Military exercises being held at Hollywood Burbank Airport

Reserve citizen airmen from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base are participating in military exercises through Monday at the Hollywood Burbank Airport. During the exercise, participants will be in military uniforms loading and unloading military aircraft with engines running. While the activities may appear realistic, the public should be notified that …

U.S. Army Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons and Equipment

The U.S. Army failed to properly monitor more than $1 billion worth of arms transfers in Iraq and Kuwait, according to a declassified government audit obtained by Amnesty International released Wednesday. “This audit provides a worrying insight into the U.S. Army’s flawed—and potentially dangerous—system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely …

Boise residents sue the Air Force over proposed training above Idaho cities

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho — The U.S. Air Force is facing a lawsuit that seeks to halt proposed training exercises over nine cities in southern Idaho, according to court documents. Those cities include Boise, Mountain Home, Burley, Twin Falls, Grand View, Bruneau, Glenns Ferry, Hammett, and the Mountain Home Air Force Base. The complaint was filed Monday in …

Russian Mi-24 making unbelievable running takeoff

The Mil Mi-24 (Russian: Миль Ми-24; NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers.[1] It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force and its successors, along with more than 30 other nations. In NATO circles, the export versions, Mi-25 and Mi-35, are denoted with a letter suffix as "Hind D" and "Hind …