Air Force http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Sequester Means St. Louis Gets An Extra Dose Of Regional Air Force Band http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sequester-means-st-louis-gets-extra-dose-regional-air-force-band <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The so-called sequester is going to take some military pomp out of summer events across the country.</span></p><p>Budget cuts have forced the Golden Knights, the Army’s signature parachute team, to cancel several of its performances.</p><p>The same goes for the The Navy’s Blue Angels.</p><p>Military bands aren’t immune from the cuts, either; travel restrictions have forced them to cancel shows from coast to coast.</p><p>But in a twist, we’re going to be seeing the local Air Force band a whole lot more than we normally would. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 26878 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Sequester Means St. Louis Gets An Extra Dose Of Regional Air Force Band Scott AFB Pilot Among 4 Killed In Afghanistan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scott-afb-pilot-among-4-killed-afghanistan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Defense says one of four Air Force members killed in a weekend plane crash in Afghanistan was a pilot who had been stationed at Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The department says 28-year-old </span>Capt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Brandon </span>Cyr<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Woodbridge, </span>Va<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., died in Saturday's crash of an Air Force MC-12 aircraft.</span></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:44:29 +0000 The Associated Press, Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 25910 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scott AFB Pilot Among 4 Killed In Afghanistan Scott AFB to be featured on "Modern Marvels" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scott-afb-be-featured-modern-marvels <p>Ever wonder how all of the items required get to every single branch of the American military?</p><p>That would be the job of the <a href="http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/dod/transcom.htm">U.S. Transportation Command</a>, based at <a href="http://www.scott.af.mil/">Scott Air Force Base</a> near Belleville, Ill.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/01/13/1549706/scott-air-force-base-units-to.html">Belleville News Democrat reports</a> that the work the men and women at U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base do every day will be featured Friday on the television program Modern Marvels.</p><p>According to the paper the episode will highlight "Packaging" and explore the technology and ingenuity required to create and sustain movement of goods.</p><p>The hour long show will air at 8 p.m on Friday, Jan. 13 and is <a href="http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels">available online</a> after it airs.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:11:11 +0000 Kelsey Proud 315 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scott AFB to be featured on "Modern Marvels" Boeing gets backing on tanker deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-gets-backing-tanker-deal-3 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "https://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <!-- mceTmplBegins --><html><body> <p> The Air Force erred by failing to assess the bids according to the criteria it had set out and improperly gave credit to Northrup for exceeding requirements, according to a New York Times report. </p> <p> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/business/19tanker.html?hp" target="_blank">Click here for complete New York Times article.</a> </p> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 04:00:00 +0000 News organizations 37229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org