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President Obama condemns North Korea's fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea's fifth nuclear test drew an immediate response from the White House on Friday.
17 points by UPI | President of the United States United States Air Force United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton United Press International Democratic Party International News Service
Raytheon receives $49 million U.S. Air Force Small Diameter Bomb contract
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $49 million U.S. Air Force contract to exercise an option on Small Diameter Bomb production.
6 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Raytheon Missile Systems United States Air Force F-22 Raptor
US to fly 'radiation sniffer' jet off Korean Peninsula
The US Air Force is expected to start flying its "radiation sniffer" jet off the Korean Peninsula in the coming hours to take air samples to see if it can determine a nuclear event occurred in North Korea on Friday morning.
592 points by CNN | United States Air Force Korea Korean War Korean Peninsula World War II South Korea Korean language North Korea
Sam Iacobellis, Rockwell exec who led ambitious Cold War-era rollout of B-1 bombers, dies at 87
When President Reagan ordered 100 B-1 bombers built as fast as possible in the early 1980s to challenge the Soviet Union, he handed one of the toughest manufacturing assignments of the Cold War to a little-known engineer, Sam Iacobellis. Iacobellis, a gregarious, charming and energetic manager,...
474 points by Los Angeles Times | B-1 Lancer United States Air Force Soviet Union Cold War Richard Nixon Northrop Grumman Space Shuttle B-2 Spirit
‘Enemy kills’: 3 former US Air force drone operators back Yemeni victims' lawsuit
Three former military veterans who were once involved in the US drone program are supporting a Yemeni man’s lawsuit demanding answers about why his family members were killed in a 2012 strike. Read Full Article at RT.com
312 points by Russia Today | United States Air Force Appeal KILL United States Gulf War Laws of war Special Activities Division Cosmo Kramer
Some families of fallen soldiers shorted on benefits
John M. Donnelly, Roll Call Every year, dozens of families who lose a breadwinner killed in the line of military duty receive hundreds of dollars less in their monthly checks than others.
13 points by UPI | United States Department of Defense United States Air Force United States Army Money Death Arlington National Cemetery John McCain Military budget of the United States
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 8, 2016. Laos, Japan, Alaska
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016   In the morning, the President will attend a U.S.-ASEAN meeting. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting. Afterward, the […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Narendra Modi United States Air Force Vientiane President of the United States Convention President Prime minister Air Force One
Lockheed gets $39M Jordanian F-16 contract modification
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has received a $39 million contract modification in connection to two Jordanian F-16 training centers.
12 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst F-16 Fighting Falcon Lockheed Martin United States Air Force Military
Lockheed gets $132 million KC-130J contract modification
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has received a $132 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for a foreign military sales deal with France for KC-130J aircraft.
7 points by UPI | United Press International United States Marine Corps International News Service C-130 Hercules News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Lockheed Martin United States Air Force
Feds sue supplements retailer over firing of employee
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The Justice Department has sued a Rapid City-based retailer of dietary supplements alleging that the company violated the employment rights of a former member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Rapid City alleges that BioFusion Health Products Inc. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Rapid City South Dakota Black Hills Termination of employment 131st Bomb Wing United States Air Force Pleading Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
US fighter jets intercept unresponsive aircraft over Trump’s Florida resort
Two US F-15 jets have been scrambled to intercept an unresponsive plane that violated restricted airspace over President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. A sonic boom prompted a scare among locals who dialed 911 in panic, the air defense command said. Read Full Article at RT.com
1424 points by Russia Today | United States Air Force Palm Beach Florida Donald Trump North American Aerospace Defense Command Florida Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Air Force One
Coast Guard ends search for missing plane in Florida
Ed AdamczykFeb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it suspended its search for a family missing after their small plane was lost over the Gulf of Mexico near Florida.
1 points by UPI | United States Coast Guard Levy County Florida United States Air Force United Press International Florida Canadian Coast Guard Rescue United States
Janine Davidson, Metro State’s pick for new president, pledges to keep school accessible for vets, undocumented immigrants
Janine Davidson, the new president of Metropolitan State University of Denver, vows to build on the school's reputation for providing an affordable education for military veterans, students living in the country illegally and others without deep pockets.
