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A history of Memorial Day

Posted May 30, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon Air Force Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, salutes a wreath during a Memorial Day service in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 28, 2018. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of…

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Headlines – May 25, 2018

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News As ISIS targets disappear in Iraq and Syria, U.S. military shifts focus to Afghanistan – As the war against the Islamic State terror group winds down in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military is increasingly turning its attention to Afghanistan.   China’s J-20 stealth fighters will likely patrol Taiwan’s airspace soon — and the…

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News Briefs – May 25, 2018

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U.S. disinvites China from multinational military exercise The Pentagon said May 23 it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers. The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea’s nuclear program, which is scheduled to…

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Remembering the Fallen

Posted May 25, 2018 by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak

Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend entails grilling out, having beach parties and beginning the summer vacation season, but for many it is a seldom reminder of the sacrifices of the men and women that have served the armed forces. We remember these men and women by…

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Headlines – May 23, 2018

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News United States is running out of bombs — and it may soon struggle to make more – The Pentagon plans to invest more than $20 billion in munitions in its next budget. But whether the industrial base will be there to support such massive buys in the future is up in the air —…

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News Briefs – May 23, 2018

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Israeli air force chief confirms first F-35 airstrike The head of Israel’s air force on Tuesday revealed that it used the next-generation F-35 fighter jet for the first time during a recent mission. Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin told a conference that he believes it was the first time the fighter has been used in the…

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Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

Posted May 23, 2018 by

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Headlines – May 21, 2018

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News Air Force secretary: China, Russia could shoot down new JSTARS on day one of a war – Even a new version of the Air Force’s JSTARS battlefield management and control aircraft would be vulnerable to being shot out of the sky during the opening salvo of a conflict with Russia or China, Air Force…

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News Briefs – May 21, 2018

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China lands bomber on South China Sea island for first time The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers for the first time at an airport in the South China Sea, a state newspaper said May 19, in a move likely to further fuel concerns about Beijing’s expansive claims over the disputed region. The China…

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Headlines – May 18, 2018

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News Despite shortage, Air Force likely won’t boost enlisted pilot ranks – Even as the U.S. Air Force faces a long-term pilot shortage, there are no plans to grow the ranks of enlisted pilots, a top official said recently.     Business Heckler & Koch: Mexico firearms export trial opens in Germany – Six ex-employees…

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