"[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces," Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told the Washington Post on Friday. "The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."
The Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets is fine PAO-speak, but in an era of Facebook-fueled nutjobs, such a statement is the Pavlovian equivalent of come at me, bro.
And while Air Force security forces likely are likely worried about other virgin-related security risks, there are certainly a few joke threats worth keeping a watchful eye out for — namely, this would-be intruder with some sick combo Darth Maul-Boba Fett armor:
"Storming Area 51? Now that's a real cause," our armored hero said in a spectacular address to the nation last week. "That's where all us humans should be coming together. Let's put aside our our differences. Black, white, gay, straight, politics; none of that shit matters."
"What truly matters is getting to Area 51, busting through their shit, and clapping some alien ass cheeks," the modern-day Uncle Sam concluded. "That's what I stand for, and that's what I want you to stand for."
Reminder: the warning signs surrounding Area 51 explicitly state that "use of deadly force is authorized." Let's hope this booty-hungry insurgent's armor is better than the original Boba Fett for, uh, obvious reasons:
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.