Daily Report

Nov. 3, 2016

KC-10 Makes Emergency Landing at Mountain Home

A KC-10 tanker made an emergency landing at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Tuesday afternoon after its refueling boom “separated from the aircraft near the range complex,” according to a Mountain Home release. The tanker, which was assigned to the 60th...

The Return to Mosul

Iraqi special forces have entered the eastern city limits of Mosul, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Wednesday. The return of government troops to the city for the first time in two years “is a very important milestone,” Davis...

Hunting Al Qaeda

A US strike killed a senior al Qaeda leader who was responsible for facilitating the group’s efforts in Syria, Turkey, and Europe, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Wednesday. A remotely piloted aircraft carried out the strike near Idlib,...

Protecting Eisenhower

USAF and the Navy conducted a joint air defense exercise last week to improve integration while defending the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group against simulated threats in the Persian Gulf. Two Air Force tankers and two F-22 Raptors from...

Turkish Lightning

Turkey wants to receive its first F-35s sooner than planned. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday his country is set to receive its first two F-35s in 2018 rather than 2021, IHS Jane’s 360 reported. Another four will be...

Carlisle Inducted into Order of the Sword

Air Combat Command boss Gen. Hawk Carlisle was inducted into the Order of the Sword—the highest honor the enlisted force can bestow on an officer—during an Oct. 27 ceremony in Hampton, Va. “I would describe Gen. Carlisle as a selfless...