Tag: Air Force

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Air Force sergeant reunited with family at Squirrels game

The Richmond Flying Squirrels assisted in an emotional surprise homecoming for Air Force Tech Sergeant Rob Champine.


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Air Force space commander testifies to Wallops Island’s importance

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) used a recent hearing to ask the head of Air Force Space Command about the value of Wallops Island.


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Virginia delegation urges Air Force to locate cyber operations squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) along with U.S. Reps. Scott Rigell (R-VA-2), Bobby Scott (D-VA-3), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Rob Wittman (R-VA-1), and Randy Forbes (R-VA-4), requested that the Air Force Space Command strongly consider locating a Cyber Operations Squadron (COS) at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE).


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s cybersecurity announcements

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, released the following statement on the new cybersecurity initiatives announced by President Obama in Arlington on Tuesday.


UVA offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim named VMI head football coach

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Sunday that Scott Wachenheim has been named head football coach and will begin his duties immediately.


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Air Force Office of Scientific Research funds Virginia Tech research into advanced materials

Giti Khodaparast, a professor at Virginia Tech, has been awarded $1,199,998 by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe “Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of Electro-Optic and Magneto-Electric Materials.”


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Kaine calls on Congress to debate, vote on ISIL mission before adjournment

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his months-long call for Congress to debate and vote on U.S. military action against ISIL – a mission that has gone on since August without congressional authorization.


Late Army rally pushes Knights past VMI basketball

The VMI Keydets rallied from a 12-point second half deficit to take a six-point lead with four minutes to go, but the Army Black Knights finished the game on a 15-3 run and went on to win the All-Military Classic, 92-86.


Over 210,000 Virginians submit comments in support of curbing carbon pollution

Since the EPA first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.


VMI athletics director Dave Diles on Air Force Academy job

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles issued the following statement on Sunday regarding recent reports that listed him as a candidate in the Air Force Academy AD search.


VMI Basketball: Times announced for 2014-15 All-Military Classic

Times have been announced for the 2014-15 All-Military Classic basketball tournament, which will feature VMI, The Citadel, Army and Air Force, and will be contested Nov. 14 and 15 at West Point, N.Y.


World War I expert to speak at Bridgewater College

This year – 2014 – marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Randy Forbes: The real story of the man who carried the maps

“…I was the man that carried the maps…” That’s how William Loncaric described his role the day they stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy.


McAuliffe announces second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the recipients of the second round of Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund grants.


104th Fighter Wing to honor Lt Col Fontenot’s service

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at Barnes Air National Guard Base, for Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C jet crashed in Deerfield, Va., last week.


Identity of pilot killed in military plane crash released

Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.


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Search for missing pilot narrowed to Crawford Mountain area

The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot continues near the crash site in the Washington National Forest near Deerfield Valley, Virginia.


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Search for missing pilot in Deerfield crash continues

The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot expands with additional Air Force resources in the George Washington National Forest near Deerfield.


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No news is the news in F-15 crash in Deerfield

Search crews are expected to work through the night as the search continues for a pilot still presumed to have ejected from an F-15C Air Force jet that crashed in Deerfield Wednesday morning.


National Radio Quiet Zone hampering effort to find downed Air Force pilot?

The search continues for an Air Force pilot who may have ejected from an F-15C that crashed in Deerfield Wednesday morning. Is the National Radio Quiet Zone hampering the search effort?


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VMI releases 2014-2015 basketball schedule

Head Basketball Coach Duggar Baucom has announced the 2014-15 VMI basketball schedule.


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VMI lacrosse raises more than $8,000 for Wounded Warrior Project

A cause near and dear to the program, the VMI men’s lacrosse team raised over $8,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project during the 2014 season, setting a team record.


Virginia delegation meets with Air Force on proposed Langley-Eustis personnel reductions

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Scott Rigell (R-2nd) and Bobby Scott (D-3rd) today met with U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary Kathleen Ferguson, Deputy Chief Management Officer Mr. Bill Booth and Major General Theresa Carter for a briefing on proposed personnel reductions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.


