Lydick of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Lydick of Richmond, and Andrew Lydick of Richmond; sister, Barbara Jane Jackson of Richmond; brother, Ralph Neal Lydick of Virginia; special family friend, Benita Meyer of Virginia; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lydick of Australia; nieces; nephews; aunt, Martha Monoskey of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; cousins, including Barb Havens of Texas; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Ann Beroth Lydick who died February 19, 2011; parents; and brothers, Claire Eugene Lydick and John Allan "Jackie" Lydick. Visitation for Herbert Duane Lydick will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James Spon officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, 1601 South A Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Richmond Senior Community Center, 1600 South 2nd Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at


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The Nation

Air Force prepares C-130 aircraft to support evacuation of Thais

The Air Force is preparing to dispatch two C-130 transport aircraft to assist moving Thai nationals from violence-plagued Libya.


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The Macon Telegraph

Change of command set for Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex

The base announced Tuesday that will be the date Brig. Gen. Walter Lindsley will assume command from Brig.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

DefenceTalk News

US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

Recently, POGO reported on the failed attempt to provide C-27A Spartan aircraft to the Afghans in order to fulfill their medium airlift requirements.


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The Virginian-Pilot

Pentagon: F-22 whistleblower inquiry to wrap up in August

More than two years after a Hampton-based F-22 pilot's career stalled when he and a colleague spoke out about life-threatening problems with the Air Force's newest fighter jet, Pentagon investigators say they'll complete their investigation of his treatment in August.


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CBS Local

Miami-Dade & Air Force Partner To Reduce Mosquito Infestation

Miami-Dade County has partnered with the Air Force Reserve to help reduce the infestation of mosquitoes in the area through aerial spraying.


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