Military

Air Force Celebrates Wright Brothers’ Flight

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

The 109th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight will be celebrated Monday with a wreath laying at the Wright Brothers Memorial at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The event begins at 10:15 a.m. Eastern and is open to the public. Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of the Wright brothers and Colonel Cassie Barlow, 88th Air [...]

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Navy Helicopter Crew Injured During Landing

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crash landed at North Island Naval Air Station late Wednesday night, putting all four crew members in the hospital. The helicopter, assigned to North Island’s HSM-75 Wolfpack squadron, was significantly damaged in what the Navy described as a “hard landing” on the tarmac. The aircraft remained on the landing area, sitting [...]

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Iwakuni Fetes First Civilian Flight in 48 Years

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

A new military-civilian airport in the Japanese city of Iwakuni opened Thursday with an All Nippon Airways flight to Haneda airport in Tokyo, marking the first commercial flight from the area in 48 years. Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport in Yamaguchi Prefecture is the 98th airport in Japan and cost ¥1.32 billion, or more than $15 million, [...]

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Texas L-29 Crash Kills 2

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

Emergency crews and investigators remained at the scene of a plane crash Thursday afternoon near the border of Kaufman and Ellis counties southeast of Dallas, Texas. Video from KTVT’s Chopper 11 showed the limited burned out remains of what was a fixed-wing jet aircraft. CBS 11 News sources have confirmed two people were on the plane. Federal [...]

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Iraq Takes Delivery of Super Herc

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

Lockheed Martin delivered a C-130J Super Hercules to the Iraqi Air Force at formal ceremonies in Marietta, Ga., on Wednesday. This is one of the initial three aircraft of a total of six C-130Js ordered by Iraq. The other two of these initial three aircraft departed yesterday for Iraq. The remaining three C-130Js will be [...]

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Retired Marine Pilot Remembers Pearl Harbor

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

Gene Morrison remembers being a 19-year-old boy on a double date on Dec. 7, 1941, when he first heard news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that left nearly 2,500 people dead and a thousand more wounded. By April the following year, he was enlisted in the service, beginning a 30-plus year career where [...]

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Tyndall AFB Air Show Cancelled

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

The 2013 air show at a Florida Panhandle military base has been canceled because of budget cuts. U.S. Air Force Lt. Melanie Holiday told The News Herald that officials at Tyndall Air Force Base had been planning for their March show when senior military officials told them to stop. About 75,000 people attended the Gulf Coast [...]

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USAF X-37B Mini-Shuttle Shrouded in Secrecy

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

The military’s mysterious mini-shuttle is set to launch this week on a classified mission that has captured the imaginations of everyone from amateur satellite trackers to anti-nuclear protestors and potential military adversaries Russia and China. Built by Boeing’s secretive Phantom Works in Huntington Beach, Calif., the Air Force X-37B spacecraft is rumored to be everything [...]

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