The 23rd Flying Training Squadron’s foray into using virtual reality tools to supplement live flights during rotary-wing pilot training is proving successful.
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US and Turkey on Oct. 17 reached a ceasefire agreement, aimed at ending
violence between Turks and Kurds in northern Syria, that meets Ankara’s
military objectives by requiring Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an
approximately 20-mile “buffer” zone along the Turkey-Syria border.
—Rachel S. Cohen
officials are running a series of “black-start” exercises designed to
test the military’s resilience in the face of a major power outage or
other utilities failures, they told lawmakers at an Oct. 16 hearing on
how their installations are preparing for future threats.
Donald Trump on Oct. 16 said the US is “confident” in the safety of B61
nuclear weapons based at Incirlik AB, Turkey, as Ankara’s close
relationship with the US falters and the Turks target previously
American-backed Kurdish forces inside Syria.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Air Force cross-functional teams are pulling together holistic looks at the climate, cyber, and other threats facing USAF missions and will discuss them with senior leaders at a summit in mid-November, a top service official said Oct. 16.
The Senate on Oct. 16 voted 85-7 to confirm Barbara Barrett as the Air Force’s new secretary, about five months since the service’s last permanent secretary left the post.
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