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  • Va. congressmen ask Air Force to locate new center at Langley

    Va. congressmen ask Air Force to locate new center at Langley
    Several state congressmen are lobbying the Air Force to consider Langley Air Force Base for a new support center to minimize the loss of more than 700 positions at the base. On Monday, the Department of Defense announced plans to reduce the Air Force by...
  • Air Force cuts to hit Langley AFB

    Air Force cuts to hit Langley AFB
    The Air Force plans to cut 742 positions at Air Combat Command headquarters, located at Langley Air Force Base, as part of an overall downsizing and reorganization. However, it is too early to determine the real-life impact on personnel and their...
  • Mount Dora Junior ROTC cadets visit nation's capital

    Thirty-two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Mount Dora High School visited Washington D.C., from June 16 to 23. The cadets toured the Pentagon, Smithsonian museums, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the...
  • B-2 stealth bomber, at age 25, to get major upgrades from Air Force

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The most intimidating aircraft in the world is 25 years old this week and is about to become even more advanced. The nation's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers, the pride of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, is poised to get nearly $10...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • U.S. Lifts F-35 Grounding But Skips British Air Show

    U.S. military officials have approved limited flights of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets after a nearly month-long grounding, but scrapped plans for the new U.S. warplane's much-anticipated international debut in Britain. The F-35, the world's...
  • USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good

     USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good
    Back in March, the Pentagon said it wanted a stronger signal from Congress on refueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. If not, the Navy would move to retire the ship. Based on what happened Tuesday, consider the signal sent, Virginia's...
  • Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

    IRBIL, Iraq Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central...
  • Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantanamo detainees

    In the first known rebellion against Guantanamo's force-feeding policy, a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to "alternative duties." A prison camp spokesman, Navy Capt....
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • Guantanamo judge's secret order on secret motion is so secret defense lawyers can't see it

    In the latest installment of the Guantanamo war court's most mysterious legal filings two motions so secret that the public can't know their titles an Army judge has issued a classified order to prosecutors that even the defense lawyers can't see. The...