A 101-year-old World War II veteran flew to Colorado this week to commission his grandson at the young man's Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. The photos from the event are simply wonderful.
Army Air Force veteran Walter Kloc commissioned his grandson Joseph Kloc.
Let's think about our historical moments for a second. This is almost certainly the last time a WWII vet will participate in their grandson or granddaughter's commissioning ceremony. Hell, it's probably the last time a WWII veteran will participate in a great-grandson or great-granddaughter's commissioning ceremony.
Walter's appearance in Colorado Springs was an increasingly rare opportunity for the next generation of military officers to connect with their WWII predecessors.
Walter's son (and Joseph's dad) William traveled with his dad from Amherst, New York for the graduation. William told local TV station WGRZ that Walter served as both a bombardier and a pilot for the Army Air Force during WWII.
Just how old is Walter? When he was born, the United States was fighting in World War I. He's so old that he was able to enjoy an automotive industry career with General Motors. He likely retired in the early 1980s, long before many of you were even born.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.
In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.