Air Force Considering Cutting Entire Fleets

With the huge budget cuts still in place and the Air Force's desire to maintain existing procurement projects (e.g. the F-35), the Air Force is considering cutting entire fleets of certain aircraft for the coming fiscal year. Read more »

Air Force Vet Takes Taco Truck to Italy

An Air Force veteran has set up an unlikely but profitable business in an unusual location. Here's some more information from the original story, by Stars and Stripes' Kent Harris:

Martin Lopez was familiar with the concept of getting restaurant-quality food from a vehicle while growing up in San Jose, Calif. They’re not hard to find on the West Coast, where many residents refer to the ubiquitous enterprises as taco trucks.
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Can I join the US Air Force?

If you are interested in joining the US Air Force, the following information will hopefully be helpful. But remember, sometimes the information will change with little or no warning, and so your best bet is to get in touch with an Air Force recruiter since their information is always up-to-date! Read more »

Basic Training

Basic Training in the Air Force is similar to the other branches of service. The Air Force wants you to learn the "right way" to do things - their way. During basic you can expect a lot of exercise, learning, and stress, but you will also (hopefully) graduate with new found skills, discipline, and mental toughness. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

New chief takes over India's army

The Indian army is devoting efforts to set up a new mountain strike corps to counter China in the eastern sector, induct U.S.-made Apache attack helicopters, address frustrating ammunition shortages, modernise its artillery and replace obsolete air defence systems.
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Reaching vets with a message of hope

OutreachArts Inc. has made 35 short docudramas about issues such as bullying, suicide, and Internet safety. The latest, "He's Not the Same," tells of a young American combat veteran who is a compulsive gambler.
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Australian leaders differ on Russian role in war

Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.
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State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.
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Israel calls up 16,000 more reserve soldiers

Israel has now called up a total of 86,000 reserves during the Gaza conflict, which it launched July 8 to try to end rocket fire from Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza.
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Naval Academy superintendent remembered for 'excellence without arrogance'

Adm. Charles R. Larson, who twice served as superintendent of the Naval Academy, was remembered by friends and family Wednesday at the academy chapel as an outstanding officer, leader, mentor, father and grandfather.
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