Capt. Peter Shufeldt, an instructor pilot assigned to the 33rd Flying Training Squadron, puts on his helmet and mask before taking off in the T-6 Texan II, May 2, 2019, at Vance AFB, Okla. Air Force photo by Airman Zoe T. Perkins.
DOD Bought Phony Military Gear Made in China, Including Counter-Night Vision Clothing That Didn’t Actually WorkThe US military, government agencies, and other purchasers bought more than $20 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeit goods designed to look like domestically produced gear from a company that defrauded the government and helped to orchestrate the counterfeiting process between January 2013 and October 2018, Justice Department officials said.
Military TimesHouse Appropriations Committee to Study Space Force ImplementationTodd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS, discusses Congress’s reaction to the Space Force, and how the House and Senate differ in their approaches to the concept.
Government MattersPortion of National Museum of the US Air Force Reopened Following Tornado DamageA portion of the National Museum of the United States Air Force has reopened after Monday's tornadoes damaged a portion of a hangar, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The hangar housing The Early Years Gallery sustained damage to some metal siding on the building.
WHIO-TVAir Force Chief of Staff to Tour Tornado Ravaged Homes Near Wright-PattGen. David Goldfein will tour The Prairies at Wright Field to view the damage inflicted by an EF 3 tornado on May 27. Around 150 homes were damaged in the Prairies neighborhood including 14 homes that have since been deemed “unhinhabitable,” according to Wright Patt.
Dayton Daily NewsNavy to Transfer Satellite Communications Responsibilities to Air ForceThe realignment does not affect the Mobile User Objective System constellation. Any future narrowband satcom programs will be handled by the Air Force.
Space NewsPutin Drops Hints About Upcoming National AI StrategyRussian leader calls for “technological sovereignty” and, somewhat surprisingly, for protecting IP and civil rights.
Defense OneThunderbirds Jet Experiences 'Possible Birdstrike' After Graduation FlyoverA US Air Force Thunderbird opted to depart early and land after apparently hitting a bird following the May 30 Air Force Academy graduation flyover, according to the team spokesman.
Military.comOne More Thing … Here's What It's Like to Run a Carrier as the 'Top Gun' Sequel Films OnboardLoose lips sink ships, but do they reveal too much about the hugely anticipated "Top Gun" sequel, "Top Gun: Maverick," filmed onboard in February?
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