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  • Ohio defense co. brings dozens of jobs to ABQ (New Mexico) [Nuclear Weapons]

    10/20/2019 2:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | October 18, 2019 | Collin Krabbe, Technology reporter
    Peerless Technologies Corp., an Ohio defense and tech company that quietly came to Albuquerque earlier this year, is wrapping up a local expansion that brought around two dozen jobs and hopes for more in the future. The hiring push came as a result of two Air Force contract wins, according to Senior Vice President Julie Clark. One of those deals is an $18.5 million contract for engineering and technical services to support the integration of the B61-12 nuclear bomb, according to the Dayton Business Journal, our sister company. That project is slated for completion in 2024. Peerless has hired around...
  • Night Witches: The Forgotten Heroines of the Soviet Union

    09/28/2019 12:35:19 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    NHD Senior Individual Documentary; all media and music sources are credited at the end.
  • Presidential Message, 72nd Birthday of the U.S. Air Force

    09/18/2019 11:12:12 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 9 replies
    White House ^ | September 18, 2019 | Commander In Chief Donald J. Trump
    As Commander in Chief, I am proud to join a grateful Nation in wishing the United States Air Force a happy 72nd birthday. Established after the conclusion of World War II and with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947, the United States Air Force is the world’s most dominant fighting force in air, space, and cyberspace. For more than seven decades, America’s airmen have been at the forefront of protecting our citizens and helping the United States promote global peace and prosperity. In their endeavor to always Aim High, these patriots use unrivaled technology and ingenuity to...
  • Air Force jet accidentally fires rocket into Arizona desert

    09/06/2019 2:55:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies ^ | 9/6/19 | Alex Johnson
    No one was injured when an A-10C Warthog "unintentionally released" a phosphorus smoke rocket about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, the Air Force said. The Air Force is investigating after a jet accidentally fired a rocket into the desert about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday.The Air Force said the jet, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, popularly known as the Warthog, "unintentionally released a single M-156 rocket" at about 10:40 a.m. while on a training mission.MORE AT LINK  
  • Air Force Thunderbirds to Join Royal Air Force Red Arrows, F-35s & F-22s in Historic Aerial

    08/21/2019 9:05:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 34 replies
    Air Force Thunderbirds to Join Royal Air Force Red Arrows, F-35s & F-22s in Historic Aerial Parade over the Hudson River Six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will join the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, a formation of F-35A Lightning IIs and a formation of F-22 Raptors during an aerial parade over the Hudson River at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Viewers can expect to see multiple iconic aircraft formations flying by the Manhattan skyline in a sequenced display of teamwork and airmanship. A 6-ship Thunderbird Delta...
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • Viral Twitter thread tells story of pilot's body returned home from Vietnam War

    08/08/2019 12:24:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Jackson Proskow "I’m at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening. Our incoming plane is carrying the remains of an American pilot shot down over Vietnam in 1967. His remains were only recently recovered and identified and brought back to the US. As we wait at the gate, we’re told that Captain Knight is coming home to Dallas. When he left from this very airport to fight in Vietnam his 5 year old son came to the airfield and waved goodbye. It was the last time he would...
  • Exclusive Air Force Report: Hyten Accuser Has History Of Unsubstantiated Allegations

    08/05/2019 11:22:30 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2019 | Mollie Hemingway
    he Air Force investigation found no merit to the dozens of unsubstantiated claims made by Col. Kathryn Spletstoser in the last couple of years, as well as a history of unsubstantiated claims levied against supervisors. An Army colonel, who claimed without evidence that the four-star general who oversees the country’s nuclear arsenal repeatedly sexually assaulted her, has a history of making unsubstantiated allegations against supervisors she claims have slighted her, the findings of an Air Force investigation show. In the weeks since the Air Force cleared Gen. John Hyten, following a comprehensive review by the Office of Special Investigations, major...
  • Air Force General says 'nothing happened' as army colonel claims he sexually assaulted her

    07/30/2019 3:24:12 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 July 2019 | Leah Simpson
    Shortened title. Full title: Air Force General says 'nothing happened, ever' as army colonel claims he sexually assaulted her multiple times and lied under oath at dramatic Joint Chiefs vice chair confirmation hearing The Air Force general picked by President Donald Trump to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer on Tuesday vehemently denied sexual assault allegations against him at his confirmation hearing, and received a strong endorsement from a senator who said she was raped while serving in the military. His accuser, Army Colonel Kathryn Spletstoser, 51, watched on as General John Hyten said 'all of the allegations are...
  • Antiques Road Show: The Real State of the U.S. Military

    07/28/2019 9:40:21 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 27, 2019 | Thomas G. Mahnken and Roger Zakheim
    That a military display on Independence Day proved to be controversial should not be surprising, even if one discounts the partisan tone of much of the criticism. Americans tend not to favor displays of military power, except in the aftermath of successful wars: The Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the 1991 Gulf War were all followed by parades. Military displays nonetheless have the benefit of showing the American people what their investment in national defense has yielded. Contrary to President Donald Trump’s assertion that “our nation is stronger today than it ever was before,” the “Salute...
  • Trump Chooses Air Force Over Liberal Cronyism

    07/27/2019 5:41:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 27, 2019 | Jeff Crouere
    Once again, the House Democrats are at odds with the solid recommendations of our top military leaders. After prodding from House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), the House passed the National Defense Authority Act (NDAA) 220-197 on July 12. The legislation passed without the support of any Republican members and with eight Democratic members voting against the bill.It was a vigorous debate that spanned three days as even Democratic Party leaders were uncertain of the result. Eventually, the House version of the NDAA passed, including $733 billion in defense spending, $17 billion less than the White House requested.The...
  • A Tuskegee Airman Turns 95

