Military

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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Influential Double-Ace Fighter Pilot Dies at 88

Dec 09, 2012 1 Comment

Ralph Sherman Parr Jr., one of the most decorated military pilots in U.S. history, died Friday, joining the ranks of other legendary aviators who shaped today’s Air Force. Parr, a double ace in the Korean War, had undergone treatment for cancer in recent weeks at an assisted living facility in New Braunfels, Texas, where he died at [...]

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Wildcat to Be Raised From Lake Michigan Friday

Dec 06, 2012 2 Comments

A submerged World War II fighter is scheduled to be raised from Lake Michigan Friday at the Waukegan, Ill., harbor. The plane, a Grumman (Eastern Aircraft) FM-2 Wildcat, had been sitting at the bottom of the lake off the Chicago shoreline for more than 65 years after crashing during a carrier operations training flight. The [...]

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South African C-47 Crashes, 11 Dead

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

A military plane has crashed in South Africa’s mountainous east, killing 11 officers, the air force said on Thursday. “On board the aircraft was a crew of six and five passengers and it was confirmed that there are no survivors,” the South African Air Force said in a statement. The wreckage of the Douglas C-47TP Turbo [...]

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Texas Warbird Group to Hold Christmas Night at the Museum

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

The sights and sounds of warbirds will be featured  at the Greatest Generation Aircraft’s Christmas Night at the Museum tonight at the Vintage Flying Museum at Fort Worth’s Meacham Field at 505 NW 38th St. The stars of the event, the non-profit group’s holiday fundraiser, will be the GGA’s North American B-25 “Pacific Prowler,” Douglas C-47 “Southern [...]

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