• Celebrated Military Air Show Canceled over Coronavirus Concerns

    A biennial air show that typically draws hundreds of thousands of people to March Air Reserve Base will not be held as planned this month because of growing anxiety about the potential spread of novel coronavirus in Riverside County, base officials announced Wednesday. “After several meetings and conversations with local civilian and military health officials, […]

  • Military suicides continue to rise

    Deaths by suicide in the US military continue to rise with 541 service members dying in 2018, according to a Pentagon report issued Thursday. Military leaders are continuing to express concern and frustration about the rising number of deaths as they attempt to understand why the numbers are increasing. “I wish I could tell you we have […]

  • Robotic fighter jets could soon join military pilots on combat missions

    Military pilots may soon have a new kind of wingman to depend upon: not flesh-and-blood pilots but fast-flying, sensor-studded aerial drones that fly into combat to scout enemy targets and draw enemy fire that otherwise would be directed at human-piloted aircraft. War planners see these robotic wingmen as a way to amplify air power while […]

  • Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

    World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 99. Friend’s daughter, Karen Friend Crumlich, told The Desert Sun her father died Friday at a Southern California hospital. Born in South Carolina on 1920’s leap day, Friend flew 142 combat […]

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