Airport confrontation ends in arrest for Air Force civilian on Okinawa

Japanese police arrested an Air Force employee over the weekend on suspicion of hitting and injuring a man with her phone at Naha Airport, according to a spokesman for Okinawa Prefectural Police.

Cherry blossoms arrive on time for annual festival at US airlift hub in Japan

Yokota Air Base welcomed more than 5,000 people to its annual Sakura Spring Festival over the weekend.

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph hosts thousands for air show featuring the modern and the classic

An estimated 80,000 spectators were on hand for The Great Texas Airshow on Saturday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Medics’ innovative blood transfusion field kit honors fallen Osprey airman

A team of medical technicians at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has created an improved blood transfusion kit that they say will save lives in future conflicts. Project Lavoy, named in honor of Tech. Sgt. Zachary Lavoy, has been testing the kit, which enables medics to collect blood and perform transfusions as quickly as possible after casualties occur.

Fort Worth, Texas, will be home to US Air Force Reserve’s first 2 F-35s

The Air Force Reserve will receive its first two F-35s when the aircraft roll off the Fort Worth production line and clear quality checks later this year. They will be operated by the 301st Reserve Fighter Wing, based out of Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

Troops and military families at 14 bases can begin using new moving system

Service members and their families at 14 military installations can now move to their next duty stations using a new streamlined system for shipping their belongings designed to overcome longstanding problems with military moves.

Not ‘reasonable’: Spokane International Airport hits back against Washington state PFAS cleanup order

The presence of the hazardous chemicals in Spokane, Wash., residential water after years of runoff from firefighting foam at the airport and nearby Fairchild Air Force Base has been the subject of an ongoing cleanup effort.

Arkansas National Guard troops are ready to see the eclipse on April 8

Arkansas National Guard soldiers and airmen are ready for the April 8 eclipse after the service began distributing special glasses at armories and bases around the state.

B-52 bomber makes rare landing at Tokyo air base, second such visit since July

A B-52H Stratofortress diverted Tuesday evening for unspecified reasons to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, the second such visit to the airlift hub in less than a year.

Virginia considers changes to military survivor and dependent tuition waiver to rein in college costs

For the first time, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is considering major changes to the military survivor and dependent tuition waiver program to offset millions of dollars in lost revenue for Virginia colleges.

Air Force announces new cold weather incentive pay for airmen and guardians

The cold weather assignment incentive pay is a lump sum payment given to airmen and guardians who sign up to serve a yearlong tour in places where the temperature drops 20 degrees below zero.

Col. Dustin Richards ready to assume command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Col. Dustin Richards will assume command of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base next week in the Modern Flight Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Applications extended for Air Force Research Laboratory’s 2024 Commander’s Challenge

Junior officers, enlisted military members and Defense Department civilians from across Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) have until April 19 to apply to participate in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 2024 Commander’s Challenge.

Insect invaders lay siege to thousands of trees on Air Force facilities in Tokyo

The U.S. Air Force is at war with an army of beetles eating their way through thousands of trees on its facilities in western Tokyo.

Tampa Bay AirFest brings Thunderbirds, vintage aircraft to skies over MacDill Air Force Base

The Tampa Bay AirFest returned to fill the skies over Tampa with performances by the Thunderbirds, vintage aircraft and military planes that aviation fans welcomed to MacDill Air Force Base on Friday and Saturday.

Air Force’s Airmen of Note takes jazz on tour to honor service in Rocky Mountain states

The Airmen of Note, the United States Air Force Band’s premier jazz ensemble, is set to embark on a seven-day tour across Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, officials announced Monday.

US forces shoot down drones in Red Sea, continue airdrops of aid into Gaza

U.S. forces successfully destroyed two drones Sunday, one over the Red Sea, and one on the ground in a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. Meanwhile, airdrops of aid into Gaza continued.

First F-15EX fighter jets to be used by Oregon Air Guard

The first operational F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets will be assigned to the 142nd Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, the unit that intercepts hostile aircraft over the northwest United States, the Air Force said.

Creating a ‘kill web’: Army brings other services, allies together to test new tech for a major fight

The experiment, known as Project Convergence, was the largest effort yet to pull the services together under a single command and control apparatus to choose the best weapon in the Pentagon’s arsenal to destroy a target quickly.