Air Force

Air Force Band
4:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

The Sequester Means St. Louis Gets An Extra Dose Of Regional Air Force Band

Senior Airman Carmen Emborski performs with the Air Force Band of Mid-America at East St. Louis High School.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

The so-called sequester is going to take some military pomp out of summer events across the country.

Budget cuts have forced the Golden Knights, the Army’s signature parachute team, to cancel several of its performances.

The same goes for the The Navy’s Blue Angels.

Military bands aren’t immune from the cuts, either; travel restrictions have forced them to cancel shows from coast to coast.

But in a twist, we’re going to be seeing the local Air Force band a whole lot more than we normally would.  

Working on local relationships

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Scott Air Force Base
4:44 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Scott AFB Pilot Among 4 Killed In Afghanistan

28-year-old Capt. Brandon Cyr of Woodbridge, Va. Cyr had been stationed at Scott Air Force Base and died in a weekend plane crash in Afghanistan.
(Scott Air Force Base)

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.

The department says 28-year-old Capt. Brandon Cyr of Woodbridge, Va., died in Saturday's crash of an Air Force MC-12 aircraft.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The Pentagon says there were no reports of enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.

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Scott Air Force Base
11:11 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Scott AFB to be featured on "Modern Marvels"

The Belleville Gate entrance to Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, Ill. (via Wikimedia commons/SSGT CHAD R. GANN, USAF)

Ever wonder how all of the items required get to every single branch of the American military?

That would be the job of the U.S. Transportation Command, based at Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, Ill.

The Belleville News Democrat reports 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.

According to the paper the episode will highlight "Packaging" and explore the technology and ingenuity required to create and sustain movement of goods.

The hour long show will air at 8 p.m on Friday, Jan. 13 and is available online after it airs.

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Boeing gets backing on tanker deal
11:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Boeing gets backing on tanker deal

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.

Click here for complete New York Times article.

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