Wright-Patterson found PFAS levels above guidelines at 3 wells

Three Wright-Patterson Air Force Base wells yielded samples with concentrations of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) above 70 parts per trillion in February, with one well located at the base boundary and two on Wright-Patterson’s Area A.

Senators demand improved military barracks, tell Pentagon to budget more money for upgrades

Several senators are demanding the Pentagon improve the poor conditions of its barracks across the armed forces and better track costs associated with improving living quarters for troops.

US military in Kaiserslautern to see COLA dip this holiday season

Starting Nov. 16, the overseas cost-of-living allowance for service members stationed in the Kaiserslautern Military Community and other areas in Europe is going to drop, with the first slice coming in December’s paycheck.

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center without a new commander as Tuberville’s military hold continues

Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, retired Monday. The person nominated to be that next commander, Lt. Gen. Donna Shipton, will be the center’s first woman commander.

Protest at Incirlik cut short as crowd surge prompts dispersal by police

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters Sunday at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.

Special Olympians gather for 44th competition at US air base in Tokyo

American and Japanese athletes and volunteers from U.S. and Self-Defense Force bases in and around Tokyo gathered for the 44th Kanto Plains Special Olympics.

US military beefs up security at Turkey installation ahead of protests

The US military is heightening protection at Incirlik Air Base in anticipation of protests this weekend at the installation.

Traditional Shinto prayer opens modern power plant at US air base in Japan

A ceremony that began with a Shinto blessing signaled the completion of a combined heat and power plant designed to give Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo energy independence in the event of a crisis.

‘Shark Tank’-style competition brings military innovators together in Honolulu

This was the ninth iteration of the contest, which was developed in August 2020 by the XVIII Airborne Corps and now gives members of all ranks and service branches an opportunity to pitch their ideas and concepts to a 10-judge panel of civilian technical experts and senior military leaders.

Senate confirms 1st female leader of Navy, new Air Force top general and Marine Corps 2nd-in-command

Adm. Lisa Franchetti was approved as chief of naval operations in a 95-1 vote. Gen. David Allvin was approved as Air Force chief of staff in a 95-1 vote. Senators unanimously voted, 86-0, to approve Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney for appointment as Marine Corps assistant commandant.

‘Nigerian Nightmare’ Okoye brings Chiefs Kingdom to Ramstein Air Base

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye greeted service members and others along with the Chiefs cheerleaders and the team mascot at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Thursday. Kansas City plays the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Frankfurt.

Power plant project at US base in Japan defied headwinds to finish on time

The plant, which took more than two years to build, replaces a collection of diesel generators on the Yokota Air Base. It also uses less energy to create a power supply that is more resilient to outside threats.

Soldiers fanning out from Oahu to Palau for readiness exercise underway this week

A massive, 10-day Army exercise in Hawaii brings together 5,100 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, some of whom are expected to make a whirlwind roundtrip flight to Palau for a live-fire drill.

Air Force destroys Minuteman III missile off California coast due to ‘anomaly’

The Air Force said it “safely terminated” a Minuteman III as it flew over the Pacific Ocean during a test of the unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile due to what officials described as an unexpected anomaly.

Air Force researching potential child cancer cluster at New Mexico base

The Air Force is reviewing whether children living at Cannon Air Force Base are more likely to develop a rare brain tumor after three cases were diagnosed at the New Mexico installation in the past 13 years, the service said.

Senate to vote on 3 top military officers after Marine Corps commandant hospitalized

The Senate will circumvent a Republican senator’s hold on military confirmations to vote on the top officers in the Air Force and Navy as well as the Marines’ second-in-command after the Corps commandant was hospitalized.

Turkish activist urges large protest around air base to decry US stance on Gaza

A prominent Turkish activist is calling for large protests this week at Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey.

Wright-Patterson intelligence central to national security in space and cyberspace

Space and cyberspace are the new frontiers of warfare, and the missions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are front and center of America’s response to new national security threats, Air and Space Force officials said Monday.

8th Fighter Wing commander is stepping down after 5 months in South Korea

Col. Timothy Murphy will retire “earlier than planned” on Feb. 1 “solely due to family reasons,” said a news release from 7th Air Force at Osan Air Base.