Daily Report

Jan. 12, 2016

DOD Condemns Iranian Live-Fire Exercise

The Pentagon is condemning a December Iranian live-fire exercise that took place in the Strait of Hormuz near the carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The Navy on Jan. 9 released a video showing an Iranian ship firing live missiles near...

Another Predator Bites the Dust

An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed during an Operation Inherent Resolve sortie supporting operations over central Iraq last week, Air Force Central Command officials announced. Controllers lost contact with the RPA during mid-flight at approximately 12:50 p.m. local time...

RFP for Next GPS III Production Batch

Air Force Space Command solicited industry proposals to build the next batch of next generation GPS III navigation satellites, Space and Missile Systems Center officials announced. “Industry told us they were ready to compete for the GPS III space vehicles....

Airmen Help in Blast Aftermath

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron recently helped shelter and comfort victims of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. The men, all deployed to Bagram, were in Kabul to inspect equipment for air transport out...

Israeli F-35A ‘Joins’ the Pack

The structure of the first F-35A for Israel was joined Jan. 7, according to a release. The four major components of the aircraft were put together at the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, an event marked by a...

Fanning Steps Aside As Acting Army Secretary

Eric Fanning, the acting Secretary of the Army, stepped out of his position after several senators expressed concern about him holding the spot before his nomination is confirmed, according to the Defense Department. Fanning, who previously served as the acting...

Misty-Eyed Restoration

The last F-100 Super Sabre stored at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., recently left the boneyard for refurbishment and display outside the National Guard Bureau at JB Andrews, Md. The airframe was refurbished by the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling...