Archive for September 1st, 2017

Watch President Reagan present the Medal of Honor to William J. “Bill” Crawford

Posted in Air Force, Army on September 1st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Watch President Reagan present the Medal of Honor to William J. “Bill” Crawford

The official YouTube channel for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum recently uploaded the video of President Reagan at the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy Graduation on May 30, 1984. It was at that graduation ceremony that William John “Bill” Crawford – then working as a janitor at the academy – was presented his Medal of Honor for gallantry actions in Italy, 1943.

Pentagon blocks Turkish request to hire F-16 instructors from Pakistan

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The coup in Turkey last year has thinned the ranks of its F-16 pilots and Turkey had wanted to recruit instructors from Pakistan to train more pilots. However, the move has been blocked by the Pentagon.

Turkish Air Force F-16C Block 50 MOD 45157793
Photo: SAC Helen Farrer RAF Mobile News Team/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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RCAF CF-18s have taken over NATO Air Policing mission in Romania

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The Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 detachment at Mihail Kogalniceau Airbase, Romania for NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission has been declared fully operational.

31 August 2017, Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romaina - The Royal Canadian Air Force commences their enhanced Air Policing Mission as part of NATO's Assurance Measures to Romania. A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18. Photo: Christian Timmig, HQ AIRCOM PA

31 August 2017, Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romaina – The Royal Canadian Air Force commences their enhanced Air Policing Mission as part of NATO’s Assurance Measures to Romania. A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18. Photo: Christian Timmig, HQ AIRCOM PA


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Russia has started training Egypt’s Ka-52K pilots

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Chief Designer of the Kamov Design Bureau Sergei Mikheyev told TASS on Aug. 28 that Ka-52K pilots slated to operate the naval rotorcraft aboard Egypt’s Mistral-class amphibious assault ships will undergo training in Russia.


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Japan wants AN/SPY-6 for its Aegis Ashore installations

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Reuters reported that Japan has requested to buy the Raytheon AN/SPY-6 active electronically scanned array air and missile defense 3D radar for its proposed Aegis Ashore installations.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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