Just back from a visit to Iraq and Afghanistan, House
Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said he found the
US-aided local forces “are making progress on the ground” there, though the situation in Syria remains chaotic.
Gen. Stephen Wilson on July 22 received his fourth star and was promoted to be the Air Force’s 39th vice chief during a ceremony at Offutt AFB, Neb.
US Central Command on Monday denied ISIS
claims that it had shot down a US aircraft near Anbar, Iraq, saying
American and coalition aircraft have been accounted for.
The easing of restrictions on what assistance US forces can provide Afghan troops, particularly from the air, is making a difference in the progress in that war, House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry said Monday.
The presidential helicopter replacement program
recently executed a successful critical design review of the VH-92A,
Lockheed Martin announced Monday.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is “enthusiastic”
about the possibility of working with Russia in the fight against ISIS,
but he acknowledged that Russia, which has continuously backed Syrian
President Bashar al Assad’s regime is “a ways” from “that frame of
A U-2 from Beale AFB, Calif., deployed to Nellis AFB,
Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise this month for the first
time in more than 20 years.
A gaggle of F-22s, F-15Es, F-16s, A-10s, T-38s,
KC-135s, a B-1, a B-52, and AWACS from nine different bases were
assembled at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., last week to commemorate the 95th
anniversary of Gen. Billy Mitchell’s airmen sinking the decommissioned
German battleship Ostfriesland.
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