    07/17/2019 9:32:30 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 2019 | Harry Stewart
    On June 27, 1944, I graduated from Tuskegee Army Flying School, established in Alabama shortly before America’s entry into World War II... My journey to the flight line started in my high-school library... I came across a magazine article about the first all-black flying combat unit... I decided right then that when I turned 18 the squadron was where I wanted to serve. The train ride down South was eye-opening for a teenager who’d never traveled far from New York. When the train crossed the Mason-Dixon Line, the conductor came by and pointed at me: “Move to the colored car.”...
  • Air Force: We’re not kidding. “Storming Area 51” would be a really bad idea

    07/14/2019 5:24:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 170 replies
    Hot ^ | July 14, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just yesterday we were discussing what I’m still holding out hope turns out to be one of the most widespread pranks in history. Nearly 400,000 people have signed on to a crackpot scheme on Facebook to “storm” Area 51, the top-secret military base located near Groom Lake in Nevada. The guy who actually started it is assuring the authorities it was a joke (and begging not to be arrested) but his followers don’t all seem to agree. The situation is being taken seriously enough that the Air Force actually responded to a question about it. While not coming out and...
  • AP Exclusive: Officer accuses general of sexual misconduct

    07/10/2019 7:59:09 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 17 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2019 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination. Members of Congress have raised questions about the allegations and the military investigation that found insufficient evidence to charge him. The officer told The Associated Press that Gen. John Hyten subjected her to a series of unwanted sexual advances by kissing, hugging and rubbing up against her in 2017 while she was one of his aides. She said that he tried to derail her military career after...
  • Rare image of US Air Force's secretive space plane in orbit

    07/05/2019 1:56:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | Fri Jul 5, 2019 | David Pescovitz
    Astrophotographer Ralf Vandebergh captured an image of the US Air Force's X-37B space plane in orbit. The reusable, uncrewed space vehicle, designated OTV-5, is on a secret testing mission since its launch in September 2017. From Vandebergh's post at Images were taken through a 10 inch F/4,8 aperture Newtonian telescope with an Astrolumina ALccd 5L-11 mono CMOS camera. Tracking was fully manually through a 6x30 finderscope.
  • Air Force explains what created the fireball that lit up South Florida predawn sky

    07/04/2019 10:49:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Pal Beach Post ^ | 07/03/2019 | Kimbely Miller
    A ball of light that blinked into South Florida’s inky predawn sky Wednesday before bursting into pieces with dazzling long-lived tails was a hunk of cosmic scrap metal, one of 25,000 objects the Air Force tracks in space. The flaming debris, part of a Chinese CZ3 rocket body, was forecast to reenter the atmosphere Wednesday morning but no one predicted the delight and awe it would spark in those who saw it lazily fall toward Earth just after 2 a.m. At least two people called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, one who said there were UFOs over the skies...
  • Imperial AT-ATs Begin Arriving In Capital For Military Parade (satire)

    07/03/2019 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of Trump's planned July 4 military parade, several dozen Imperial walkers began to arrive in Washington throughout the week. The AT-ATs were dropped off by U.S. Space Force Star Destroyers just outside the city and then slowly marched toward the capital (rather than being dropped right next to their target, for some reason). Military bands solemnly played the Imperial March in honor of their arrival. Trump was seen at the White House, pointing excitedly at the looming all-terrain armored transports through an Oval Office window. "Wow, look at those guys!" he said while gleefully clapping his hands. "Do...
  • WATCH: John Chapman's Fight, First-Ever Medal of Honor Action Recorded

    07/01/2019 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Tactical Life ^ | June 28, 2019
    In what is being called the first recorded action of a Medal of Honor recipient, author Dan Schilling narrates the relentless, fighting hero: John Chapman.Air Force Technical Sgt. John A. Chapman proved himself in battle like few others. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan in 2002, a new book by Dan Schilling, entitled "Alone at Dawn," chronicles Chapman’s heroic exploits that fateful day. [Snip] In a recently-released video, Schilling narrates CIA Predator Drone footage of the fight that ultimately claimed the life of one of America’s ultimate badasses, John Chapman. This is the only known footage...
  • Air Force warns about nationwide threat of ‘involuntary celibates’

    06/26/2019 11:37:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 59 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 | Chris Perez
    Air Force instructors have been warning troops about the growing threat of radicalized “incels” — aka guys who can’t find women to sleep with them, a report says.Airmen stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland were recently briefed on the “involuntary celibates,” with documents cautioning themabout an “increase in nationwide activity,” according to the military website Task & Purpose.A number of shootings and mass casualty events have been linked to the incel movement in recent years — including the 2014 Isla Vista massacre in California, last year’s Toronto van attack and this month’s Dallas shooting.Alek Minassian, the man charged in the Toronto killings,...
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches 24 satellites in government mission

    06/25/2019 5:18:15 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | 6/25/19 | Paul Brinkmann
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 25 (UPI) -- SpaceX's third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launched early Tuesday from Florida, carrying 24 satellites in a complex government mission from Kennedy Space Center. It was the first time the military used the world's most powerful rocket, the first nighttime launch for the Falcon Heavy and the first time such a government mission used two SpaceX boosters that have been flown before. The space company also made history by catching one half of the rocket nose cone -- or fairing -- in a net on a fishing boat at sea, as the fairings fell...