84 points by The Denver Post | University George Mason University Metropolitan State University United States Air Force United States Marine Corps Colorado Academic degree Academia
Air Force general lashes back at sex charges, brands accuser a liar
Air Force general stripped of two ranks and docked $60,000 for coerced sex calls accuser a liar         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Rape United States Air Force Sexual assault Military ranks Human sexuality Sex
Trump says he hasn’t heard of reports on Flynn talks with Russian diplomat
During a brief question-and-answer session on board Air Force One on Feb. 10, President Trump told reporters he had not “heard reports” on then-national security adviser Michael Flynn’s discussion of sanctions with a Russian diplomat.
77 points by The Washington Post | Air Force One Michael Flynn United States Secret Service Mike Flynn United States Air Force President of the United States
5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 14
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. HARASSED FEMALE WORKERS AT FEDERAL PRISON REACH SETTLEMENT An administrative judge on Friday signed off on the settlement involving workers at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, located northwest of Orlando. The female workers had ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Assault United States Coast Guard Tampa Florida United States Air Force Police Ybor City Tampa Florida Murder Prison
No limits: Lt. Gen. Stayce Harris broke Air Force's barriers with resolve
The highest-ranking African-American woman in the U.S. Air Force decided that prejudice wouldn't limit her.       
1311 points by USA Today | United States Air Force Pilot certification in the United States Aviation licenses and certifications Flight training World War II C-130 Hercules North Carolina Tuskegee Airmen
Army to spend $300 million on bonuses and ads to get 6,000 more recruits
The program marks the Army's largest in-year increase in recruiting targets         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Barack Obama Military Soldier Army United States Air Force Military occupations
Two-thirds of US Navy strike fighter can’t fly – report
Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy’s F/A 18 strike fighters cannot fly, “most because there isn’t enough money to fix them,” Defense News reported, adding the fleet has been grounded because jets undergoing planned maintenance are awaiting spare parts. Read Full Article at RT.com
3267 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense Chief of Naval Operations United States Navy United States Air Force Navy Research fellow Military Armed forces
Sex clubs, booze and young female troops cost Army general a star
One of the Army’s most promising generals will be demoted to one-star and retired following a scandal that involved sex clubs in Seoul and R...       
10849 points by USA Today | Military ranks General officer United States Air Force General Human sexuality Woman Military rank Generals
Army docks general one star after sex scandal
One of the Army’s most promising generals will be demoted to one-star and retired following a scandal that involved sex clubs in Seoul and R...       
10849 points by USA Today | Military ranks General officer United States Air Force General Human sexuality Woman Generals Brigadier
Strategy to 'destroy' North Korea missiles to be applied during exercises
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 7 (UPI) -- A bilateral U.S.-South Korea strategy to detect, defend, disrupt and destroy North Korea missiles is to be applied to joint military exercises.
65 points by UPI | United States Air Force South Korea B-52 Stratofortress News agency Stealth aircraft Korean language Korean War George W. Bush
U.S. Air Force tests first C-130 with Block 8.1 upgrades
Ryan MaassFeb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force pilots recently completed a training flight with the first C-130J Super Hercules equipped with Block 8.1 upgrades.
96 points by UPI | Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules United States Marine Corps United Press International Lockheed Martin United States Air Force Fighter aircraft Lockheed WC-130
Military leaders say budget caps are crippling armed forces
WASHINGTON — Pleading for a repeal of a law that strictly limits defense spending, a panel of four-star military officers warned lawmakers Tuesday that the fiscal constraints are crippling the military's ability to respond to threats around the world.Appearing before the House Armed Services Committee, the officers delivered a message that appears to grow grimmer each time it's delivered. It echoed President Donald Trump who promised to reinvest in a "depleted" military although annual defense spending is more than $600 billion.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Military budget of the United States Military United States Air Force Military budget Swords to ploughshares
Stavatti enters T-X competition with Javelin
Ryan MaassFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Aerospace manufacturer Stavatti entered a modified version of its Javelin plane into the U.S. Air Force's T-X trainer competition.
-2 points by UPI | United States Air Force T-38 Talon Jet trainer Air Education and Training Command Northrop Corporation Northrop F-5 Turkish Air Force
Saudi Arabia to get more radars for F-15 fleet
Ryan MaassFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Boeing received an $18 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide AN/APG-63(V) radars for Saudi Arabia's F-15 aircraft.
