After years of delays, cost overruns and controversy, top Pentagon officials could make the decision to certify that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ready for combat as early as next week, some 15 years after the program began.
At a time when war with China is talked about as a future possibility, the deputy director for air and cyberspace operations at Pacific Air Forces gave a rare look at how advanced fifth-generation aircraft — the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II among them — could lead the air campaign in a conflict in the region.
They're two of just five women in the U.S. who can operate F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for the Air National Guard, but their gender is the last thing the millennial pilots based in South Dakota dwell on.
The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus refueled an A-10 Thunderbolt II on July 15, the Air Force said Tuesday. The refueling test marks the last of six before the Air Force acquires the first 19 aircraft, according to spokesman Daryl Mayer.
There's been controversy swirling around the Pentagon's newest bomber program ever since last year, when the Air Force awarded the contract for what's considered to be the most important national security procurement project over the next decade.
The U.S. military offered a rare glimpse of an advanced missile defense battery in a bid to help the South Korean government convince its populace that the system is safe and vital to security on the peninsula.
U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group out of Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base came to a halt Saturday afternoon as the Turkish military closed the airspace around the base following an attempted coup, a Pentagon spokesman said.
The Air Force’s growing shortage of fighter pilots is a “quiet crisis that will almost certainly get worse before it gets better,” the service’s new chief and its top civilian leader said in an opinion piece published Thursday. But how bad is it?
A memorial service for Staff Sgt. Halex Hale, the airman who was missing for 10 days before his body was found in a river near the Italian town where he lived, will be held Friday at Aviano Air Base, where he was stationed.
Arizona Rep. Martha McSally, the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat, is launching the GOP Working Group on Women in the 21st Century Workforce to examine the root causes of the barriers and challenges women face.
The system designed to defend American cities and towns against a nuclear attack by North Korea is "simply unable to protect the U.S. public" and will remain ineffective unless Congress exerts rigorous oversight, according to a new report.
The Air Force plans to pay $4.3 million to begin treating water in Colorado amid the revelation that toxic chemicals contaminating groundwater for those communities possibly came from Peterson Air Force Base.
Robert F. Dorr, an author and former Foreign Service officer who wrote hundreds of books, newspaper and magazine articles on military aircraft, battles and history, died June 12 at a hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 76.
Two rival U.S. manufacturers have each landed $1 billion contracts to develop next-generation fighter jet engines that could one day power the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and future military aircraft, officials say.
The Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program employs gifted high school juniors and seniors who are interested in engineering, science and medicine. Students work a minimum of nine weeks in the research lab and are partnered with mentors.
The joint Air Force and Navy base was setting up a previously scheduled active-shooter drill when a call came in about 9 a.m. claiming an actual shooter was at a Malcolm Grow Medical Facility building.
As part of survival training, cadets are trained to kill and cook their own food under primitive conditions. Live rabbits and chickens are killed and eaten, prompting the protest from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Tucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave — the first in the new "Traitors' Cemetery," created specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the July 15 abortive putsch.
The annual A.C.E. Volleyball Club camp for high school volleyball players will be held August 14 through 19 at Vilseck High School in Vilseck, Germany. Online registration is open for the camp at www.acevbc.com; cost is $195 including breakfast, or $175 without breakfast. Players entering grades 8 through 12 are eligible for the camp.