U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Greggory Swarz was awarded the Airman’s Medal on Friday for dragging three French airmen out of the fire that ensued after a Greek F-16 crashed during a multinational exercise in Spain.
Mars is not a hospitable planet. The average temperature is minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the atmosphere is not breathable nor does it provide much protection from radiation. Water is not easily obtained, and the planet is not known to have food. Still, two U.S. servicemembers are willing spend the rest of their lives on the red planet.
Thousands of servicemembers and civilians will have to wait even longer for the delivery of their personal vehicles under a new agreement between the Defense Department and contractor International Auto Logistics.
A shipment of military mail headed to servicemembers in Europe has been recovered after being stolen earlier this month near Chicago. “Customers that were affected by the mail tampering and or mail theft will be notified directly ... in a form of letter explaining the actions the customer can take,” military officials said
Suffering from personnel cuts and facing a failing grade from quality control, some RAF Lakenheath airmen came up with a way to improve the inspection of F-15 ejection seats, saving the Air Force 21,000 man-hours annually and achieving a near-perfect quality rating.
A Defense Department subcontractor was ordered on Wednesday to release dozens of servicemembers’ and civilians’ vehicles seized in a financial dispute between the subcontractor and its partner company.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by pilgrims who had left England in hopes of starting a new life in a new land. But on Thursday, thousands of Americans gave thanks in the country their national ancestors once fled.
A senator has blasted the U.S. Transportation Command’s “passive” response to the plight of thousands of servicemembers inconvenienced by a military contractor’s mishandling of change-of-station vehicle shipments.
The company that has come under fire for long delays in shipping vehicles for Defense Department employees says it is working on an update to its website that will allow customers to track their vehicles.
Former and current Defense Department employees who have not seen their personal vehicles in more than two months have filed a class-action lawsuit against the government’s vehicle shipping contractor.
This is not the time to talk about reducing the number of F-15 fighter jets in Europe, given the situation in Ukraine, according to the new commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, which flies the only F15s in Europe.
The command of a unit instrumental in comforting U.S. allies unnerved by Russian actions in Ukraine changed hands on Monday as Col. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 48th Fighter Wing and RAF Lakenheath.
A doctor with the 48th Medical Group complained of “whining” patients. Doctors don’t communicate among themselves. Doctors are overly conservative in treating ailments. These are some of the complaints patients made about their medical care.
A series of bird strikes that knocked the pilot and co-pilot unconscious caused a U.S. HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to crash at a nature preserve in England earlier this year, the Air Force said in a report released Wednesday.
The Waffle House has decided that no aspect of the dining experience should be without waffles. Meeting the promise of its name, it offers waffles in virtually every dish, from chicken teriyaki to chicken salad.
As soon as Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Miller and his unit came on duty on Aug. 4, 2012, they got a call for help from coalition forces caught in an ambush. They had been in Afghanistan only about three weeks, and it was Miller’s first deployment as a pararescueman.
Three B-52 Stratofortress bombers arrived in Britain on Wednesday for a training deployment, just days after President Barack Obama unveiled plans to boost America’s military presence on the Continent.
Three NATO nations assumed control on Thursday of a strengthened Baltic air policing mission from the U.S. Air Force amid the worsening crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Separately, Canada is sending six interceptors to Romania as a sign of allied solidarity with its east European members bordering Ukraine and Russia.
It has been speculated that Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, England, may be the burial site of an Anglo-Saxon king, Raedwald. Regardless, this ancient site sheds light on a group of people who defined the future of England.
What NATO considers normal Russian military activity over the Baltic airspace has heightened the security concerns of the Baltic states in the wake of Moscow’s recent annexation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.
Adam L. Mathis joined Stars and Stripes in 2013 and is based at RAF Mildenhall, England. Before coming to Stripes, Adam worked in U.S. Army public affairs and for various local publications near his home in Kentucky. He holds an M.A. in church history and a B.A. in history and journalism.
Unpacking my suitcase after returning from a visit last week with my mom, I almost overlooked one of the gifts I brought home. Among the treasures was one item that might not seem like much of a gift — a little blue inventory sticker.