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Fri
29
Sep

Disparition d’un des derniers SAS

Source : Armée de l'Air ─ Paris, le 29 septembre 2017.

Le sergent-chef Djamil Jacir, un des derniers parachutistes SAS (Special Air Service) de la France libre, est décédé lundi 18 septembre 2017 à l’âge de 98 ans. Ses obsèques se sont déroulées en la Cathédrale Saint Louis des Invalides. Djamil Jacir a ensuite été inhumé au carré militaire du cimetière de Vaugirard.

Wed
20
Sep

The Source of Most of our Strength, Is the Jointness

Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, at the Air Force Association 2017 Air, Space and Cyber Conference — (DoD News) — National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20, 2017.

Probably, the source of most of our strength, is the jointness, the ability to put together different capabilities, and come up with a synergy.

Mon
18
Sep

U.S., Japanese, South Korean Aircraft Conduct Show of Force Flights

By Air Force Capt. Cassandra Geseckin, U.S. Pacific Command — (DoD News) — Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii — September 18, 2017.

 U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in a sequenced show of force over the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea's launch of an IRBM over Japan.

Mon
18
Sep

Air Force Secretary Outlines Forward-Looking Changes, Priorities

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — September 18, 2017.

At the Annual Air and Space Conference, Air Force Secretary Heather A. Wilson details changes designed to drive the Air Force forward and priorities that include restoring readiness and cost-effectively modernizing.

Fri
15
Sep

DoD: Full Range of Capabilities Available Against North Korean Threat

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — September 15, 2017.

The U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what it assessed as a single North Korean ballistic missile launch yesterday at 5:57 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said here today.

 

Thu
31
Aug

U.S., Allies Conduct Aerial Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

Pacific Air Forces — (DoD News) — Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii — August 31, 2017.

The U.S.’ newest and most advanced fighter, the Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II, joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers for the first time in a sequenced bilateral mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Asia yesterday.

Wed
23
Aug

OIR Deputy: Tal Afar Offensive Could Mean End of ISIS in Northern Iraq

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — August 23, 2017.

Iraqi security forces launched their latest offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the northwestern city of Tal Afar.

Mon
07
Aug

Le ravitaillement en vol, pierre angulaire des missions de renseignement

 Source : SIRPA Air  Paris, le 7 août 2017.

Un C135-FR du groupement de ravitaillement en vol 2/91 « Bretagne » a orbité plusieurs heures au-dessus du théâtre irako-syrien pour délivrer 18 tonnes de carburant au profit de quatre chasseurs américains qui ont ensuite viré sur l’aile pour se replacer en appui des forces alliées au sol combattant Daech.

 

Wed
02
Aug

LC-130 Skibird Aircrews Train for Polar Operations

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By Air Force Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt, 109th Airlift Wing — (DoD News) — Kangerlussuaq, Greenland — August 2, 2017.

With 10 of the world’s only ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft, commonly referred to as a Skibird, the New York ANG’s 109th Airlift Wing is able to provide the airlift needed in Antarctica and Greenland

Mon
19
Jun

U.S. Showcases F-35 Lightning II Aircraft at Paris Air Show

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From a U.S. European Command News Release — (DoD News) — Ramstein Air Base, Germany — June 19, 2017.

U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show, which starts today and runs through June 25 in Le Bourget, France.

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