Air force

Boeing officially unveiled its new $115 million factory for the V-22 Osprey.
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Jim Melwert
August 01, 2019 - 2:01 pm
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Boeing officially unveiled its new $115 million factory for the V-22 Osprey. The new facility opens on Boeing’s 330-acre campus in Ridley Township about a year after Boeing signed a $4 billion deal with the Department of Defense to continue building the...
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Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked next to the Lincoln Memorial before President Donald Trump's "Salute to America," event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington.
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July 03, 2019 - 7:45 am
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor and Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's...
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President Donald Trump greets troops after speaking at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 30, 2019 - 8:50 am
UPDATED: 10:39 a.m. By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House,...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, second from left, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, April 11, 2019, on the proposed Space Force.
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April 11, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal for creating a Space Force as a new military service encountered bipartisan skepticism in the Senate on Thursday, with several lawmakers questioning the need for expanding the military bureaucracy...
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President Donald Trump pauses during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington.
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February 19, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump...
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A flight of Apache and Blackhawk helicopter from the Idaho National Guard perform a fly over prior to the first half against the Idaho Vandals at Bronco Stadium.
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Ian Bush
September 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia area is the winner in the race to replace the U.S. military's Vietnam-era Huey helicopter. Boeing in Ridley Park will fit the chopper made by Leonardo in Northeast Philly with what the Air Force needs to guard nuclear weapons. "It's certainly fast. It...
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More than 70 pounds of coffee were donated and packed up.
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Mike Dougherty
August 16, 2018 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When Bernie Strain's son, Brian, who is serving overseas, reached out for some comforts of home, Councilman David Oh and local ShopRite owners stepped in. Brian Strain, a master sergeant in the Air Force, mentioned to his father in Roxborough that the coffee they...
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In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a swearing in ceremony for Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
August 04, 2018 - 12:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and...
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