The push by US-backed Syrian rebels into the ISIS-held city of Manbij has produced a valuable intelligence
haul, including tens of thousands of documents and terabytes of data
giving the coalition a better image of how the group operates.
An investigation by the US-led coalition fighting ISIS
has shown early evidence that civilians were killed during an airstrike
inside Syria, though the total number is likely less than reported.
Power returned to Incirlik AB, Turkey, on July
22—about six days after the failed coup attempt led to it being cut off
and US Air Force jets being grounded.
Three Air Force C-130Js and about 70 support personnel
from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, forward deployed to
Bulgaria on July 10 to train with NATO partners.
Navy EA-18G Growlers joined Air Force B-1 bombers over
the skies of Ellsworth AFB, S.D., this summer to train for electronic
The Air Force has awarded Teledyne Scientific &
Imaging LLC, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a $30.1 million fixed-price
contract to supply Aircrew Laser Eye Protection (ALEP) spectacles that
provide enhanced protection against threat lasers and other hazards
while minimizing visual acuity.
Boeing Co., Defense, Space, and Security of St. Louis,
Mo., has received a $27.1 million contract for work on Mission Training
Center services on contractor-supplied high-fidelity aircraft simulation
Equipping the Air Force’s F-35A with nuclear weapons would not lower the threshold of their use, Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, the deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, said Thursday.
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