An Iraqi pilot conducting flight training out of Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ, was killed in a crash on Tuesday.
Maj. Noor Faleh Rassan Al-Khazali was killed when he crashed an F-16 he was piloting Tuesday afternoon in Arizona, the Iraqi military said in a statement.
The aircraft was reportedly owned by Read more
Apparently attempting to avoid the sometimes common stigma of “dial a special interest” month, Davis Monthan Air Force Base opted to have a “cultural awareness festival” that combined the celebrations of a variety of “diversities” normally held in different months:
The festival, titled Strengthening Resiliency through Diversity, was held as an alternative to the Department of Defense supported-observances by combining all monthly observances into a family-friendly, annual event…
The article listed some of the represented “diversities” as Read more
In a relatively rare occurrence for the big bomber, the US Air Force un-mothballed a 50-year-old B-52 from the storage base in Tucson, AZ, and flew it to Barksdale AFB:
The 53-year-old Stratofortress, tail number 61-1007, nicknamed the “Ghost Rider” had been in storage at the desert in the care of [AMARG] since 2008…Ghost Rider, after upgrades, will become the first B-52 to return to duty from the Boneyard.
The plane was reportedly revived to replace Read more
Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee due to wounds received in Iraq, writes at The Blaze that he was shocked to see a homosexual ‘rainbow American flag’ adorning a home on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base two weeks ago:
It was an American flag with rainbow stripes instead of the standard red and white stripes flying high on a two story house…on government property…
Everyone is free to express their sexual preferences in the Military in any way they want, but this flag flying on a military base is in violation of Title 4 of the U.S. Code…
The moment the flag took on the union stars is where it becomes a violation, with my understanding of the U.S. Code.
Kolfage says he received the following reply Read more
A Davis-Monthan official article highlighted US Air Force SSgt Asad Abdul Muhammad, apparently for no other reason than he is a Muslim and his wife is not:
Abdul Muhammad, being the only Muslim in his household, was the only one who participated in Ramadan.
“The kids didn’t notice it much,” Abdul Muhammad said…
Abdul Muhammad’s wife is a Catholic, who is very interested in other religions, and teaches their children about the different options they have.
The article notes the family teaches all religions at home: Read more
Sohiel Omar Kabir is a former US Air Force Airman who has been arrested in Afghanistan for recruiting and plotting terrorist attacks against US interests, including US military facilities in Afghanistan.
Kabir, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2001. He spent some time at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., pulling aircraft or vehicle parts from a supply store. He was administratively separated for unknown reasons Read more
As noted here several months ago, the Air Force awarded a contract and has now begun refurbishing boneyard F-16s to create new target aircraft.
An AF.mil article documents the efforts by maintainers at the boneyard at Davis-Monthan, where the aircraft are kept in “recoverable storage.” According to the report, three F-16s are already at Boeing for conversion, with three more shortly to follow.