The 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron
at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, has begun winding down for its return to the
United States after four years of ISR missions in southern Afghanistan.
The Defense Department is trying to assess the
validity of a video released Tuesday in which the ISIS terrorist organization
apparently beheaded freelance American journalist Steven Sotloff, Pentagon
spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said US
manned and unmanned aircraft conducted a strike with precision munitions
against an encampment and a vehicle in Somalia based on “actionable
intelligence” that a key leader of the al Shabab terrorist organization was
The Air Force has
ordered the final three RQ-4B Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft from
manufacturer Northrop Grumman, completing the block’s program of record of 21
A retired Air Force B-52 pilot and researcher is
about to start an eight-month simulation of a mission to Mars in an isolated
habitat on the desolate slope of a Hawaiian volcano.
TSgt. Latoria R. Ellis, contracting team lead
with the 502nd Contracting Squadron at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, is one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2014.
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