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  • Israel prepares air force to hit Iran ‘clearly and forcefully’ in response to missile barrage: report

    04/16/2024 6:50:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/16/2024 | Chris Nesi
    Israel has decided to hit Iran “clearly and forcefully” and is already preparing its warplanes to carry out the strike, according to a report on Monday. The reported decision comes after two war cabinet meetings in which leaders of the Jewish nation debated how to respond to Saturday’s barrage of 350 suicide drones and missiles. Israel’s Channel 12 news carried the report — which was widely picked up in local media. Channel 12 said the country’s air force — which includes US-made F-16, F-15 and F-35 fighter jets — is already gearing up to deliver a retaliatory counter-strike against the...
  • Mysterious Drones Swarmed Langley AFB For Weeks

    03/16/2024 3:08:07 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 24 replies
    The Warzone ^ | 3/15/24 | Joseph Trevithick, Tyler Rogoway
    Langley Air Force Base, located in one of the most strategic areas of the country, across the Chesapeake Bay from the sprawling Naval Station Norfolk and the open Atlantic, was at the epicenter of waves of mysterious drone incursions that occurred throughout December. The War Zone has been investigating these incidents and the response to them for months. We know that they were so troubling and persistent that they prompted bringing in advanced assets from around the U.S. government, including one of NASA's WB-57F high-flying research planes. Now the U.S. Air Force has confirmed to us that they did indeed...
  • Air Force general reveals ‘alarming’ number of drones crossing into US airspace at southern border: ‘Over 1,000 a month’

    03/15/2024 9:35:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | March 15, 2024 | Victor Nava
    More than 1,000 drones per month are crossing into US airspace near the border with Mexico, a top general told lawmakers Thursday. The number of unmanned drone incursions is “alarming” and presents a “growing” potential threat to national security, Air Force Gen. Gregory Guillot, the commander of North American Defense Command and US Northern Command, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. “The number of incursions was something that was alarming to me as I took command last month,” Guillot said in response to a question from Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC). “I don’t know the actual number – I...
  • Air Force wants to retire 250 aircraft as part of $188B FY25 budget request

    03/12/2024 3:21:55 AM PDT · by Fish Speaker · 81 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | March 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM | Michael Marrow
    WASHINGTON — The US Air Force will request a total of $188.1 billion in the 2025 fiscal year, part of a budget submission that asks lawmakers to greenlight the retirement of 250 aircraft, officials revealed today. In a Friday briefing with reporters ahead of the budget release, Kristyn Jones, who is performing the duties of the Air Force Undersecretary, said that the service’s budget would grow by about 1.6% compared to the FY24 request of $185.1 billion, an increase of $3 billion. For the Department of the Air Force (DAF), which includes the Space Force, the DAF’s topline would grow...
  • Irish military aircraft set to help get aid into Gaza

    03/08/2024 10:19:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri Mar 8 2024 06:00 | Conor Gallagher
    Irish military aircraft are to be dispatched to the Middle East to help get vital humanitarian aid into Gaza, under plans being considered by the Government. Under the proposals, Ireland will work with Jordan to air drop emergency humanitarian supplies into the region which is at risk of widespread famine due to the ongoing Israeli assault. The move follows similar operations carried out by the United States and Jordan last weekend. Under the plans being considered by Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs will work with military officials to transport aid into Jordan, which will then be parachuted into Gaza....
  • Miss America laying a wreath at Arlington (The Salute)

    03/06/2024 2:20:17 AM PST · by FRinCanada2 · 42 replies
    Public Video ^ | Public Video
    Public video of Miss America laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetary renders a hand salute rather than the “civilian” hand over your heart ! A CLASS ACT under criticism because she CHOSE to render a hand salute which she as an Active Duty AIRMAN has the option to do so whether in uniform or not. What say you?
  • Shooting Down 11 Jets In 11 Days, Ukraine Nudges The Russian Air Force Closer To Organizational Death-Spiral

