Four Russian strategic bombers conducted practice bombing runs near Alaska on Monday and two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft came within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday.
Thirty-four Air Force officers allegedly cheated or turned a blind eye to cheating on a proficiency exam for intercontinental launch officers at an Air Force Base in Montana, and now the scandal has doubled in size, CNN reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Air Force has suspended security clearances for 34 officers and is re-testing the entire force overseeing America’s nuclear-armed missiles after uncovering widespread cheating on a key proficiency exam.
The recent budget deal proposed in Congress provides modest relief for a Department of Defense (DOD) that still faces hundreds of billions in unfunded costs and a shrinking, less prepared military.
“Get on the bus,” he screams. He stomps his feet and cups his hands around his mouth. “You get on the bus now.”
It’s a twilight zone scene, watching the 30-month-old boy ordering his father onto a school bus. The tarmac tamper tantrum is greeted with laughter from the crowd; tears well in his mother Heather’s eyes. If it was any place else she probably would have scolded him, but Elijah Vibar and his twin sister Laila are waiting to see their father, United States Air Force mechanic Mark Vibar, for the first time in four months.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R., Calif.) pushed senior military officials Wednesday for specifics about the actual impact of full sequestration.
A controversial professor who critics say is a feminist ideologue is instructing cadets at the United States Air Force Academy this year on gender issues as the military attempts to curb sexual assault.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said this week that although the military is preparing for a potential intervention in Syria, the United States is not as ready as military leaders would like it to be because of sequestration.
The U.S. Air Force will shut down its space surveillance system that tracks satellites and other orbiting objects by October 1 due to budget constraints caused by automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequestration, it announced Monday.
Lawmakers and officials expressed Sunday growing concern over “credible threats” faced by U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa from al Qaeda affiliates.