MSgt. Israel Del Toro completed his 131st parachute
jump at the US Air Force Academy, Colo., on Feb. 18. It had been about
12 years since his 130th jump—a time filled with the struggle and
courage of his recovery from 100 percent disability status after a 2005
roadside bomb detonated under his Humvee in Afghanistan.
B-1 Lancer from Dyess AFB, Texas, a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman AFB,
Mo., and a B-52 Stratofortress from Minot AFB, N.D., rehearse
formations moments before performing a bomber trio in-trail flyover at
Barksdale AFB, La., Feb. 2, 2017.
The Air Force is looking at light attack aircraft that
are “shovel ready,” and could quickly be acquired to perform ground
support missions in “uncontested” regions, Chief of Staff Gen. David
Goldfein said Thursday.
Asked to compare the capabilities of the Chinese J-20
and J-31 to American F-22s and F-35s, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
David Goldfein said it’s almost an irrelevant comparison, and what is a
better discussion is “network versus network.”
The Pentagon’s anticipated review of ways to defeat
ISIS will not solely focus on military actions, but will also call for
political changes to ensure the group does not regain power in the
region, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said
The US and Russia will work together in the minimum way
to deconflict operations over Syria and to establish a communication
line to use in the event of a crisis, but current law prevents any
additional work, the top US uniformed officer said Thursday.
Air Force leaders are working to educate the American public on the importance of space in US military operations.
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