COMBAT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMBAT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hill Air Force Base announces when F-35 will land in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58458685-200/force-base-hill-fighter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58458685-200/force-base-hill-fighter.html.csp">Hill Air Force Base announces when F-35 will land in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T07:19:03.585-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 07:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Air Force says a squadron of its new combat jet, the F-35, will arrive in Utah in September 2015. The aircraft’s arrival will add 475 jobs to the base while Hill and its units transition from flying and maintaining F-16s to the F-35s, according to information provided last week. Those 475 jobs include airmen and civilians, from the pilots who fly the F-35 to construction workers building new hangars. “If you come to the base, it’s pretty torn up,” said Nathan Simmons, a spokesman for the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458685@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:19:03 MDT Army opens Ranger school to women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434080-68/women-ranger-jobs-army.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434080-68/women-ranger-jobs-army.html.csp">Army opens Ranger school to women</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T16:51:17.85-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday that he believes he will be able to put women in the Ranger course next spring. While completing the leadership course would let women wear the coveted Ranger tab, it does not let them become members of the Ranger regiment. Currently only men can be in the 75th Ranger Regiment ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584340802014-09-19T16:51:17.85-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T16:51:17.85-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434080@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:51:17 MDT Bloomberg View: Mission creep in Iraq? Not http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428638-82/dempsey-mission-creep-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428638-82/dempsey-mission-creep-iraq.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Mission creep in Iraq? Not</a></h4>