A B-1 Lancer takes off at Andersen AFB, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. Air Force photo by TSgt. Richard P. Ebensberger.
Opinion: F-15EX Needed to Compete With Russia and ChinaTo compete and win against near-peer competitors such as Russia and China, the United States Air Force needs both fourth- and fifth-generation fighters. That simple reality has generated a contentious debate this year, with Air Force leaders defending the need to buy new F-15EX aircraft to maintain a diverse mix of capabilities across the fighter fleet, according to an editorial by former Air Combat Command boss retired Gen. Mike Hostage, who currently works as a consultant for Boeing.
Morning ConsultBoeing Prepares Plant For Likely Air Force F-15 OrdersBoeing is preparing to build F-15 fighter planes for the U.S. Air Force at its St. Louis County plant even though the military branch hasn’t bought the jet in over a decade.
Associated PressVictims of Military Medical Mistakes to Tell Their Stories at Congressional Hearing Seeking Legal FixesHouse lawmakers will hear directly from the victims of military medical mistakes next week in a hearing looking at whether Congress should consider changing the rules regarding malpractice cases against the Department of Defense.
Military TimesSpaceX to Launch Cargo Resupply Mission Despite Crew Dragon MishapThe "anomaly" experienced by SpaceX's Crew Dragon over the weekend won't affect the company's planned space station resupply mission.
UPINorthrop Grumman to Support USAF’s New Cyber Weapons SystemNorthrop Grumman has received a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to provide Cyber Enterprise Services (CES) on US Cyber Command’s Unified Platform cyber weapons system. The USAF awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman and four other companies to perform the work. airforce-technology.comVoice Analysis Software May Help Diagnose PTSD in VeteransVoice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests.
ReutersTrump Administration Appeals Ruling Finding that the Male-Only Draft is UnconstitutionalThe Trump administration has moved to defend the male-only military draft, appealing a federal court ruling that Selective Service registration is unconstitutional because it discriminates based on sex.
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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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