Minnesota National Guard officer only 2nd nurse to receive Distinguished Flying Cross
Maj. Katie Lunning of the Minnesota Air National Guard will receive the award “for heroism during the collapse of Afghanistan when U.S. troops worked frantically to evacuate as many allies as possible as the Taliban took over the country.”
Pentagon suspends F-35 engine deliveries after recent crash at Texas base
The F-35 Joint Program Office said an agreement was reached between defense officials and Pratt & Whitney, the maker of the engines, to suspend the deliveries pending the outcome of the crash investigation.
Pentagon should better study risks of swapping older fighter jets for new ones, watchdog finds
Federal and independent analysts have determined some fixed-wing tactical attack aircraft are outliving their life spans and, in some cases, there aren’t planes to replace them yet.
GE Aerospace gets hefty Air Force contract for engine work
GE Aerospace is getting an Air Force Life Cycle Management Center contract with a value of up to $203 million for work on new jet engine technologies.
Air Force restores advanced degrees as factor in mid-level officer promotions
The service announced that it will no longer exclude advanced academic degrees from promotion boards for the ranks of major and lieutenant colonel.
Did you hear, feel or see them? B-1s thunder over Rose Parade, instead of B-2
In recent years, the flyover has been performed by the B-2 stealth bomber. The change to the B-1B stems from “a safety pause” after a Dec. 10 incident in which a B-2 Spirit was damaged on the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base.
F-15 flyover at Fenway Park freaks out Boston-area residents: ‘Almost had a heart attack’
The wicked loud, intense sound was from the F-15 jet flyover for the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The Boston Bruins were facing the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday afternoon.
Congress funds military infrastructure projects in Hawaii and the Pacific
The $1.7 trillion congressional omnibus spending bill contains billions of dollars in support of military infrastructure and diplomatic initiatives in Hawaii and the Pacific as the U.S. seeks to compete with China for influence in the region.
Proposal to use Montana’s Limestone Hills for aerial gunnery practice raises questions
The Montana Army National Guard has requested the FAA establish a joint-use restricted area airspace to authorize helicopter aerial gunnery training for "multiple" Department of Defense service branches.
Air National Guard 107th unit recognized for help in Buffalo during blizzard
Members of the 107th Air Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard stationed in Niagara Falls received commendation medals for the help they provided in the City of Buffalo during last weekend’s record-breaking blizzard.
From labs to the law: Air Force-university partnerships run deep
Partnerships between the Air Force, the University of Dayton and Wright State University go to realms beyond the sciences — business, finance, human resources, logistics, communication and other forms of expertise.
Air Force service helped inspire the jock villain of Napoleon Dynamite
Actor Trevor Snarr, who played the jock who bullied the film’s awkward protagonist in ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ said he drew inspiration for his role from his time in the Air Force.
‘Rent the Camo’ puts pregnant Air Force women in maternity uniforms
Maj. Diana Halferty, director of operations at the 730th Air Mobility Squadron, is one of the first women stationed at Yokota Air Base to take advantage of the new Maternity Uniform Pilot Program, or “Rent the Camo.”
Pentagon says Chinese fighter buzzed US Air Force jet in ‘unsafe’ intercept over South China Sea
U.S. officials said a People’s Liberation Army Navy J-11 fighter maneuvered within about 10 feet of a U.S. RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance plane’s wing during the intercept Dec. 21.
Civilian contractor sentenced in DUI crash that killed Keesler Air Force Base airman
Emmett Jason Bennett, 25, of Biloxi, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a federal charge in the DUI death case.
Some F-35s grounded after one crashed, pilot ejected at Texas base this month
The F-35B was going through testing before delivery to the Marine Corps when it encountered trouble while hovering over a runway at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on Dec. 15. 
Veteran had weapons, drugs with him when shot at Shaw Air Force Base, FBI says
The man who was shot at Shaw Air Force Base last week is a retired veteran, according to an affidavit shared by the FBI.
‘Epic statewide hazard’: NY National Guard on ground in Buffalo to aid blizzard recovery
The New York National Guard said soldiers and airmen had rescued at least 86 people from hazardous situations by Tuesday afternoon. In one case, they transported a pregnant woman to a hospital just before she gave birth.
Air Force surveys find falling levels of ‘forever chemicals’ at fighter base in Japan
Levels of toxic “forever chemicals” in treated industrial wastewater at Misawa Air Base had significantly fallen six months after an inadvertent leak of residual firefighting foam at an aircraft shelter, officials said.