A B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, April 8, 2018. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Patrick Evenson.
Weapons Tested by Kim Could Strike Deep into South KoreaThe weapons North Korea launched over the weekend traveled into the stratosphere and flew at a distance long enough to strike deep into South Korean territory, according to a South Korean assessment.
BloombergUS, South Korea Concluded Air Force Drills, Seoul SaysNorth Korea condemned the drills more than a week before it launched short-range projectiles.
UPIBahrain Approved for F-16V Weapons ProcurementThe US State Department has cleared the Foreign Military Sales purchase of air-to-air and air-to-surface weaponry for Bahrain's 36 new and remanufactured F-16Vs valued at $750 million.
Jane’sWill This Proposal Help DOD’s Water Cleanup Efforts?The Pentagon is on board with a new proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at clarifying state and federal cleanup standards to address groundwater and drinking water contaminated by decades of seepage of chemicals — including those used in the military’s firefighting foams.
Military TimesNORTHCOM: Arctic Now America’s ‘First Line of Defense’ In order to operate in the Arctic, the U.S. military must spend more money on joint training and cold weather technology and more time on Alaska’s ranges and working with Native American tribes, according to defense officials.
Defense NewsWWII Veteran, 95, Dies on Final Leg of Honor FlightIn the final moments of his life, Frank Manchel knew that many people honored him for his World War II service. Manchel collapsed Sunday, on the final leg of a trip sponsored by Honor Flight San Diego, a nonprofit that gives World War II veterans all-expense-paid visits to Washington, D.C. The San Diego Union-Tribune via Military.comOne More Thing …Episode 6: The Families Left BehindThe military strives to improve family life for its active-duty servicemembers. Whether those efforts are successful is a matter of opinion and personal experience, but there are many new initiatives, committees, commander’s policies and service-wide regulations aimed at keeping military families happy, whole and informed.
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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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