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

Senator: Air Force close to decision on SD bomber training area expansion

Sen. John Thune said Air Force officials will make a decision late next month about expanding the Powder River Training Complex, which spans portions of Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas.
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Air Force again considers keeping or moving Eielson AFB F-16s

The Air Force told Alaska's congressional delegation Wednesday it has launched a review that may end with a decision to keep a squadron of F-16s at Eielson Air Force Base or move them to Anchorage or to Nevada.
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Thailand cracking down on coup protesters using ‘Hunger Games’ salute

Thailand’s military-installed leaders are cracking down on protesters who have adopted “The Hunger Games” three-finger salute in defiance of totalitarian rule.
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Army, Navy keep planned $1.3B, multi-year contract for Sikorsky helicopters

The U.S. Army and Navy will follow through on a planned $1.3 billion contract to purchase more than a hundred helicopters from Sikorsky, a purchase that months ago was planned to be pared back by more than two dozen aircraft.
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Wary of new gun law, museum to pull WWII rifles from exhibit

The Lynden Pioneer Museum will remove World War II-era guns from a current exhibit and return them to their owners, to avoid violating the new background-check law, according to the museum’s director.
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Bataan Death March survivor looks back ... and ahead

As a young Army tank commander in World War II, Herbert “Bud” Kirchhoff survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines and spent the rest of the war — a grueling 3½ years — as a prisoner of the Japanese.
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