30 Aug '12, 3pm

US commander: F-22 stealth fighters '100 percent' safe

US commander: F-22 stealth fighters '100 percent' safe

The six-month mission is a key test for the fighters, which have been the focus of intensive investigations over potentially deadly breathing problems in the cockpit. Following more than a dozen incidents in which pilots said they were having symptoms suggesting they were not getting enough oxygen, and a fatal crash in 2010 that has since been ruled primarily a case of pilot error, the F-22 fleet was grounded for several months last year. It was put under restrictions again in May after two pilots came forward with claims that the aircraft weren't safe to fly. Brig. Gen. Matthew Molloy, commander of the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa, said there have been no incidents with the F-22s since they arrived in Japan late last month, just days after U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced he was easing the restrictions. The planes have been flying alm...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-commander-f-22-ste...

Tweets

US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 8 AQAP fi...

longwarjournal.org 31 Aug '12, 8pm

US drones carried out the second strike in Yemen in three days, killing eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters a...

As we wrap up 101 Days of Summer, be sure you're staying safe on the road!

As we wrap up 101 Days of Summer, be sure you'r...

defense.gov 02 Sep '12, 1pm

The Defense Department marks the start of prime motorcycle riding weather by designating each May as Motorcycle Safety Mon...

National Commander Fang Wong stresses importanc...

legion.org 30 Aug '12, 3pm

An election for new national commander of The American Legion was looming when current National Commander Fang A. Wong too...

Captive US #soldier safe, says #Haqqani commander

Captive US #soldier safe, says #Haqqani commander

stripes.com 08 Sep '12, 7pm

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl of Ketchum, Idaho, will not be harmed, a senior member of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network said Sa...

In Retrospect: Air Jordan 3 "Stealth"

In Retrospect: Air Jordan 3 "Stealth"

nicekicks.com 03 Sep '12, 6pm

The sheer amount of releases should be a clue as to how popular of a model the Air Jordan 3 is. In 2011, we saw the “True ...

Japan's Next Fighters: F-35 Wins The F-X Compet...

defenseindustrydaily.com 08 Sep '12, 11pm

Sept 6/12: Buy 4, for much more. More cost hikes for Japan, as defense officials Defense Ministry officials cite “lower pr...

US Report Recommending Hosting of US Carrier Fo...

defense-update.com 31 Aug '12, 3am

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is aided by harbor tugs as it enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a port visi...

Dangerous Pakistani Taliban commander thought k...

longwarjournal.org 29 Aug '12, 1pm

A Pakistani Taliban leader who has been responsible for numerous attacks and kidnappings in the tribal areas is rumored to...