Ranchers request Air Force flight information

By Kevin Burbach Casper Star-Tribune The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association’s request to officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base this week addresses the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex, which roughly quadrupled the training airspace to nearly 35,000 square miles in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming — the largest over the continental U.S. Stockgrowers President Bill Kluck said Air Force officials committed to making flight information available to ranchers who fly small aircraft ... More
Happy 75th birthday, USO!

Happy 75th birthday, USO!

By Rachel Engel M1 Staff Seventy five years ago, on Feb. 4, 1941, President Roosevelt declared the unity of several charitabl ... More

Retirement of A-10 Thunderbolt II pushed to 2022

By David Wichner The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson The Pentagon will delay until 2022 its plan to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jet, a mainstay at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday. During a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Carter said the agency's requested $582.7 billion defense budget defers the final retirement of the A-10 "Warthog" until 2022, replacing it with F-35 ... More

Europe welcomes larger US military presence

By Rick Lyman The New York Times BUDAPEST — The Obama administration’s plans to quadruple military spending in Central and Eastern Europe, largely in response to recent aggression in Ukraine and elsewhere by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, was greeted warmly but warily in the region on Tuesday. Mr. Putin’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and his continued support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine — along with provocative incursions into Ukraine’s airspace, incr ... More