    03/01/2024 5:24:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 127 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/19/2024 | David Axe
    The Russian air force lost another Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber on Thursday, the Ukrainian air force claimed. If confirmed, the Thursday shoot-down would extend an unprecedented hot streak for Ukrainian air-defenses. The Ukrainian claim they’ve shot down 11 Russian planes in 11 days: eight Su-34s, two Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and a rare Beriev A-50 radar plane. But those 11 claimed losses are worse than they might seem for the increasingly stressed Russian air force. In theory, the air arm has plenty more planes. In practice, the service is dangerously close to collapse.
  • US Air Force member dies after setting himself on fire at Israeli Embassy in DC yelling ‘Free Palestine’

    02/26/2024 6:39:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 26, 2024 Updated Feb. 26, 2024, 8:39 a.m. ET | Snejana Farberov
    US Air Force member Aaron Bushnell has died from his injuries after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, an official confirmed on Monday. A US Air Force spokesperson confirmed to The Post that 25-year-old Bushnell died overnight to The Post, though she did not officially name him citing the ongoing notification of next of kin. Officials were still contacting family members Monday and will not officially announce his death until 24 hours after that is complete, the Air Force representative said. A man wearing a US Air Force uniform reportedly set himself on fire outside...
  • US Air Force member who self-immolated yelling 'Free Palestine' outside Israeli Embassy identified

    02/26/2024 6:01:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    Just The News ^ | Published: February 26, 2024 8:14am Updated: February 26, 2024 8:40am | By Madeleine Hubbard
    "I am about to engage in an extreme act of protest, but compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers, it's not extreme at all," the airman said before lighting himself on fire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The man who died after setting himself on fire outside of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. while yelling, "Free Palestine" has been identified as 25-year-old active-duty U.S. Air Force member Aaron Bushnell after harrowing footage of the live-streamed incident emerged on social media. Bushnell succumbed to his injuries from the protest after being hospitalized, a U.S. official said...
  • Shocking Image Shows US Air Force Member Set Himself on Fire at Israeli Embassy: ‘Free Palestine’

    02/25/2024 7:59:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 111 replies
    New York Post ^ | | Olivia Land
    A member of the US Air Force was in critical condition after reportedly setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, Sunday afternoon. A video live streamed on Twitch appeared to show the Air Force member in uniform standing in front of the embassy gate and identifying himself as a member of the US Air Force, the New York Times and Washington Post said, citing officials who confirmed the footage matched the man in question. “I will no longer be complicit in genocide [in Gaza]. I am about to engage in an extreme act of protest,” the...
  • Afghanistan's 'Angel of Death' is retiring from Air Force special ops

    02/23/2024 5:36:48 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies ^ | February 23, 2024 | Matt White
    The woman whose call-for-fire transmissions over post-9/11 battlefields earned her the nickname “the Angel of Death” relinquished her final command in the Air Force Friday. Col. Allison Black turned over command of the 1st Special Operations Wing at a change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida on Friday and plans to retire later this year, according to the Air Force. Black’s 32-year career in the Air Force began as an enlisted survival instructor, teaching field skills and ground evasion tactics to aircrew, and finishes with command of the wing long at the hub of the service’s special operations forces....
  • Malmstrom Air Force Base on lockdown in response to active shooter

    02/15/2024 11:00:52 AM PST · by C210N · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | February 15th 2024 | NBC Montana StaffThu
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Malmstrom Air Force Base is on lockdown in response to an active shooter alert on base. Schools east and south of the river in shelter in place. The Cascade County Sheriff's Office says that this is an ongoing investigation and they cannot release any information at this time./
  • Air Force Eyes Bringing Back Warrant Officers After Decades-Long Absence

    02/08/2024 6:55:11 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 48 replies ^ | Thomas Novelly
    Air Force officials are considering bringing back warrant officers and may start creating a training program this year, reversing a decision from 65 years ago when the service ended that grade, according to a planning document obtained by The three-page planning order says that "great power competition" -- Defense Department lingo for escalating defense spending and resources against adversaries such as China -- is underscoring the need to resurrect warrant officers, the corps of highly technical service members who are above the enlisted ranks but below the commissioned officer ranks.
  • FBI blocked surveillance team from interviewing person of interest in J6 pipe bomb case: former FBI agent

