Two F-35As assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron out of Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates, fly in formation behind a KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron above an undisclosed location on April 26, 2019. Air Force photo by SSgt. Chris Drzazgowski.
U.S. Airstrikes and Raids Killed 120 Civilians in 2018, Pentagon SaysThe American military killed 120 civilians in strikes, raids and firefights across two continents in 2018, the Pentagon said Thursday — a far lower number than what watchdog groups previously have reported.
The New York TimesOTS Beta Courses Aim to Test Shortened Commissioning Program for SNCOsToday, Air Education and Training Command officials are reimagining how Airmen are developed and are announcing two beta course tests that would shorten the officer commissioning program for senior NCOs.
AETC NewsChina's Stealth Jet May Be Ready This Year, U.S. Commander SaysChina may declare its first stealth fighter operational this year as it also develops long-range bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, part of a regional buildup by Beijing that the U.S. is closely monitoring, according to the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific commander.
Shanahan Outlines China ThreatActing Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told a House hearing on Wednesday that countering the threat posed by China is one of the Pentagon’s highest priorities.
The Washington TimesSenior US Military Officials Tour the Arctic as the Region Copes with Changing Climate and Shifting Security DemandsA contingent of senior Air Force leaders and other high-ranking officials are visiting multiple locations across the Arctic April 27-May 3 in an attempt to better understand operational challenges and refine approaches for meeting the changing security dynamics in the region.
Air Force NewsThe US Military Doesn't Follow Its Own Rules When Investigating Domestic Violence on BasesAn analysis of more than 200 cases of domestic violence at eight military installations has determined that commanders and law enforcement personnel are not following their own rules when investigating and handling these cases and their victims.
Task and PurposeU.S. House Panel Will Hold May 15 Hearing on Grounded Boeing 737 MAXThe U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a May 15 hearing on the grounded Boeing 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aircraft certification program, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
ReutersOne More Thing …Video: It’s All ‘Because of You’The
first video in a new series voiced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein focuses on the contributions of aviators. Next in line: maintainers, with more community tributes to follow. “These are the Air Force’s defining characteristics, our core values, our ethos – and what drives the Air Force to impressive heights,” Goldfein wrote on his official Facebook page. The videos will eventually be grouped together on either YouTube and/or the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS).
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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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