Combat controller to receive Air Force Cross for actions during fierce Afghan battle #ASC17 #AFA

Combat controller to receive Air Force Cross for actions during fierce Afghan battle #ASC17 #AFA

airforcetimes.com 19 Sep '17, 10pm

Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, will receive the Air Force Cross for his actions during a 2016 battle in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command said Tuesday. During the battle, Hunter called in 31 danger-close air strikes in support of his 12-man Army Special Forces team, said Lt. Gen. Brad Webb. Some of those air strikes were as close as 13 meters from friendly forces, Webb added. The Air Force Cross is second only to the Medal of Honor. Hunter will be the 11th AFSOC recipient of the Air Force Cross since the start of the wars in Iraq and A...

Wisconsin National Guard unit returns from Irma relief efforts in Florida

stripes.com 20 Sep '17, 1am

DOUGLAS, Wis. (Tribune News Service) — Views of her surroundings were difficult in the growing darkness, but Emily Shilts knew right away Flo...

Chinese fighter jets to control drones in battle by satellite in five years

defence.pk 20 Sep '17, 3am

Chinese fighter jets to control drones in battle by satellite in five years: experts 2017-09-20 09:43 Global Times Editor: Li Yan China's fig...

#Turkey Deploys Armored #Military Vehicles and Troops Along #Syrian Border

theantimedia.org 19 Sep '17, 3pm
#Turkey Deploys Armored #Military Vehicles and Troops Along #Syrian Border

— In a move rebel officials say is part of the de-escalation deal reached at Astana peace talks, Turkey has begun massing troops and armored ...

#Deployed civil engineers vital to mission success overseas. Here's how:

af.mil 19 Sep '17, 4pm
#Deployed civil engineers vital to mission success overseas. Here's how:

Maintaining an airfield is never an easy task, especially when it’s one of the busiest in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of respons...

DoD Celebrates Constitution and Citizenship Days, Constitution Week

defense.gov 19 Sep '17, 3pm
DoD Celebrates Constitution and Citizenship Days, Constitution Week

Earning the title "Marine" can also help non-U.S. citizens earn the rights and privileges of ...

WATCH: @Boeing remains confident an award for the T-X trainer will be handed ...

defensenews.com 19 Sep '17, 6pm

Boeing's Tom Conard says the company's clean-sheet design for its T-X trainer will "give the ...

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