A power failure within a military weather satellite’s
command and control system left it unresponsive and unrepairable, Air
Force Space Command investigators found.
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.
About 200 airmen and 10 A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from Air
Force Reserve Command’s 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.,
deployed to Florida this weekend to practice providing close air
support during combat search and rescue operations.
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.
In a visit with the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th
Fighter Wing, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein promised to seek ways
to preserve the heritage and culture of the Guard units and find the
proper missions for them.
Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa sent a
multi-service US team of trainers, planners, communications specialists,
and medical personnel to help nine African partner nations sharpen
their skills in conducting peacekeeping missions.
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.
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