A KC-46 lands at McConnell AFB, Kan., on Saturday. The tanker is the fifth for the base, and the first since the Air Force paused deliveries of the tanker in early April because of foreign object debris found inside the aircraft. McConnell AFB photo.
F-16 Intercepts Private Aircraft Near Mar-a-LagoAn F-16 fighter jet and military helicopter intercepted a single-engine aircraft that strayed into restricted airspace and was not in communication with air traffic controllers on Saturday, according to a statement released by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Task and PurposeNevada Assembly Opposes Nellis Air Force Base Range ExpansionOn the heels of Rep. Mark Amodei’s call to work with Congress to get some public lands from the federal government in trade for expansion of the Air Force and Navy ranges, the Assembly has passed a resolution opposing any expansion of the Nellis Air Force Base range.
Nevada AppealAir Force: Kirtland Jet Fuel Cleanup to Continue for YearsDeputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Mark Correll said efforts to rid the groundwater of jet fuel contamination at Kirtland Air Force Base would continue for years to come, and he noted that there are no funding issues with the project.
Albuquerque JournalThe Air Force Is on a Mission to Fix its UniformsSince his tenure in the Air Force, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has called for improved, better-fitting uniforms — not only for comfort, but also for safety.
Military.comAs Floods Hit Offutt, Vets Took Extreme Measures to Salvage 55th Wing History from Threatened BuildingsAs fetid floodwaters crept into the parking lot of the 55th Wing headquarters on the morning of March 16, teams of uniformed and civilian employees finished clearing out classified documents, personnel files, computers.
Omaha World-HeraldPentagon Hosts Sijan Award Presentation, First-Ever Resiliency EventAir Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington. The 2018 award recipients: Lt. Col. Martin O’Brien, 1st Lt. Jason Quadros, MSgt. Robert Perz, and MSgt. Veronica Babauta, alongside the 2017 award recipients, were all honored during the ceremony.
USAF releaseWilkie: Entire Government to Focus on Reducing Vet SuicidesWith veteran suicides remaining stubbornly high, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Friday the entire federal government was focused on finding a solution to the problem.
Associated Press via Military.comOne More Thing ...Watch a B-52’s Engines Literally Explode into Action with a “Cart Start”The B-52 Stratofortress bomber can use explosive cartridges to jump start its engines.
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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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