On Friday, a group of Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System crewmen gathered near a C-130 parked in a hangar at Peterson Air Force Base. They shared stories of past missions, explained how the MAFFS works and prepared for their annual training. The group of Air Force reservists will head to Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in California on Tuesday for a week of instruction.
Gen. Vincent Brooks warned of rising challenges as he took the helm of U.S. Forces in Korea on Saturday, while North Korea reportedly called joint military exercises in the South "tantamount to an open declaration of war."
“I am very sure about how EUCOM needs to change,” Breedlove said during a recent exit interview with Stars and Stripes. “This headquarters shrank and changed from a war-fighting headquarters to a building-partnership-capacity, engagement kind of headquarters.”
An Air Force officer arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation approached a woman shopping at a Colorado Springs mall earlier this month and asked her to pose nude for his modeling website, not knowing that she, too, was an Air Force officer, according to his arrest affidavit obtained Wednesday.
Gen. David Goldfein has been nominated to become the new top officer in the Air Force, nearly 17 years after he survived being shot down in an F-16C fighter jet while flying a combat mission over Serbia.
Once it's complete, a new fleet of KC-46 tanker planes is expected to give the U.S. Air Force a more effective option for refueling its other planes midflight. But production of the new planes has been fraught with setbacks.
When he wasn't casting a line with his father, fishing the lakes of Maryland and the Midwest, Airman Nathaniel McDavitt and his mother did volunteer work. They handed out clothes and helped with the cleanup of Hurricane Sandy.
As Langley Air Force Base celebrates its 100th year, Air Force Capt. Nick Eberling can appreciate the early daredevils of the sky who formed the foundation of American air power. After all, Eberling makes his living flying upside-down at treetop level just under the speed of sound with another aircraft about 3 feet away.
Desmond Alvis Martin, 29, is charged in the sexual assaults of three women in Colorado Springs, all of them attacked in July and August by a man in a home-made ski mask who brandished a black pistol and spoke with a calm voice.
Before Lockheed Martin cranked up the F-35 program, it built the F-22 fighter jet, a supersonic stealth aircraft designed during the Cold War. The program was shut down after then-defense Secretary Robert Gates decided in 2009 to hold production to 187 jets, well short of the program’s goal of 381 aircraft.
Authorities will continue their search today for a servicemember assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command who disappeared after diving into the waters of Tampa Bay, about two miles west of Little Harbor in Ruskin.
Pilot errors involving a misplaced hard shell case for night vision goggles are being blamed for the Oct. 2 crash of an Air Force C-130J air cargo plane during a takeoff from Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The crash killed 11 people onboard upon impact, according to a statement issued by the Air Mobility Command.
Air Force Research Laboratory work on key technologies in hypersonic air vehicles, directed-energy weapons and autonomy, or human-machine teaming, will be “game-changers” in a renewed Pentagon push to counter new threats around the globe, according to a top military commander.
A week after Lt. Col. William “Bill” Schroeder was killed in a murder-suicide that rocked Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the Air Force gave him a final salute Friday, complete with an honor cordon of 700 new basic training graduates.
While the Government Accountability Office has released two reports saying the F-35 continues to be plagued with cost and schedule problems, the fighter jet’s program office says the information is out of context and misleading.
MacDill Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary. A lot has changed over the years. MacDill went from training crews to fly B-17 Flying Fortress and B-26 Marauder bombers to B-29 Superfortresses, B-47 Stratojets and F-84, F-4 and F-16 fighters. It now is home to two wings that fly KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling jets.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president nominated Hawaii-based Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson for appointment to lead U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado.
The Ohio Air National Guard base at the Toledo Express Airport is one of 18 facilities nationwide that the Air Force will consider for either of two planned F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jet bases within the National Guard system, military officials announced.
A retired Air Force enlisted member was arrested April 9 at a park on Robins Air Force Base, Ga., where he allegedly agreed to meet whom he thought was a girl living on base to have a sexual encounter with her.
Two top space generals and the Department of Defense's No. 2 civilian leader cited ongoing war games at Schriever Air Force base's Join Interagency Combined Space Operations Center as the centerpiece in a new, muscular U.S. approach to military missions on orbit. The war games at the center, which opened in late 2014, have brought together experts from Air Force Space Command with their counterparts at intelligence agencies to determine how America would fight a war that extends to space.
Technical Sgt. Steven D. Bellino was a special forces veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan whose brief Air Force career was headed for an abrupt end on the day he and a squadron commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland died in an apparent murder-suicide.
When the relocated display galleries open to visitors June 8, the planes will be in a crowded floor of more than 70 historic and record-breaking presidential, experimental and cargo planes, spacecraft, drones, rockets and missiles.
An enlisted airman who served previously in the FBI killed the commanding officer of his Air Force Special Operations training squadron in an apparent murder-suicide Friday after facing a disciplinary hearing, U.S. officials said.
The Hawaii Air National Guard’s F-22 Raptors made history on a just-concluded deployment to the Middle East in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The 199th Fighter Squadron dropped bombs on enemy forces for the first time in the Hawaii Air Guard’s 70-year history.
No matter the military branch or specific base, a deadly shooting such as the one Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland reignites an argument that has polarized millions of Americans: guns. The private possession of firearms is restricted on most military facilities, Lackland included. Whether that promotes safety or is even enforceable is an open question.
The shooting that left an airman and a squadron commander dead Friday occurred after the airman, accompanied by a first sergeant, was brought into the commander’s office for a disciplinary proceeding, according to multiple sources.
The Pine Creek High School graduate became the first service academy athlete to win the national Hockey Humanitarian Award for his volunteer efforts both at the academy and in his native Colorado Springs.
Saturday will mark a more modest but important move for SAM 26000, the Boeing 707 used by three presidents: The four-engine jet is set to be towed across the tarmac at Wright-Patterson to a long-awaited $40.8 million display hangar filled with dozens of historic jets and aerospace artifacts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
The Air Force will seek to build up airfields in eastern Europe with the additional funds the service hopes to receive next year for its European mission, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe said.
The AFNWC is responsible for ICBM (intercontinental ballistic systems) and air-delivered systems (bombs and missiles from aircraft). That responsibility endures through the entire cycle of a weapons system — acquisition, sustainment, modernization and, finally, disposal.
When members of the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard begin arriving at an air base in South Korea in coming days, they'll be embarking on a new kind of mission for the country's Guard and Reserve military forces.
The U.S. and its partners in the coalition targeting Islamic State group militants in Iraq and Syria have conducted more than 11,000 airstrikes since the campaign began, and refueling tankers have been key to those missions.
A command sergeant major whose out-of-regulation hairstyles, makeup and clothing sparked a firestorm of social media criticism is receiving counseling and has expressed “regret” for the distraction she has caused.
The Truman carrier strike group’s extension in the Middle East shows the U.S. military commitment to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State group, but some analysts believe it’s also shows why the service’s plan to limit carrier deployments is unrealistic.