FE Warren Nuke Maintainers Caught Drinking Alcohol at Missile Alert FacilityTwo maintainers from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming were found to have consumed alcohol at a missile alert facility earlier this month, the base confirmed May 24.
Air Force TimesIraq Offers to Mediate in Crisis Between its Allies Iran, USIraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels.
Associated PressPFAS Prohibition Moves ForwardA provision cosponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to prohibit the Department of Defense from procuring firefighting foam that contains per- and polyfluoralkyl substances has passed the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.
Press-RepublicanThe Military is Locked in a Power Struggle with Wind FarmsWhen Lt. Col. Joseph Goana takes off in his T-38 Talon training jet, he flies a loop north toward the Red River, which forms a meandering border between north Texas and southern Oklahoma. For decades, the remote farming area has been an ideal training ground for Air Force pilots like Goana. But in recent years, he says there’s been a new obstacle: wind turbines that now generate a third of Oklahoma’s electricity and 17 percent of the power in Texas.
WIREDPentagon Eyes Expanding DARPA Future Warfare Research OfficeThe Department of Defense is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses, people familiar with the plans said.
ReutersNATO Getting More Aggressive on Offensive CyberIn the latest signal NATO is adopting a tougher posture against cyber and electronic attacks, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week said that the defensive alliance will not remain purely defensive.
Defense OneAir Force Veterans Refurbish Iconic Plattsburgh BomberAn iconic Cold War-era plane on display in Plattsburgh, N.Y., has fallen into disrepair. Now a group of former Air Force mechanics are working to return the bomber to its original glory.
North Country Public RadioHorn Introduces Legislation to Help High School Students Get AirborneRep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) has introduced bipartisan legislation that provides some high school students with scholarships to help them become pilots.
The OklahomanOne More Thing…Vietnam Vet Presents His Medals to Slain ROTC CadetA Vietnam War veteran presented two of his medals posthumously to a University of North Carolina-Charlotte ROTC cadet who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom.
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