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The 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron recently made
the transition from the MQ-1 Predator to the MQ-9 Reaper: a bigger, more
powerful aircraft, with better cameras, and the ability to carry more
ordnance to the fight.
An increasing number of Afghan military members
training in the United States have gone missing, a trend that is
limiting the effectiveness of the Afghan military itself and threatening
the national security of the US, a Pentagon investigation found.
In December 1996, Norbert Feist was hired for a full-time crew chief position with the Minnesota National Guard, and assigned to a brand-new C-130. Twenty-one years later, the now-master sergeant is still with aircraft 1004.
The Air Force will almost certainly push together its
cyber-focused 24th Air Force with its ISR-focused 25th Air Force,
according to the commander of 24 AF.
The federal government has made important strides
toward improving cyber defenses, US government officials told the Senate
Armed Services Committee Thursday, but the federal government remains
unprepared for a significant cyber attack on the nation.
US government officials from the FBI, the Department of
Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense told the Senate Armed
Services Committee on Thursday they are preparing measures to protect
upcoming US elections from cyber attack.
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