A USAF B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, on May 8, 2019. The bomber was one of four B-52s that deployed in response to recent Iranian threats against US Forces operating in the region. Air Force photo by TSgt. Nichelle Anderson.
55th FS “Shooters” Return from DeploymentMore than 400 airmen and approximately 20 F-16CM Vipers deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the military intervention against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, have returned home. Shaw releaseF-16's Jammed Weapon During Training Leads to Emergency LandingAn F-16 fighter jet with the 180th Fighter Wing performed an emergency landing May 14 at the Toledo Express Airport after an onboard weapon jammed during training.
The (Toledo) BladeReport: Radar in South Korea Network Could Not Track MissilesNorth Korean missiles tested last week may have been only partly detected in South Korea despite an extensive network of early warning radar in the country, according to a local press report.
UPIF-16s Land in Romania to Strengthen Russian Deterrence MissionA short US Air Force deployment to Romania is doubling the number of F-16 fighter jets in the country, ahead of Romanian plans to purchase more of the US-made aircraft.
War is BoringAir Force Physicist Responsible for Significant Weapon Advances DiesRobert Edward “Ed” Deal, a retired Air Force physicist who helped develop the U2 high reconnaissance camera that was used to take photographs of Soviet missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, died April 15. He was 88.
Dayton Daily NewsWorld War II Vet Bob Maxwell, the Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 98World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98. Associated Press via Army TimesThe 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is Now Live Until June 14Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, analyzes trends related to major shifts in military life issues and helps local and national government leaders better understand the realities military, veteran, and National Guard/Reserve families face.
Take the SurveyOne More Thing …Gen. Hap Arnold Led Army Air Forces in WWII. You Might Be Surprised by What He Did as a MajorFrustrated by interservice rivalries in which Army aviation always seemed to come up short, Arnold wrote a series of six books in the mid-1920s intended to highlight the value of military aviation and promote flying to a young audience.
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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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