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28 min ago | Air Force Times

Air Force office puts all military aircraft names through the wringer

If you have an idea for what a new aircraft should be named, here's the process, according to Air Force Instruction 16-401: ■ The aircraft has to be in production or have 'immediate prospects of entering the DoD active inventory.'


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1 hr ago | Freshnews

US Air Force selects UTC Aerospace Systems to upgrade the SYERS-2 imaging sensor fleet

UTC Aerospace Systems was awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to upgrade the entire fleet of SYERS-2 imaging sensors to the latest SYERS-2C variant.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Security, United Technologies Corporation, US Navy

2 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

America's shrinking air superiority poses risks

Sometime during the spring of 1944, Allied commanders concluded that their air forces had secured air superiority over an area stretching from Great Britain to central France as well as parts of Belgium and Holland.


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

6 hrs ago | NWAonline

Air base births new airlift unit

A new Air Force Reserve unit, the 913th Airlift Group, will be activated at the base today and will add personnel and aircraft, possibly including 10 of the J-model aircraft.


Related Topix: US Military, Little Rock Air Force Base, US Air Force, US News, Jacksonville, AR

6 hrs ago | Freshnews

US Air Force fires two AMRAAMs from next-generation fighter

A U.S. Air Force pilot successfully fired two Raytheon Company AIM 120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles from an F-35B fighter aircraft.


Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense, US Military, US News, US Air Force

7 hrs ago | Vail Daily News

Vail Daily column: Debate continues over role of women in military

What: Annual Vail Valley Silent Auction and Luncheon: "Opportunities and Challenges for Women in the Military and at Home," featuring Helen Thorpe, author of "Soldier Girls," and the three female soldiers profiled in the book.


Related Topix: Vail, CO, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Travel, Asia Travel, Vietnam Travel, Colorado State University

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Times Leader

Corporate Ladder

John J. Menapace, Edith Mitchell, M.D., and Gregory Threatte, M.D., have been appointed to the Board of Trustees effective June 25. Menapace is president of Menapace Business Consulting, a human resources consulting firm in Clarks Summit.


Related Topix: Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Richmond (San Francisco, CA), US Military, US News, US Air Force, US National Guard


More Of Your Homemade Plane Porn

After the last episode of Plane Porn, which featured photos submitted by readers, I once again issued a call-to-action for you to send in your photos for another episode.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 737, Spring, TX, US Military, US Air Force, US News, US Navy, Vought F4U Corsair, Vought Aircraft, Military Aircraft

Belleville News Democrat

Wrong slant on tanker story

The recent "Scott won't get new air tankers" BND article would have been more appropriately titled "McConnell gets new air tankers."


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

Army Times

Retiree faces 60 years for contracting fraud

A retired Air Force officer faces up to 60 years in prison and more than $1 million in fines for conspiring to defraud the military of $5.4 million in contracts while working as an Air Force contractor and civilian employee.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Flying, Life, Hobbies

The Columbian

F-18s to join F-15 flights in PDX-based training

Folks along the Columbia River near Portland International Airport can expect to see and hear more fighter jet flights next week.


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

The News

Airshow pilot in town for Lobster Carnival Video

The plane had been completely polished and reflected the sun with blinding rays.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Flying, Canada, World News, Aircraft, North American T-6 Texan, North American Aircraft, Military Aircraft, US News, US Military, US Air Force

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Aerotech News And Review

Hill AFB plays key role in delivering F-16s to Indonesia

The combined efforts of Hill Air Force Base's Ogden Air Logistics Complex, F-16 System Program Office, Defense Logistics Agency and several other Defense Department organizations will culminate in the initial delivery of three of 24 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to the government of Indonesia July 14. The Indonesian government will accept delivery ... (more)


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Hill AFB, UT, US News

Daily Kos

The USAF Prepares to Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of Fundamentalist Christian Proselytizing War

"Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war." William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1, Line 273 "Justice delayed is justice denied"; these salient words apply in full to the conditions and prospects of religious liberty in the U.S. Air Force .


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

KXAN-TV Austin

Austin kayakers rescued after hours adrift on Green Bay

A Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., prepares to rescue three kayakers from Whaleback Shoal in Green Bay, July 11, 2014.


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

Two Thumbs Up for Civil Air Patrol's Tri-Wing Encampment

On July 2, Captain Warren M. Weiss, commander of the Civil Air Patrol's 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron, got to make a commendation that was as personal as it was professional.


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


Moving cargo plane at Robins AFB may slow traffic

The Macon Telegraph reports an Air Force crew is scheduled to two a C-130 cargo plane Thursday morning to the aviation museum at the middle Georgia base.


Related Topix: Houston County, GA, Robins AFB, GA, US Military, US News, US Air Force

Falmouth Packet

Museum visitors in Falmouth dig deep for RNLI

Times may still be difficult for many, but that has not stopped visitors to the maritime museum in Falmouth from digging deep and donating almost A 7,000 for the rescue services over the past few months.


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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Ne...

Arnold Martin

Arnold 'Arnie' Martin, 94, of Oconto Falls, passed away Tuesday, July 8. Born Aug. 24, 1919, to Gottlieb and Matilda Martin in the Town of Gillett, he graduated from Oconto Falls High School and served in the United States Air Force in England and France during World War II.


Related Topix: Oconto Falls, WI, Gillett, WI, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Saint Norbert College, University of Wisconsin Madison

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Update on KC 135 at Sawyer International Airport

An update on the KC 135 plane that had an emergency landing at Sawyer International Airport Tuesday.


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