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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Air Force’

Man Arrested For Giving Cop A Wet Willy

Are you familiar with a “wet Willy”? It’s a “prank” usually done by grade school kids where one sucks on the end of their finger and sticks it into another person’s ear. Oh the hilarity involved with someone feeling disgusted and uncomfortable now that they have spit transferred from one of the dirtiest parts of the body directly in their …

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Northrop Grumman Nabs $354 Million Contract To Add To Global Hawk Fleet Of Air Force

Aiming to add to their fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawks, the US Air Force has awarded a $354 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation, which manufactures the aircraft. The contract requires Northrop Grumman to make an additional three aircraft to bring the number of Air Force Global Hawks up to 37 by 2017. The Global Hawk is used to retrieve …

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Air Force Scandal Leads to Nine Fired Nuclear Missile Commanders

In the wake of an internal scandal, United States Air Force has fired nine commanders of Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. According to CBS News, the scandal has become associated with several lapses in security and cheating on exams, stretching as far back as 2011. Although none of the officers fired were directly involved in the cheating, the Air …

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F-35 Program: Stolen Secrets and Lockheed’s “Exaggeration”

An employee of one of Lockheed’s suppliers was arrested en route to Iran last week on suspicion of attempting to smuggle secret F-35 Joint Strike Fighter documents there. Back in November, the investigation initiated when customs officials and homeland security agents said they intercepted a shipment Mozaffar Khazaee was sending to Hamadan, Iran. The 59 year old engineer was said …

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U.S. B-52’s Enter Airspace Claimed by China

Two unarmed U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers entered a Chinese air defense zone on Monday, defying China’s expanding claim over an island chain in the East China Sea. The flight occurred without incident, and the Pentagon declared on Tuesday that the flyover was not significant of any reaction to China’s expanding declaration of sovereignty over the archipelago which that country …

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Last Boeing C-17 Delivered To U.S. Air Force

The well-known aerospace corporation Boeing has had a long relationship with the United States Air Force since the Cold War, and it is also a big supplier of planes to the Air Force as well. This past Thursday marked a milestone for this relationship when Boeing delivered its final model of the C-17 (Globemaster III) to the Air Force’s military …

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Malmstrom Air Force Base Fails Security Test

No one wants to eat at a restaurant that has received a failing grade from the health inspector, or one that has received any lower than an A-, and that’s pushing it for some. Now, imagine that failed restaurant could potentially kill not only you, but also every living thing on Earth. That’s the feeling many are experiencing today as …

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Drone Crashes Near Florida Highway

A U.S. Air Force drone crashed shortly after takeoff in the Florida panhandle near Tyndall Air Force Base today, forcing the closure of U.S. highway 98. The cause of the crash is not yet known, but authorities say that the highway will remain closed for 24 hours. The drone carries a small self-destruct charge designed to bring the plane down …

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F-15 Fighter Crashes in Okinawa, Japan

According to multiple publications, a United States Air Force F-15 operating out of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan has crashed. The report, generated by the Associated Press, also indicates the pilot ejected and survived the incident: A U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter crashed off the southern Japan island of Okinawa early Tuesday after the aircraft developed problems in flight. …

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Maine B-52 Crash Remembered by Survivor, Rescuer

On January 24, 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber training flight carrying a crew of nine crashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine. There were only two survivors of the crash, the pilot, Lt. Col. Dan Bulli, and the navigator, Capt. Gerald Adler (pictured). Both survived a night in freezing temperatures that reached -30°F while rescue workers searched for survivors …

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Brazilian Jet Fighters’ Sonic Boom Destroys Windows [Video]

Every year in Brazil they celebrate something called Praça dos Três Poderes in their capital city. It is an exchanging of the national flag that happens out in front of the Supreme Federal Court building. The awesomely beautiful building has a ton of glass, from head to toe. Part of this celebration was to have 2 Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters …

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F-22 Raptor’s Problems May Be Due To Stealth Glue

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the pinnacle of airborne technology right now. The plane can fly higher, go faster, use less fuel, and be more invisible than nearly every other plane thats out there. How dominate is the F-22 you ask? In 2009 they had a war game where they pitted F-22 pilots against the best the Navy and …

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