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2 hrs ago | 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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5 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

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 www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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10 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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Navy Times

Body of child found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions

An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

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WCTI

'Apparent stowaway' body found in wheel well

The body of an "apparent stowaway" was found Sunday night in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 that landed at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Pentagon spokesman Adm.

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ABC News

Child's Body Found in Wheelwell of US Military Aircraft in Germany

The body of a child was found earlier today in the wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after the plane had arrived from a flight that originated in Mali, a U.S. official confirmed.

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USA Today

Child's body found in wheel-well of U.S. Air Force C-130

A child's body was found in wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft after landing at Ramstein Air Base in Germany from a flight from Mali, ABC News and CBS News report .

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Air Force Times

Gen. Hostage: Manned, unmanned mix needed in Iraq

The Pentagon is using a mix of manned and unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets to monitor the ongoing situation in Iraq, a top Air Force general said today.

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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

'Memphis Belle' B-17 movie plane to offer rides, tour

What: Public flights and ground tours of the Liberty Foundation's B-17 "Memphis Belle" bomber.

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Minot Daily News

Retired USAF Col. Earl R. Van Sickle

Col. Van Sickle was born on Dec. 16, 1924. He was the son of Guy R. Van Sickle and Hilda Alice Van Sickle and beloved stepmother Edith Carney Van Sickle, all deceased.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Missileer

'Team Patrick-Cape' launches GSSAP mission

The 45th Space Wing supported a successful United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle carrying the AFSPC 4 mission for the United States Air Force at 7:28 p.m. July 28. The payloads include two satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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EParis Extra

Big Gun & Knife Show photo gallery

The annual Big Gun & Knife Show, which is the Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center's main fundraiser, was held at the Love Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday.

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Fox News

War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko has shined a spotlight on billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted in the region since taking the position in 2012.

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Daily Kos

USAF Chief of Staff Welsh & the Crisis of Gutless Leadership

In times of grave and unprecedented national security crises, the United States Armed Forces demands strong, unyielding, and effective leadership.

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Stars and Stripes

F-15s needed in Europe to respond to Russia, Lakenheath commander says

This is not the time to talk about reducing the number of F-15 fighter jets in Europe, given the situation in Ukraine, according to the new commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, which flies the only F15s in Europe.

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In These Times

Four Degrees of Literary Separation

With the 'free market' increasingly predatory toward poor and working poor people, seeking to turn poverty itself into a profit center, Jessica Gordon Nembhard's book couldn't be more timely.

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