Col. Corey Simmons, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance AFB, Okla., halted flight operations through the weekend, as the Air Force commenced its investigation of the Nov. 21 accident, which involved two T-38 Talons in the landing phase of a formation training flight. Vance public affairs announced Nov. 25 limited flight operations would resume for aircraft returning from other fields, with normal training expected to resume Nov. 26, weather permitting.
Libyan forces trying to seize Tripoli shot down a US military drone over the capital by mistake last week, officials said Nov. 25.
Following a brief hiatus, the US-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State group said it started once again launching large-scale operations to combat IS militants in Syria amid increased danger from Daesh attacks.
On Nov. 19, US Space Command accepted Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)-10 into the operational constellation and will be transitioning users to utilize the bandwidth provided by this new satellite. Boeing completed verification of the satellite’s performance and handed control authority to the Air Force on July 10.
A US Naval Academy graduate who deployed to Iraq during the initial 2003 invasion is the President's next pick to lead the Navy and Marine Corps, following another unexpected leadership shakeup. President Donald Trump tweeted just hours after Richard Spencer was fired as Navy Secretary that he planned to nominate retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Braithwaite to the position. The retired flag officer currently serves as the US ambassador to Norway.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein discusses the benefits of collaboration and collective defense, Iran, multi-domain operations, and staying ahead of adversary threats during an interview at the 2019 Dubai International Air Chiefs conference.
The Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler to be the new commanding general of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and to receive his third star, the service announced Nov. 25.
The Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the world's leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry, recognized the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference as one of 2019’s top 25 fastest-growing shows based on net square footage. The award was presented during TSNN’s tenth-anniversary celebration in Dallas Nov. 15-17.
Check out Roadside Attractions’ new trailer for “The Last Full Measure,” a film based on the true story behind the quest to get Vietnam War hero A1C William Pitsenbarger recognized with a posthumous Medal of Honor. The film is now slated for a January 2020 release.