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Air Force Legend Chuck Yeager Broke the Sound Barrier–but Was He Really the First in History?

Air Force Legend Chuck Yeager Broke the Sound Barrier–but Was He Really the First in History?

BY LOUISE BEVAN Trailblazing U.S. Air Force pilot Charles “Chuck” Elwood Yeager made history in 1947 as the first person to break the sound barrier in level flight. His triumph inspired a book and a movie, while the decorated flight pilot’s career soared for seven decades. Yeager enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941 and gained a […]

Retired Military Dogs in Need of Forever Homes–and Air Force Seeks Loving Owners to Adopt Them

Retired Military Dogs in Need of Forever Homes–and Air Force Seeks Loving Owners to Adopt Them

BY ROBERT JAY WATSON While the general public is slowly becoming more aware of the issue of supporting veterans returning from combat zones, there’s one demographic that’s hardly on the radar at all: military working dogs (MWDs). These canines, once dedicated to defending their fellow soldiers, served on the front lines in conflict zones and are in need […]

Nancy Pelsoi Charged the Air Force Nearly $200K to Fly Her Family and Other Lawmakers to Italy and Ukraine

Nancy Pelsoi Charged the Air Force Nearly $200K to Fly Her Family and Other Lawmakers to Italy and Ukraine

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional delegation (CODEL) to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after President Donald Trump banned her from using military aircraft, but the trip would not have been the first time she used Air Force money to travel the world. Pelosi’s trip […]

DOD OIG Says Air Force Missed 4 Opportunities to Report Texas Church Shooter to FBI

DOD OIG Says Air Force Missed 4 Opportunities to Report Texas Church Shooter to FBI

Kerry Picket | Reporter . The Department of Defense Office of The Inspector General revealed in an investigative report Thursday the U.S. Air Force (USAF) failed to submit the Sutherland Spring, Texas, shooter’s criminal information into the FBI database four separate times. “Specifically, we determined that the USAF had four opportunities to collect and submit Kelley’s fingerprints to the […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | Revenge of the Trailer Trash

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | Revenge of the Trailer Trash

  By L. Neil Smith I don’t believe that I’ve ever written about this subject before. I’m not much given to autobiography. I’m certainly not ashamed of it, I just never thought it was relevant. Even now, I don’t know exactly why I’m setting this down on “paper”. It just makes me very happy to do so. Whereas the […]

United States Service Academy Information Night | What’s In Your Future?

United States Service Academy Information Night | What’s In Your Future?

Do you know a student in Ventura County interested in attending a U.S. service academy? I am hosting a Service Academy Information Night on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ventura High School Cafeteria (2 N. Catalina Street, Ventura, CA 93001) to help students and their families learn more about attending a service academy and the Congressional […]

Air Force Ships 300 Doctors, Staff To Florida As Hurricane Irma Rages

Air Force Ships 300 Doctors, Staff To Florida As Hurricane Irma Rages

The Air Force has shipped 300 doctors and support staff to Florida to help out with medical care as Hurricane Irma rages up the coast. Four C-17 Globemaster III’s began moving Air Force medical personnel into the heart of Florida near midnight Saturday, just as many residents of the state were evacuating as fast as […]

Air Force Can’t Get Its Suicide Rate Under Control

Air Force Can’t Get Its Suicide Rate Under Control