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Warner leads group urging Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

In a bipartisan letter to President Obama, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) urged the President to strongly oppose the sale of French warships to Russia.


Virginia delegation pushes Langley-Eustis for new Air Force facility

In a joint letter, U.S. Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine and U.S. Congressmen Bobby Scott, Randy Forbes, Scott Rigell and Rob Wittman urged Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James to consider Virginia’s Joint Base Langley-Eustis as a location for the future Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).


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Bob Goodlatte and term limits: Time to forgive and move on

Every two years, Bob Goodlatte is reminded of a campaign promise he made way back in 1992, when he was making his first bid for the Sixth District congressional seat.


virginia general assembly

Two more Democratic state legislators resign

Democratic State Dels. Robert Brink and Algie Howell announced their resignations from the Virginia House of Delegates on Friday.


Virginians applaud new federal carbon pollution protections

Today, representatives of Virginia business, national security, health and agricultural sectors joined environmental advocates in praising the newly announced carbon pollution limits for existing power plants as necessary public health and security safeguards, and a beneficial economic driver.


UVA Athletics

UVa. men’s lacrosse earns NCAA berth, hosts Johns Hopkins on Sunday

UVa. has received a bid to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship as the No. 8 seed and will host Johns Hopkins in the first round on Sunday, May 11 at 1 p.m., at Klöckner Stadium.


Is that it for Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik?

Jeff Bzdelik may yet coach another game at Wake Forest, if the program gets an unexpected NIT berth, or decides to play in one of those not-even-NIT tournaments that do no one any good.


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New UVA concussion clinic opens Jan. 17

To provide easier access to comprehensive care for patients with concussions and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), University of Virginia Health System is opening the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Clinic on Friday, Jan. 17.


UVA Athletics

Mike London names Jerome ‘Jappy’ Oliver defensive line coach

Virginia head football coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Jerome “Jappy” Oliver as defensive line coach. Oliver replaces Vincent Brown, who resigned his position with the Virginia football program to accept a coaching position at Connecticut.


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VMI basketball tops Air Force, 71-63, to capture All-Military Classic

Behind a combined 55 points from their three leading scorers – D.J. Covington, QJ Peterson and Rodney Glasgow – the VMI Keydets claimed the All-Military Classic championship with a 71-63 win over the Air Force Falcons Saturday evening at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va.


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VMI storms back, defeats Citadel, 82-71

The Citadel Bulldogs took a 13-point first half lead, but the VMI Keydets stormed back behind QJ Peterson’s 25 points and went on to an 82-71 victory in the second game of the All-Military Classic Friday afternoon at Cameron Hall.


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Tim Kaine: Time to end sequestration

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Budget Conference Committee, called for an end to sequestration and urged his committee colleagues to find a sensible solution that would reverse the across-the board-cuts in remarks to the committee on Wednesday.


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Sen. Tim Kaine joins two Senate measures to end sexual assaults in military

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, joined two measures today to combat sexual assault in the military in the wake of continuing reports of increased anecdotal and systemic failures to adequately address unwanted sexual contact within the military.


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Tim Kaine: Stakes are ‘enormously high’ for Air Force to address sexual assault

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, pressed top United States Air Force officials in a hearing today on the issue of sexual assault in the military including the arrest of Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, chief of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response branch, on charges of sexual battery in Arlington, Virginia. In his questioning, Kaine expressed his concern over the signal these news accounts send to current and future servicemembers, noting his recent visit with female cadets at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.


New commandant building new culture at FMS

Dean Danas isn’t the drill sergeant from “Full Metal Jacket.” He won’t dress you down in front of the world. The new Fishburne Military School commandant prefers to take cadets aside for quiet, but purposeful, one-on-ones. “I tell them, I’m not here to judge you. I’m here to evaluate you. And there’s a big difference […]


Focus | The next UVa. football coach

  Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Before we get to the next UVa. football coach topic, I have a commentary on a point raised in Daily Progress sports editor Jerry Ratcliffe’s column on the sacking of Al Groh. Ratcliffe wrote that it was “bush league” for the athletics department to have informed the news media […]