14 points by UPI | United States Gulf War United States Air Force Saudi Arabia F-15 Eagle United Press International United Arab Emirates World War II
Trump blames 'dishonest press’ of avoiding terror attack coverage
Trump bragged about his strong election numbers from the military while accusing the media of refusing to report on terror attacks.
456 points by Daily News | Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States NATO United States Democratic Party Mass media Iraq War United States Air Force
Trump brags of vote from military at speech to Central Command
Trump bragged about his strong election numbers from the military while accusing the media of refusing to report on terror attacks.
456 points by Daily News | United States Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States NATO Military Al-Qaeda MacDill Air Force Base United States Air Force
Offshore work begins on relocating US base on Okinawa
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government has started offshore construction work on relocating a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa. Monday's step marks the beginning of the main construction to move Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, a less populated area on the island. It comes just days after U.S. Defense ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Department of Defense United States Marine Corps Japan Joint Chiefs of Staff Construction Construction site safety Royal Marines United States Air Force
Thousands of US airstrikes unaccounted for in Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan – report
US Central Command has been misleading the public in its assessment of the overall progress in the war on terror by failing to account for thousands of airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iran, and Syria, a Military Times investigation reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com
844 points by Russia Today | Iraq War Al-Qaeda United States Department of Defense George W. Bush September 11 attacks United States Air Force The Pentagon Arlington County Virginia
Thunderbirds to showcase precision during national anthem at Super Bowl LI
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will showcase their renowned precision Sunday for Super Bowl LI when they fly over NRG Stadium at a very specific point of the national anthem: as Luke Bryan holds the "A" in "home of the brave."
437 points by The Houston Chronicle | The Star-Spangled Banner Super Bowl United States Air Force Royal Air Force Super Bowl I Distance Thunderbird Stanza
Trailblazing Lt. Col. John Mosley to be honored at CSU
Lt. Col. John Mosley- Monday will become the eighth recipient of CSU's Founders Day Medallion.
152 points by The Denver Post | World War II Cold War Colorado Vietnam War United States South Vietnam United States Army Air Forces United States Air Force
Secretary of Army nominee withdraws
President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of the Army, Vincent Viola, is withdrawing, citing trouble disengaging with his business ties.
12256 points by CNN | United States Department of Defense United States Army Iraq War President of the United States United States Secretary of the Army United States Army Reserve United States Air Force United States armed forces
‘Personal involvement’: Lockheed credits Trump with lower F-35 price tag
Ninety new F-35 fighter jets will be delivered to the US government and its allies at a saving of $728 million. While the price drop may not have been entirely unexpected, manufacturer Lockheed Martin attributed it to President Donald Trump personally. Read Full Article at RT.com
184 points by Russia Today | F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin United States Marine Corps F-22 Raptor F-16 Fighting Falcon White House Press Secretary United States Air Force Fighter aircraft
Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews for Mar-a-Lago departure
President Trump arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland aboard Marine One, in preparation for his departure to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Air Force One, on Feb. 3.
-2 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States United States Marine Corps Air Force One United States United States Air Force Marine One American Civil War Michigan
Air Force commits to five year plan to clear contaminated Widefield aquifer
An Air Force official revealed to the county commissioners on Thursday that the service has a five-year plan to mitigate water contamination that recently had southern El Paso County residents searching for clean water sources after wells in Security, Widefield and Fountain were tainted by perfluorinated compounds from toxic firefighting foam.
