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  • Documenting a tragedy: Global Strike historian recalls Khobar Towers

    Yancy Mailes, the Air Force Global Strike Command historian, was a 27-year-old staff sergeant at the time. It was June 25, 1996, and he had been the wing’s historian for three months. With little training and less experience, he found himself as one of the key contributors to documenting the tragedy of Khobar Towers, in 19 Airmen were killed and more than 350 others were injured during the terrorist attack.
  • BLUE: Khobar Towers

    Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE. On June 25, 1996, the U.S. Air Force experienced one of the most horrific attacks in its history. Three Airmen look back on the incident and how it changed them and the Air Force -- forever.
  • 20 years later: Remembering the attack on Khobar Towers

    The terrorist attack of Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996, killed 19 Airmen and left more than 350 injured. Now 20 years later, three victims tell their stories and what they witnessed.
  • EUCOM implements travel restrictions to Brussels

    As a precautionary measure to keep personnel and families safe in light of the March 22 attacks, U.S. European Command has implemented travel restrictions to Brussels, Belgium.
  • Airman, family injured in Brussels bombings

    A U.S. Airman from Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands and members of the Airman’s family were injured in an attack at the Brussels airport March 22, Air Force officials confirmed.
  • US, Turkey finalizing details of anti-ISIL airstrikes

    The U.S. and Turkey are finalizing details of Turkey’s recently announced participation in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said here Aug. 14.
  • SecAF addresses priorities at Aspen Security Forum

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James discussed her top national and homeland security issues, as well as current personnel challenges, during a Q-and-A session with Fox News at the sixth annual, three-day Aspen Security Forum in Colorado July 24.
  • F-22 Raptor brings unique capabilities to the coalition fight against ISIL

    The Air Force’s fifth generation fighter, the F-22 Raptor made its combat debut with its first strike on enemy ground targets in the fight against, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the most recent joint coalition campaign.
  • 'Decisive' air power thwarts ISIL's capabilities, official says

    Air power has stymied Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, with the Air Force accomplishing 74 percent of the more than 240 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8, a senior Air Force official told reporters at the Pentagon Sept. 29.
  • U.S. military, partner nations conduct airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

    U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Sept. 26 and 27, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces used attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
  • Hagel: Defeating ISIL is long-term endeavor

    Defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant will require a long-term commitment by the United States and its allies on many fronts and will not be achieved by airstrikes alone, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters Sept. 26.
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