    01/30/2024 5:50:46 PM PST · by CFW · 23 replies
    the Post Millennial ^ | 1/30/24 | Hannah Nightingale
    A former FBI agent has revealed that the bureau tied the suspect wanted in connection to pipe bombs planted at both the Republican and Democrat National Committee buildings in DC before January 6, 2021, to a DC Metro fare card and a license plate, but his team was prevented from interviewing the person of interest. After over three years, the person wanted for placing the pipe bombs in these locations has yet to be found Former leader of FBI surveillance teams Kyle Seraphin told the Daily Wire that shortly after January 6, a counterintelligence team met Seraphin at a Falls...
  • J6 Pipe Bomber Was ‘Former’ Government Official – FBI Had His License Plate Number but Refused to Interview Him

    01/30/2024 3:59:18 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 29, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    Over three years ago, on January 5, 2021, a suspect planted pipe bombs near the Washington DC RNC and DNC headquarters the night before the January 6, 2021 protests. The US Capitol was shut down on January 6 after the feds found the bombs near the Republican and Democrat Party headquarters. ..... Snip..... A whistleblower stepped forward in 2022 and disclosed that the FBI was withholding information on the investigation. In 2023 the FBI finally offered a $500,000 reward for information on the alleged bomber. Maybe they need to check who was on duty that night? The culprit was caught...
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • HOT GUN Part Deux: Madison Marsh Miss America 2024 (1st active duty service member to win, Air Force 2nd Lt)

    01/16/2024 6:59:12 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 18 replies ^ | 1/15/2024 | Amy Curtis
    On Friday, we reported on Madison Marsh, the Air Force pilot who was the first active-duty service member to compete for the Miss America crown. Last night, she won. Congratulations to our very own #Airman, 2nd Lt. Madison Marsh, aka Miss Colorado — who was just crowned @MissAmerica 2024! Marsh is the first active duty servicemember to ever win the title.#AimHigh — U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) January 15, 2024 An historic win. Pilot Madison Marsh becomes first active-duty Air Force officer to win Miss America title — New York Post (@nypost) January 15, 2024 The New York...
  • B-1 Bomber Crash Lands In South Dakota, Forcing Crew To Eject

    01/05/2024 7:09:54 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jan 5, 2024 | Leif Le Mahieu
    A B-1 Lancer bomber crash landed in South Dakota on Thursday, forcing the entire crew to eject during a training mission. The crash landing took place at 5:50 p.m. at Ellsworth Air Force Base during a training exercise. The 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth said that the accident happened while the plane was “attempting to land on the installation. At the time of the accident, it was on a training mission. There were four aircrew on board. All four ejected safely.” There were reportedly poor winter weather conditions at the time of the crash, which is still being investigated by...
  • Arkansas World War II soldier killed in combat returns home after remains found

    12/17/2023 9:07:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    KATV ^ | 12/15/2023 | Desmond Nugent
    The remains of an Arkansas World War II soldier are finally home. The US Army Air Force veteran traveled 170 miles before receiving a hero's welcome. Roller-McNutt Funeral Home brought home 2nd Lt. Kenyon Brindley was escorted by the Army from the Memphis Airport to Conway. Lt. Brindley served in the 703rd Bombardment Squadron, 445th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force in the European Theater.
  • Air Force Veteran, 42, Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack While Rocking His Baby Daughter To Sleep

    12/15/2023 11:05:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Daily Mail via MSN ^ | 12/13/23 | Alex Hammer
    Michael Snyder, a 42-year-old vet of the Air Force, died unexpectedly on Dec. 2His wife, Alicia, and daughter, Merie, are struggling, and spoke in an interviewThe Kansas family of eight has set up a GoFundMe to get through the trying timeA father-of-six died suddenly while rocking his baby daughter to sleep in suburban Kansas.Michael Snyder, a 42-year-old Air Force veteran, suffered the unexpected heart attack on December 2 at his home in Gardner. With Christmas just weeks away, his family has been left reeling, after losing whom they called 'a pillar of strength, a loving spouse, and a devoted father...