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‘Decisive’ air power thwarts ISIL’s capabilities, official says

Posted October 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

Airpower has stymied Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, with the Air Force accomplishing 74 percent of the more than 240 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8, a senior Air Force official told reporters at the Pentagon Sept. 29.

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted May 30, 2014 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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U.S., Chinese reps stress progress in consultative talks

Posted September 13, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense officials from the United States and China met in Beijing yesterday and discussed how to continue the progress that has taken place in the military relationship between their countries, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Sept. 10. In a statement summarizing the 14th annual defense consultative talks, Little said James N….

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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Charles Ramey

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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Colombia participates in Red Flag for first time

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

Red Flag exercises bring unique training opportunities to air forces from multiple nations, and for the first time, the Colombian air force...

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Colombian air force flies for the first time in Red Flag

Posted July 27, 2012 by anradmin

Colombian air force Maj. William Bello, pilot, uses the refueling probe on his Kfir, Israeli built fighter aircraft, to exit the cockpit July 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Military HIV/AIDS conference promotes awareness, prevention

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson

The 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference concluded May 10, 2012, after four days of sharing insights into new ways to re-energize military HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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Air Force weapons officers advise Royal Saudi Air Force

Posted May 4, 2012 by By 1st Lt Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 19th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis AFB, Nev., assisted the Royal Saudi Air Force with the integration of intelligence specialties into the Saudi weapons school curriculum. Maj. Joseph Ladymon, USAFWS’ director...

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On this day in history, April 27:

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

Year 1521:  Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a fight with natives of the Philippines Year 1865:  The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed. Year 1938: U.S.A.– Average Incomes drops more than 20 percent. The…

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