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58 min ago | Air Force Times

CAFB instructor pilot dies in Texas plane crash

According to a news release from Columbus Air Force Base, the pilot was Air Force Maj.


Related Topix: Columbus Air Force Base, US Air Force, Air Accidents

5 hrs ago | 105.7 The Bull

Why the U.S. Army Is Stuck in the 19th Century

A few commentators have already raised the obvious issues: that the USAF already provides essential enablers to the Army and Navy, rather than being obsessed with bombers and independent airpower; that neither the Army nor the Navy would be well suited to take over things like space launch and operations, or airlift; and that not much money would ... (more)


Related Topix: US Army, US Air Force

8 hrs ago | WGBH

U.K. Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to give U.K. police the power to seize the passports of Islamist fighters bound for Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear County, England, US Air Force

12 hrs ago | Truthdig

Obama Sends Word to Congress About New Iraq Airstrikes

President Obama carried out some official business on Labor Day, giving Congress a heads-up Monday about a new round of airstrikes in Iraq he had previously approved.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Air Force, Liberal Political News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

What the US military wants for missile defence: multi-use sensors in the Arctic

Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. European Command.

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Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, North America, Canada, World News, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Paul Martin


US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.


Related Topix: US Marine Corps, Norfolk, VA


Military survivor organization wants boots

A group working on behalf of the families of soldiers is seeking military boots in any condition to represent fallen soldiers.


Related Topix: US Army, Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, KY

British military chiefs accuse underspending NATO members of getting 'free ride' ahead of summit

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Politics, Barack Obama, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, US Navy

WINK-TV Fort Myers

One person dead after plane crashes near St. Petersburg

Divers have recovered a body after the apparent crash of a single-seater plane Sunday afternoon less near St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, US Coast Guard, US News, Pinellas County, FL

WTOP-FM Washington

Guard pilot killed in Val. crash mourned in Mass.

The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia says members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard to mark her birthday.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US News, US Air Force, Air Accidents

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WKYC-TV Cleveland

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Air Force Museum in Ohio restoring Titan rocket A Titan 4B is being prepared for restoration efforts near Dayton.


Related Topix: Dayton, OH, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force

Rebels on offensive in eastern Ukraine

A few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US Air Force,

KXAN-TV Austin

Fort Bliss amps up security over holiday weekend

Spokesman Ltc. Lee Peters says the U.S. Army post has closed some entry gates to non-Defense Department personnel, and increased random vehicle searches through Tuesday.


Related Topix: Fort Bliss, TX, US Army, Fort Bliss


Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy, US Navy


US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

This March 26, 1947, file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the communist party of the United States a "Fifth Column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington.


Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US Air Force, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

CBS Local

When Military And Matrimony Don't Mix

"It's ironic because these are trained fighters and they can find themselves in a battle they are not prepared for," said attorney Cynthia Hawkins Clark.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Annapolis, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force, Naval Academy, MD

Detroit News

Blue Angels set to fly at Selfridge air show

Selfridge Air National Guard Base - An open house and air show featuring the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels will be held next weekend at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.


Related Topix: Selfridge Air National Guard Base, US Air Force, US Navy, Macomb County, MI

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

One dead, two injured after fall off seaside cliff in Daly City

One person was killed and two others seriously injured when all three fell off an seaside cliff in Daly City early Saturday morning.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Daly City, CA, US Coast Guard, US News

WTVG-TV Toledo

Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US News, Manassas, VA

The Lebanon Daily News

Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants.


Related Topix: US Air Force, Concord, NH