The Royal Air Force's first A400M Atlas airlifter touched down at RAF Brize Norton, England, on Nov. 17 after a delivery flight from Airbus' military production plant in Seville, Spain, reported IHS Jane's.
A B-1B bomber carried out an airstrike this week on a weapons storage facility in Syria used by veteran al Qaeda operatives, said US defense officials.
Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy personnel, along with US combat aircraft, are participating in Exercise Max Thunder, a bilateral training event with the South Korean air force that runs through Nov. 22 at Kunsan AB, South Korea.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said on Nov. 19 the Pentagon and US Central Command have strategic guidance for dealing with the ISIS terror organization, but it is shifting as the conflict evolves.
The Air Force will present a plan for an alternative to the Russian RD-180 rocket engine in the Fiscal 2016 defense budget request set to go to Congress in February, said Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, military deputy in the Air Force's acquisition shop, on Nov. 19.
NATO's E-3 AWACS component on Nov. 18 concluded its
final two-year rotation to Afghanistan, where it provided air-traffic management and command and control over the country since
Air Force officials announced on Nov. 19 they've selected three future basing options for the F-16 aggressor squadron currently housed at Eielson AFB, Alaska: keep the unit at Eielson, or move it either to JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, or Nellis AFB, Nev.
Mutual US and Russian observation overflights permitted under the Open Skies Treaty have continued unabated despite military tensions with Russia, reported Stars and Stripes on Nov. 19.
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