Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed the US commitment
to the security of the Baltic states during a Baltic Summit hosted by
Latvia on Tuesday, according to a White House readout of the meeting.
After meeting with Russian officials over the weekend,
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the country would be open to
Russian aircraft using Incirlik Air Base to launch strikes against
ISIS—a move the US Air Force would not support.
One US service member was killed and another was
injured when an improvised explosive device exploded and hit their
patrol in Lashkar Gar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.
A quarterly exercise at Osan AB, South Korea, that
tests the ability of the base’s units to conduct their wartime missions
kicked off Tuesday.
"Fat Albert," the Blue Angels’ C-130 cargo plane used for transporting crew and equipment to air shows around the country, is undergoing a chemical de-paint process at Tinker AFB, Okla., after severe corrosion was found on it.
Air Force Space Command Chief Scientist Merri Sanchez spoke on the future of space and cyber technology at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., on Aug. 18.
Marine Corps helicopters began flying close air support
for Libyan Government of National Accord-affiliated troops during an
assault on ISIS over the weekend.
In the latest test for the Joint Strike Fighter, the
Air Force’s F-35A is set to undergo chemical and biological
decontamination testing at Edwards AFB, Calif., this month.
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