Students who used racist slur in video with assistant coach at Spangdahlem Air Base are under investigation

Spangdahlem High School baseball players who were shown on video chanting racial slurs and a volunteer assistant coach who watched them could face disciplinary action, officials said.

Tow accident on Guam takes C-5 Super Galaxy out of Air Force service

An Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy was damaged in a training accident at Andersen Air Force Base, where the behemoth transport aircraft was towed into a light pole.

Air Force shuts down hangar fire suppression systems over PFAS concerns

The Air Force has disconnected foam firefighting systems at more than 1,000 facilities over concerns about cancer-causing chemicals.

US military spent about $2 million to shoot down aerial objects

The U.S. military spent $1.6 million to $2 million last month to shoot down three unidentified, high-altitude objects over North America, with half of that spent on the mission over Lake Huron in Michigan.

Soil cleanup at Maui Space Force site begins after weather delay

The excavation of sacred soil contaminated by diesel fuel at a Space Force mountaintop observatory on Maui began after a weeklong delay due to heavy winds and rain.

Female 4-stars discuss sexism in the service, say the military is ‘much better’ for women now

All four of the U.S. military’s four-star female officers gathered in public for the first time to talk about the sexism that they have experienced in the service and how far women still must go before they’re fully integrated members of the armed forces.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base reaches milestone of 35K employees

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is home to about 35,000 military and civilian employees, Dayton leaders said this week — a milestone that represents nearly a doubling in employment growth at the base since the early 2000s.

Federal grant to fund outreach, noise-mitigation study in areas affected by F-35s at Truax Field, Wis.

The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs will use a $798,000 federal grant to conduct outreach and study noise-mitigation options for the neighborhoods likely to be affected by a fleet of F-35 jets that will be stationed this spring at Truax Field on Madison’s North Side.

Thunder Over Louisville air show’s 2023 theme looks at past years

The show will feature The Air Force F-35 Demo and Heritage Flight; Navy F-35 Demo and Growler Demo with Legacy Flight; and U.S. Army Golden Knights, among others.

Surge in wildfires near NJ military sites leads to $995K grant to thin forests

The grant was awarded after a surge in wildfires near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County and Warren Grove Range, a heavily-used National Guard training site in Ocean County.

Commander of Robins AFB's newest squadron reveals its historical, strategic significance

The 728th Battle Management Control Squadron (BMCS) was activated on Feb. 13 and is the first of four new missions coming to Robins Air Force Base since it began retiring the E-8 JSTARS mission last year.

Taiwan preserves legacy of US Air Force operations on the island

This sprawling military installation in central Taiwan is likely the biggest reminder of an era when thousands of U.S. troops were deployed to the island.

With the ‘modern American in mind,’ Air Force OKs neck and hand tattoos

The new version of the service’s dress and appearance standards policy allows tattoos up to 1 inch long on the hands and back of the neck, which were previously banned.

Air Force inks deal with Boeing for new planes to manage air battles

The Air Force has awarded Boeing up to $1.2 billion to develop its latest airborne early warning and control plane.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers continues push for Ukraine to get F-16s soon

Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, is leading a bipartisan group of 16 lawmakers calling on President Joe Biden to “provide Ukraine with increased air superiority capability, including the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft requested by Kiev, or similar fourth-generation aircraft, as soon as possible.”

Cadets at the service academies can now have children while attending school

The change impacts all three of the Defense Department’s service academies, though officials for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y, and the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., said they are waiting for the Pentagon to issue a new formal policy.

Will the F-35 ever become the primary fighter jet it was supposed to be?

Five years after joining the fleet on a regular basis, the Air Force F-35A is flying fewer hours per month than the F-15E Strike Eagle, which was first introduced in 1986, a recent report found.

Air Force command climate investigation ends with Okinawa commander’s removal

The commander of an Air Force airborne air control squadron on Okinawa has been relieved after an investigation into the unit’s command climate, an Air Force spokesman said.

Former GOP candidate’s Air Force records improperly shared with Democratic group

Former Nevada Republican congressional candidate Sam Peters learned a couple of weeks ago that his military records — containing personal information — were improperly released to a Democrat-paid research group a year before.