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  • Travis Air Force Base Gate Crash Investigated As Terror Attack; Driver Killed

    03/23/2018 4:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    KPIX ^ | 22 March 2018 | Staff
    <p>TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (CBS SF & AP) — A driver breached the main security gate at Travis Air Force base Wednesday evening and then crashed and died when his vehicle exploded into a massive fireball. Investigators are treating the incident as an act of terrorism.</p>
  • Delta plane mistakenly lands at military airbase

    07/09/2016 6:37:51 AM PDT · by r_barton · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident. The Delta A320 landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base at 8:42 p.m. Central Time Thursday, when its destination was an airport in Rapid City, board spokesman Peter Knudson said Friday.
  • Iraqi Air Force Stands Up New Al Muthana Air Base

    03/07/2006 4:13:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 442+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Rick Czepka, USA
    BAGHDAD, March 7, 2006 – The Iraqi air force, along with its coalition partners, officially opened a new air base in Baghdad today. U.S. airmen from Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq's Coalition Air Force Transition Team stand in formation during the formal stand up of the new Al Muthana Air Base in Iraq March 7. Photo by Master Sgt. Will Ackerman, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Al Muthana Air Base, near the international airport, provides a foundation on which Iraq's air force can rebuild with help from its allies, U.S. officials said. On display were two...
  • Dover Air Force Base on Lockdown

    05/08/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 127 replies
    WBOC 16 ^ | 5/8/14 | Rachel Rea
    DOVER, Del. - The Dover Air Force Base is on lockdown because of a suspicious person on base. Dover Air Force Base Public Affairs said the base went on lockdown around 11:00 a.m.
  • Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds

    04/14/2014 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 165 replies ^ | April 14, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    This is the power of social media. This is the power of personal video cameras. This is the power of citizen journalists. And the next time Senator Feinstein calls for “licencing” only “legitimate journalists,” that the 1st Amendment only extends to people who work at the New York Times, Washington Post, or MSNBC, remember this moment. This is how the bullies with the power, the cronies and their allies, are turned back. Dianne Feinstein First Amendment Is A Special Privilege This is not about a rancher owing the Bureau of Land Management money. This is about a federal government which...
  • Reid: "We've had another incident of Ricin"

    04/23/2013 11:58:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 47 replies
    Chad Pergram ā€¸@ChadPergram 1m Reid on Ricin: We've had another incident today at Bolling AFB..We'll see.. I can't give any more details on ricin at Bolling..
  • Source says J-STARS aircraft may have been sabotaged at contractor location

    09/25/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 29 replies
    The Warner Robins Patriot ^ | September 25, 2012 | Gene Rector
    Joint STARS aircraft undergoing work at a contractor facility may have been sabotaged. A tersely worded statement issued by Robins Air Force Base on Tuesday indicated that workers at Northrup Grumman’s Lake Charles, La., facility have discovered severed wires on an E-8C jet. “To ensure the integrity of the maintenance process, we are working with Northrop Grumman to get to the root cause,” the statement added. “The matter is currently under investigation and more details will be released as they become available.”
  • Fatal shooting reported outside MacDill AFB

    05/19/2010 4:53:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,380+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2010
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Fire officials say one person is dead in a shooting at an entrance gate to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Fire Rescue officials say they were called to the gate at 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Motorcyclist shot by off-duty FBI agent at MacDill Air Force Base gate

    05/19/2010 10:59:58 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 52 replies · 1,852+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 20, 2010 | Shelley Rossetter
    TAMPA — An off-duty FBI agent shot and killed an Army veteran Wednesday night after a confrontation and chase at MacDill Air Force Base, officials said. It all started at the base's family camp, a recreational vehicle area at the south end of the base, said Col. Larry Martin, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander. The veteran was visiting the base when an altercation broke out. He took off on a motorcycle with security officials in pursuit, according to Martin. "He became more and more aggressive as the pursuit continued," said Dave Couvertier, a special agent with the FBI. When the...
  • Gun scare at Sheppard Air Force Base (Update #107)

    03/07/2010 9:22:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 143 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | March 7, 2010 | n/a
    Pre Breaking news. Stand by.
  • Nellis put on lockdown, streets closed near base

    03/05/2010 6:22:43 PM PST · by NoobRep · 62 replies · 6,830+ views
    No reason given for the lockdown.
  • Out-of-town military jets to fill Tucson skies

    01/07/2010 3:46:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 456+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Tucson’s skies will be busier than usual this month and next with an influx of out-of-town military jets. Dozens of Air National Guard F-16 pilots are escaping the chill in their home states to train here in the program known as Operation Snowbird. Ten F-16s from New Jersey will arrive within the first two weeks of January. They’ll be followed mid-month by about a dozen F-16s from Vermont, and another dozen or so from Ohio at the end of the month and into the first week of February. Operation Snowbird is run by the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter...
  • Any folks make it to Edwards Air Force Base today?

