Bathtub baby surprises Air Force family in Japan
Air Force spouse Alexis Thomas had been in labor so long with her other children, that she and husband Staff Sgt. Kyle Thomas expected plenty of warning before their third child arrived.
US Air Force B-1 bomber overflight in Horn of Africa marks celebration of Veterans Day
A pair of Air Force B-1 Lancers, flanked by six fighter jets, made a low pass over the only permanent U.S. military base in Africa on Thursday, in what officials said was a symbol of allied commitment to the region.
Air Force special operations general visits Japan to gain insight on seaplanes
The deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command made a quick trip to Iwakuni to learn more about Japan’s ShinMaywa US-2 seaplane, a version of which the Air Force is also developing.
Air Force survey finds thousands of abuse cases go unreported because of lack confidence in support system
Self-identified abuse victims lacked confidence that reporting harmful incidents would accomplish anything, and those who sought help were largely dissatisfied with their experiences, according to an Air Force report released Tuesday.
Army Corps of Engineers awards $5.9M contract to remove ‘forever’ chemicals from Wright-Patterson water
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a $5.9 million contract to Weston Solutions LLC to help remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from ground and surface water at the facility, the base said.
Afghan woman at Holloman AFB says she’s ‘lucky’
Freshta Ahrar, a young Afghanistan woman who has worked for the U.S. government and the United Nations, and her immediate family were among thousands of Afghan refugees who were evacuated and now make their temporary home at Holloman Air Force Base.
Kirtland AFB helped boost local economy by over $4 billion
Kirtland Air Force Base accounted for about 10% of the greater Albuquerque metro area’s entire economy in the 2020 fiscal year, base commander Col. Jason Vattioni announced.
US B-1B Lancer bombers swoop Down Under to train with Australian refuelers
The B-1B Lancer bombers flew 3,700 miles from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean for drills at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia’s Department of Defence said in a statement Tuesday.
Japanese tactical airlifters eye Air Force base in Tokyo for flight training
Yokota Air Base could be the right place for Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H Hercules crews to practice short takeoffs and landings.
In a first, US and Japanese troops practice disaster response together on Okinawa
This year’s Remote Island Disaster Exercise, or RIDEX, involved about 200 Marines and airmen from the III Marine Expeditionary Force and Kadena Air Base, along with 400 troops from the Japan Self-Defense Force, Air Force Capt. Matthew Wilson, the 353rd Special Operations Wing’s director of medical operations, told Stars and Stripes this week.