Defense

December 22, 2017
 

Around the Air Force: Dec. 22

On this look around the Air Force Nellis AFB hosts a Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Operation Ham Grenade provides ham and other goods for service members, and North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa.




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Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

President Donald Trump on Feb. 19 directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he’d wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump said space is the “future” and the “next step.” “We have to...
 
 

Navy returns to flying Union Jack

Navy photograph by PO2 Kaleb Sarten Quartermaster 2nd Class Taylor Miller, from Kent, Ohio, unfurls the union jack on the jack staff of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is undergoing ...
 
 

USAFE hosts European F-35 User’s Group meeting

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore Military leaders from several European countries join U.S. Air Forces in Europe 5th Generation Integration Division for an F-35 Air Chief meeting on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, F...