    10/17/2009 9:08:47 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 5 replies · 685+ views
    October 17, 2009 | NoRedTape
    .......a most awesome Air Show! Major General Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier at 10am sharp to get the show rolling. Show promo video here....................this is what the show offered.......and more.....
  • FBI: Fresno man held in bomb hoax at Nellis AFB

    01/18/2009 2:36:31 PM PST · by Cindy · 22 replies · 963+ views
    AP via ^ | January 16, 2009, 16:14 PST | n/a
    IN NEVADA... SNIPPET: "A 30-year-old man from Fresno, Calif., is facing a federal charge after allegedly driving onto Nellis Air Force base in a rental truck that he said contained a bomb." SNIPPET: "Anhwar Telly Young appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on a charge of threat to kill or cause damage by explosive, a felony."
  • Major international drill based at D-M to focus on rescue skills, coordination

    11/15/2008 6:07:52 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 383+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    To troops downed in combat, few sights are sweeter than the approach of military rescuers. In a few weeks, Tucson will be at the center of efforts to speed up that lifesaving process. Personnel from around the globe will converge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 for the largest rescue exercise of its kind. The effort, dubbed Angel Thunder, will involve the U.S. Army and Air Force, troops from Germany, Chile, Colombia and observers from Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan. Several non-military U.S. agencies such as the State and Justice departments, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency...
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to honor World War II gunner Benko

    05/01/2008 5:01:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 891+ views
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE — In the early 1940s, Art Benko of Bisbee was trained at this airfield, which was then out in the desert near Tucson. Benko was a top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber during World War II and would become known as the top bomber gunner in the Army Air Force. His exploits included the downing of seven Japanese planes on one mission over then-French Indochina. On May 22, officials at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will dedicate the installation’s fitness and sports center in honor of Tech. Sgt. Art Benko. Honoring Benko sits well with...
  • SUV driver rams into gate outside Davis-Monthan (D-M AFB)

    01/16/2008 5:07:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 270+ views
    The driver of a dark sport utility vehicle smashed into a gate outside Davis Monthan Air Force Base near South Swan Road Monday night, an official said. The SUV sustained front-end damage and the driver fled after ramming into the fence about 8:30 p.m. outside the entrance to the base at South Swan Road, said Tech Sgt. James Fisher, a base spokesman. The gate was damaged and will have to be replaced, but the SUV wasn't able to smash through it, he said. "I don't think it was their intention to enter" the base, Fisher said. The Swan gate is...
  • Airmen set for Afghanistan

    04/07/2007 9:22:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 373+ views
    Hundreds of Davis-Monthan personnel are off to war again with the base's A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. About 300 airmen from the 354th Fighter Squadron and the 355th Maintenance Group are due to start leaving for Afghanistan this weekend. The pilots, navigators, mechanics and other personnel likely will be overseas for four to six months, though the exact length of their deployments isn't certain, officials said. "America's airmen from Davis-Monthan are ready for combat," the base's wing commander, Col. Kent Laughbaum, said in a statement announcing the departures. The A-10 provides close air support to U.S. ground troops. The aircraft "has...
  • Series of flight drills at D-M simulate combat conditions (Awaiting protest from MOONBATS)

    01/20/2007 11:46:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Tucson's night skies will be buzzing with more military traffic for the next several days. Some jet flights will run as late as midnight as personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base test their war readiness. A series of drills simulating real combat conditions began Tuesday and will run until next Friday, base officials said in a news release. Midnight flying deadlines are scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday. D-M officials have pledged to "minimize flight operations that cause undue stress to the community," the news release said. Airmen serving overseas typically work 12- to 14-hour shifts, so the training exercises will...
  • Officials detain two undocumented immigrants that gained access to Randolph AFB [Texas]

    12/07/2006 11:55:15 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 691+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 12/06/2006 | Barry Davis
    Two workers hired for construction jobs at Randolph AFB used counterfeit papers to get on base. "The two individuals that we have detained right now are Mexican nationals," said Jerry Robinette of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The suspects provided documents that looked real enough to fool the Air Force guards who let them on base. "In this situation, that's one of the things that we've been looking at, is the use of unauthorized or counterfeit Social Security numbers," Robinette said. The search for the workers caused a back up at the Randolph gate as airmen and ICE agents checked the...