ISIS Fighters on the Defense

ISIS fighters in Iraq are largely in a “defensive posture” and do not seriously threaten significant advances around Baghdad, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Tuesday. The terrorist organization controls Mosul, contests areas such as Ramadi in Anbar...

Debating Turkey’s Role in Inherent Resolve

Recent Turkish statements declaring the government’s intent to host training for Syrian opposition fighters are “helpful,” said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby. However, he also noted that discussions with Turkey regarding the exact disposition of any train and equip...

Technical Difficulties Ground SpaceX Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle experienced trouble with a single actuator as it prepared to leave Cape Canaveral, Fla., forcing the launch to be postponed, reported NBC News. With less than a minute and a half remaining in the...

Badgers Head to Okinawa

A dozen Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16s are deploying to Kadena AB, Japan, this month as part of a theater security package to augment Pacific Air Forces, unit officials announced. “We are the first ANG F-16 unit to be stationed...

Italians Take Over NATO Baltic Air Mission

The Italian Air Force is now leading NATO’s Baltic air policing mission, with Polish and Belgian fighters expected to arrive this month to supplement the new rotation, according to a NATO release. Polish MiG-29s arrived at Siauliai AB, Lithuania, on...

Base Security Course Relocates

The Base Security Operations course at Nellis AFB, Nev., graduated its last class before the Air Force moves this security forces’ predeployment training to Fort Bliss, Texas, officials announced. The 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron taught approximately 3,000 security forces...

Typhoons in the Desert

Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters, an E-3D AWACS, and Sentinel R.1 surveillance aircraft are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., for Exercise Red Flag later this month, RAF officials announced. Red Flag is a valuable allied large force training opportunity and...