SSgt. Areal Johnson, 57th Maintenance Squadron precision guidance munitions crew chief, completes post-load checks on a Miniature Air Launched Decoy/Jammer ADM-160C/J missile at Nellis AFB, Nev., Sept. 22, 2014. Air Force photo by A1C Thomas Spangler.
New Study Shows Grim Outlook for Future of Air Force Pilot ShortageIt’s no secret that the Air Force is short on pilots. In fact at the end of 2018, the service was in need of about 2,000 pilots. However, a new study released by the Defense Department sheds the most comprehensive light on the makeup of the shortage and the exact challenges the Air Force and DoD have in digging out of the hole.
Federal News NetworkIdahoans to the Air Force: Please Stop Secretly Using Our Cities for Target PracticeA cadre of Idaho residents are suing the Air Force over the "extraordinary and unprecedented" urban training exercises planned to take place in nine cities across the state.
Task and PurposeHomeland Security Official Tapped as New Pentagon Communications ChiefActing Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has selected Jonathan Rath Hoffman, currently at the Department of Homeland Security, as the Pentagon’s new assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, Defense News has learned.
Defense NewsFalcon Heavy Center Core Toppled after LandingThe center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched a communications satellite April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas, but SpaceX said the mishap won’t affect upcoming launches.
Space NewsOne More Thing …Take a Look at the F-15E Strike Eagles Returning Home from OIR Deployment All 18 Strike Eagles sport unique mission markings, nicknames, and nose art given to them during the six-month deployment to the Middle East.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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