11 points by The Denver Post | Water El Paso County Colorado Peterson Air Force Base United States Air Force United States Environmental Protection Agency Groundwater Drinking water Water treatment
Obituary: Joan S. Ketterer / Expert on Hallmark ornaments
Joan S. Ketterer of Ross was a freelance writer of articles, short stories and something else that decades ago helped her husband pay for seminary school — text for Hallmark greeting cards.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | High school Allegheny County Pennsylvania United States Air Force United States Department of Defense Family The Pentagon Christmas ornament Twitter
Nevada's only military bagpiper passes pipes to his daughter
RENO, Nev. (AP) - During Operation Desert Storm, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Connell practiced his bagpipes outside every day. He practiced at a Kuwaiti military base, while wearing his kilt, sporran, dress shoes and other traditional Highland dress. He remembers one particular day when a large group of U.S. Marines ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Bagpipes Military Soldier Pied Piper of Hamelin Air National Guard National Guard of the United States United States Air Force Military base
New Mexico delegation members: F-16s to move to Holloman AFB
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say the U.S. Air Force has made an interim decision to move two F-16 training squadrons to Holloman Air Force Base from Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The Air Force plans to move F-16s from the Utah base to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico United States Air Force Alamogordo New Mexico Tom Udall Holloman Air Force Base Otero County New Mexico F-16 Fighting Falcon F-15 Eagle
US intelligence director submits resignation
The director of national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency United States Intelligence Community Intelligence National Security Agency United States Air Force Military intelligence Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his resignation
The director of national intelligence says he's formally submitted his resignation. James Clapper has long said he planned to retire at the end of the Obama administration, and he told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening....
10 points by Chicago Tribune | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency United States Intelligence Community Intelligence National Security Agency United States Air Force Military intelligence Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Location of former missile silo now has interpretive site
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management has a new interpretive site in the Arizona desert where the U.S. Air Force formerly had an underground launch silo for a nuclear-tipped intercontinental missile during much of the Cold War. An interpretive site being dedicated Thursday by the BLM and ...
1 points by The Washington Times | LGM-25C Titan II Nuclear weapon Arizona Titan United States Cold War Pima County Arizona United States Air Force
Air Force identifies pilot who died in California U-2 crash
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot who died after ejecting from a U2 spy plane that crashed in northern California was identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | RQ-4 Global Hawk Lockheed U-2 Surveillance aircraft Aircraft Beale Air Force Base United States Air Force SR-71 Blackbird Sutter Buttes
Russian military contacted US twice to stop airstrikes against Syrian govt troops
The Russian military tried to contact its US counterparts twice to warn them they were launching airstrikes against Syrian government forces before they were eventually halted, a senior US spokesman has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
7001 points by Russia Today | Syria Russia United States Air Force Iraq War Fighter aircraft Air Operations Center Terrorism Deir ez-Zor
US bombers fly over South Korea for second time since North's nuclear test
Two US supersonic bombers flew over South Korea on Wednesday, with one of them landing at an air base 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, the second such flight since North Korea's Sept. 9 nuclear test.
3 points by | Ballistic missile North Korea B-1 Lancer B-52 Stratofortress South Korea World War II United States Air Force Intercontinental ballistic missile
Predator drones surpass 4 million flight hours
Richard TomkinsWASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Predator family of remotely piloted aircraft -- MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle -- has achieved a milestone: 4 million fight hours.
148 points by UPI | MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned aerial vehicle General Atomics MQ-1 Predator United States Air Force MQ-1C Warrior Royal Air Force General Atomics Avenger
Military aircraft flyovers planned over DC base
WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials are letting the public know that they may see low-flying aircraft over a military installation in southeast Washington over the next two days. Officials from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling said in a statement that aircraft will be performing flyovers in the area of the base on Wednesday ...
84 points by The Washington Times | Performance United States Air Force Rehearsal Fighter aircraft The Washington Times Time
1 pilot killed, 1 hurt after ejecting from plane before it crashed in California
One American pilot was killed and another injured when they ejected from a U-2 spy plane shortly before it crashed in Northern California on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Air Force said.
9 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Lockheed U-2 Surveillance aircraft Unmanned aerial vehicle Aircraft Beale Air Force Base T-38 Talon
1 Air Force pilot dead, 1 hurt after ejecting in California
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — One American pilot was killed and another injured when they ejected from a U-2 spy plane shortly before it crashed in Northern California on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Air Force said.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Lockheed U-2 RQ-4 Global Hawk Aircraft Surveillance aircraft United States Air Force Aviator Sutter Buttes Sacramento California
U-2 plane crashes in California
A U-2 military plane known as the Dragon Lady crashed Tuesday in Northern California, the US Air Force said.
2957 points by CNN | Cold War World War II United States Cuban Missile Crisis United States Air Force Soviet Union Lockheed U-2 Russia