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Air Force A-10 accidentally fires live rocket near Tucson

An A-10 went “hog wild” and accidentally fired an unguided rocket over the Arizona skies near Tucson Thursday morning, prompting an investigation. The rocket, which was inadvertently launched in military-controlled airspace, was a white phosphorous M156, better known as part of the Hydra 70 series of rockets. While useful against soft vehicle targets and other [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|2 Comments

USAF sends emergency crews to toxic Naval Air Weapons station after second earthquake

Following two earthquakes that rocked the high desert area, members of Edwards Air Force Base provided emergency crews to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake near Ridgecrest, California. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck at 10:33 a.m. July 4 with a 6.4 magnitude and is now considered a foreshock. A second [...]

By | July 10th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|1 Comment

Airmen are shocked by Air Force’s sexual assault prevention poster

As the number of sexual assaults continues to rise in the US military, the Department of Defense has responded with all the seriousness that a cartoon skunk can provide. Seen at McChord Field, a poster bearing a skunk with the words “Sexual Assault Stinks!” was photographed by Air Force personnel and spread around social media. [...]

By | June 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|4 Comments

First building being repaired at Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael almost completed

The 325th Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor flight simulator building roof at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is nearing completion. The roof has been a top priority for leaders and is the first roof to be completed on the base. The entire building is slated to be finished by mid-January. One goal of the Program [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

President nominates Lt. Gen. Bunch to command the Air Force Materiel Command

Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. has been nominated by the president for a fourth star to become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He currently serves as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Airman killed in action in Afghanistan was top tier special operator

Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin A special tactics Airman was killed with two soldiers when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, 25, a special tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Elchin [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Featured, Military|0 Comments

Air Force claims increased funding is improving readiness

The sun rises over a KC-135 Stratotanker at MacDill Air Force Base, October 4, 2018. It may seem quiet, but Team MacDill Airmen are behind the scenes preparing for an operational readiness assessment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney Chapa) Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs: "Secretary of the Air [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments