Daily Report

June 14, 2016

Protesters Form Human Chain Outside Ramstein

Thousands of German demonstrators formed a chain outside the gates of Ramstein AB, Germany, over the weekend to protest drone operations by the US. Police estimated that up to 4,000 people gathered outside the base, in an effort organized by...

Thunderbirds Show Returns, Team Honors Fallen Angel

The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team has resumed flying operations and will participate in its first air show this weekend in Ocean City, Md., since the June 2 crash after a flyover of the US Air Force Academy graduation....

A Failed Nose Job

A nosewheel frozen off-center caused an MQ-9A Reaper to crash after landing at a US Africa Command base in May 2015, Air Combat Command investigators found. The remotely piloted aircraft was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev.,...

A Weak Link

A combination of human error and signal problems caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash while taking off from a US Central Command base in April 2015, Air Combat Command investigators found. The remotely piloted aircraft was assigned to the 432nd...

Apaches Begin Combat Strikes in Iraq

US Army Apaches began combat strikes in Iraq on Monday, hitting an ISIS vehicle as part of the push to retake Mosul. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking while en route to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers, said the...

More Money, More Troops

NATO members’ defense ministers are expected to agree this week to deploy four battalions of NATO troops to its eastern flank, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. Speaking the day before the officials meet to ready for the alliance’s...

Romanian F-16 Maintainers Train in Alabama

The 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard is teaching members of the Romanian air force the ways of F-16 maintenance. Fifteen maintainers from Romania are at Montgomery Regional ANGB, Ala., this month for maintenance training, part of...