Author: Jordan Williams

Air Force finds aircraft’s crew ‘acted appropriately’ despite human remains found in wheel well

The Air Force has cleared the crew of a C-17 aircraft for departing Afghanistan during the U.S.’s withdrawal from the country even though human remains were found in the wheel well of plane. In an emailed statement issued Monday, Air Force spokesperson Anne Stefanek said an internal investigation found that the crew “acted appropriately and…

Austin warns Chinese counterpart against actions on Taiwan in first meeting

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned his Chinese counterpart that Beijing must “refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan” during their first face-to-face meeting on Friday. Austin met with China’s Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, according to a statement from the Pentagon. Austin reiterated…

Navy identifies fighter pilot killed in California crash

The Navy has identified the fighter pilot who died after his jet crashed near Trona, Calif., last week. In a statement on Sunday, the service identified the pilot as Lt. Richard Bullock, who was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 113 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.   Bullock was flying a routine training mission…

US sending advanced rocket systems to Ukraine

The Biden administration will send long-range rocket systems as part of a $700 million weapons package to Ukraine, senior administration officials told reporters on Tuesday night. The new package is set to include High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and munitions to allow Ukrainians to more precisely strike targets from a greater distance inside of…