US Pulling Patriot Batteries From Turkey

The US will pull its Patriot air and missile defense batteries out of Turkey this October when the current rotation is completed, a joint US-Turkish statement released by the US Embassy Aug. 16 declares. The missile defense units first deployed...

Airmen on ISIS “Hacking” List Notified

All of the airmen whose names, email addresses, and alleged passwords were posted online Aug. 12 in a hacking incident purportedly connected to ISIS have been notified, Maj. Melissa Milner, an Air Force spokeswoman, told Air Force Magazine Aug. 17....

Buck Takes Command at 14th Air Force

Lt. Gen. David Buck took command of Air Force Space Command’s 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), and the Joint Functional Component for space, US Strategic Command, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on Aug. 14, according to a news release. US...

Red Flag Falcon Fumble at Nellis

A pair of Air Force Reserve Command F-16s from JB Fort Worth, Texas, collided just after touching down on the runway at Nellis AFB, Nev., at approximately 11:20 a.m. local time Aug. 15, according to a release from Nellis officials....

Mansfield Progressing Toward C-130H IOC

The Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing is back to full flying operations with its full complement of eight C-130Hs following conversion from the C-27J Spartan, and expects an initial operational capability determination by next spring, unit spokesman TSgt....

150 New Aircraft For Russian Air Force This Year

Russia’s air force modernization program is on track and the service expects to take delivery of some 150 new-build and modernized combat aircraft by the end of this year, Russia’s state-run Sputnik news service reports. “Since 2012, we have received...

History from the Rugged Hump

A Chinese expedition recovered wreckage of a C-87 Liberator Express—a cargo variant of the B-24—that crashed flying the notorious “hump” supply route over the Himalayan mountains during World War II, for museum display. “These pilots were the very the best...