Former A1C Benjamin Hutchins will receive a Silver Star
on Nov. 4 during a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., for risking his life
in a series of actions over three days in November 2009 near the Bala
Murghab River in Afghanistan, according to a spokesman from Air Combat
The Russian military supplied the missile system that pro-Moscow separatists used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, a joint investigative report has confirmed.
The US conducted defensive airstrikes in Somalia on
Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 in support of the efforts of the Somali government
and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to defeat al-Shabaab,
the Al Qaeda affiliate in the Horn of Africa, according to a Pentagon spokesman.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s biggest impediment to being more effective is the speed at which it contracts deals with industry partners, Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, AFRL commander, told lawmakers Wednesday.
Both houses of Congress on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly
to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow family
members of victims of terrorist attacks on US soils to sue foreign
nations for their alleged involvement in such attacks.
The Defense Department has reversed its previous statement that ISIS used chemical weapons against US troops during an encounter on Sept. 20.
Kirtland AFB, N.M.—The
US military will not move to adopt a "no first use" policy of nuclear
weapons, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, in a message to
comfort allies increasingly concerned over North Korea's increasing
public tests of missiles and nuclear weapons.
Albuquerque, N.M.—The US military is sending more than 600 troops to help Iraqi forces retake Mosul, shoring up the logistics and continuing the buildup of a remote airfield for the fight.
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