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2 hrs ago | Autoblog

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.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Autos

6 hrs ago | The Olympian

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

The 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.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, US News, US Air Force, Fort Bragg, NC, World News, Afghanistan,

9 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

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


Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US News, US Air Force, World News, Mali

13 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Plane at VPS evacuated after pilot smells burned insulation

A flight leaving Northwest Florida Regional Airport on Thursday morning had to be stopped on the runway after the pilot smelled burned insulation in the cockpit.


Related Topix: Florida, Transportation, DallasFort Worth International Airport, US Military, Eglin Air Force Base

18 hrs ago |

Del City man accused of assaulting a service member at Tinker Air Force Base

You now have an easier online way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman .


Related Topix: Tinker Air Force Base, US Military, Del City, OK

22 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

Air force downsizing over the next five years

The Air Force is about to get smaller. At a "State of the Air Force" news conference at the Pentagon Wednesday, the service's chief of staff said thousands of uniformed personnel will shed in the next five years.


Related Topix: US Military, Welsh, LA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized not just for their military exploits, but as 'everyday heroes' who routinely go the extra mile for their fellow service members and their communities.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US News, US Military, Benning (Washington, DC), US Marine Corps

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Teen's Body in Wheel Well of Plane Carrying Evacuated Americans

In a shocking turn of events, the C-130 aircraft on which an African stowaway's body was found this weekend had just been used to transport United States personnel evacuated from Libya.


Related Topix: Travel, Libya Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Libya, Mali Travel, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Navy, Ramstein Air Base

News Times


In this July 3, 2014 photo provided by Cynthia Kent, Jack Kent, age 8, watches movers load his family belongings for a move from Las Vegas to Montgomery, Ala., for a new Air Force assignment.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Montgomery, AL, US Military

Pattaya Mail

Thai Air Force to support evacuation of Thais from Libya

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


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force


US Secretary of State heads to India to...

US Secretary of State John Kerry forecast a transformation Wednesday in Washington's troubled relations with India as he headed to New Delhi for ice-breaking talks with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Related Topix: World News, India, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, George Bush

Hudson Valley Press

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Hall IV

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Hall IV graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


Related Topix: US Military

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Washington Post

Stowaway's body found on Air Force cargo jet

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.


Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Navy, Naval Air Station Sigonella, US Army, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Army War College

Stars and Stripes

General: Air Force already looking ahead to 6th-generation fighter plane

Even before the Air Force's new F-35 "fifth-generation" fighter jet is combat-ready, the service is looking ahead to what comes next.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

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

The body of a male adolescent was found Sunday night 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 Africa, a U.S. official confirmed Tuesday.


Related Topix: US Air Force, US Military, US News

Coast Reporter

Body of child stowaway found in landing gear wheel well of US Air Force cargo plane ...

A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

Local TV Station KTVZ

'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.


Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US News, US Air Force


Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

Libyan forces on Tuesday battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting, Reuters reported.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Prison, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), US Military

Ohio base pressured to fill more hospital beds

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton needs to boost the use of its 62-bed inpatient hospital, where the occupancy rate has been about 45 percent.


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

New York Daily News

President Obama's golf ball found off course

The white Titleist ball emblazoned with '44' and 'POTUS' was found by a fellow golfer at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.


Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US News, Conservative Political News