Defense Secretary Ash Carter's miniature tour of the
Air Force's nuclear infrastructure kicked off at Minot AFB, N.D., a base
that is home to two legs of the nuclear triad and has seen modest
improvements under the service's push to revamp its nuclear community.
US and South Korean forces took part in a joint
operation to demonstrate anti-submarine and ballistic missile
capabilities off the coast of the Korean Peninsula Monday.
While there isn't a looming threat of a nuclear
exchange between global powers, the threat of nuclear attacks is still
high and in different ways that the US must be prepared for, Defense
Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.
Of all the Air Force's efforts to revitalize the morale of its nuclear community, the move away from intense inspections to more personal accountability has made the biggest impact, airmen in the service's missile fields said.
Two USAF C-130s and airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing
at Yokota AB, Japan, deployed to the Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base in the
Philippines Sept. 25 as part of the third rotational air contingent to
The US military has seen an increase of hostilities in Syria since the US-and Russia-brokered ceasefire ended, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Monday.
A USAF F-35A assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke
AFB, Ariz., caught fire Friday morning while preparing to take off
during an exercise at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
More than 20 crew members from eight countries
participated in a Mobility Guardian planning session at JB
Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Sept. 21.
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