What started as an online joke about storming Area 51 to see aliens has climbed to the highest levels of the Air Force—with the service’s top two officials receiving briefings and approving additional resources for the facility at Groom Lake in the Nevada Test and Training Range.
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The article “Aviano Rescue Squadrons Make First Deployments from Their New Home” in the Sept. 17 Daily Report misstated the aircraft assigned to the rescue squadrons at the base. The 56th Rescue Squadron has HH-60G Pave Hawks and the 57th Rescue Squadron has rescue personnel.
Air Force Will Shift Up to $30B for Space, Multi-DomainThe Air Force’s version of the Army’s famous Night Court has found up to $30 billion in weapons money it will take and reinvest it in multi-domain operations and space warfighting capabilities, the top two Air Force leaders say.
Breaking DefenseBoeing Wants Government to Force Northrop to Partner on ICBM ReplacementMonths after announcing it would not bid on the Air Force’s ICBM replacement program, Boeing is officially lobbying both Congress and the service to force a shotgun marriage with Northrop Grumman, against the latter company’s will.
Defense News Virtual Reality Training—for Pilots, Maintainers, and More—Expands in 2020One of the top priorities of Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the newly minted head of Air Education and Training Command, will be expanding the Air Force’s experiment with virtual reality training.
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Russia, China, Central Asian States Kick Off Massive DrillsRussia, China, and several Asian countries began conducting large-scale military exercises on Sept. 16. The exercises that began with the drill known as "Tsentr-2019" will culminate in the deployment of nearly 130,000 soldiers and conclude Sept. 22, Russia's Tass news agency reported.
UPIFAA Chief to Meet with Boeing Officials, Test 737 MAX SimulatorNew Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson plans to fly to Seattle this week to fly “newly configured” Boeing 737 MAX software in a simulator and will visit with Boeing officials, the agency said Sept. 16.
ReutersUS Military Extends South Korea Curfew Suspension for Three MonthsAmerican troops in South Korea received at least three more months without a curfew after Gen. Robert Abrams extended the temporary suspension of the policy on Sept. 16.
Stars and Stripes via Military.comAir Force Defends Alpha Warrior Inter-Service TitleThe Air Force won its second straight Alpha Warrior Inter-Service Championship over the Army and Navy on Sept. 14, at Retama Park, Selma, Texas.
USAF releaseOne More Thing …We RememberWatch Dwayne O’Brien and the US Air Force Band perform the song “We Remember” at the conclusion of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein’s Sept. 17 keynote address at AFA’s 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
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