Testing heats up — and deep freezes — for Air Force’s new training jet

A T-7A Red Hawk was put through its temperature paces during a monthlong extreme weather trial inside the McKinley Climatic Lab at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Michigan community salutes Marine who died in line of duty

Members of the Traverse City, Mich., community gathered by the roadside to pay their respects to U.S. Marine Capt. Miguel Nava as his body was brought back to Michigan on Monday afternoon.

Army slashing thousands of jobs in major revamp to prepare for future wars

The Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, nearly 5%. The cuts will mainly be in already-empty posts — not actual soldiers. The changes come as the Army struggles with recruiting shortfalls that have made it impossible to bring in enough soldiers to fill all the jobs.

Wright-Patterson will play role in major changes coming to Air Force

Aggressive plans to make the U.S. Air Force competitive with foreign militaries and produce mission ready airmen could create opportunities for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Ramstein Air Base eyeing start of Frankfurt Airport shuttle service this summer

The Air Force wants to establish an airport shuttle between Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt this summer, a move that may save time and money for service members living in the largest overseas U.S. military community.

Captain of ship carrying Iranian-made missile components that Navy SEALs died intercepting to remain behind bars pending trial

A Pakistani national who U.S. officials say was the captain of a ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to Houthi rebels in Yemen was ordered Tuesday to remain behind bars as he awaits trial. Two Navy SEALs drowned during an operation Jan. 11 to board the vessel in the Arabian Sea.

Reservists score ‘huge victory’ in case stemming from Army dual housing allowance change

Dozens of Army reservists who endured criminal probes, reprimands and crushing debt after the service seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in housing allowance payments have prevailed in a contentious legal fray spanning more than five years.

Airman who set himself on fire grew up on religious compound, had anarchist past

Less than two weeks before Aaron Bushnell walked toward the gates of the Israeli Embassy, he and a friend talked by phone about their shared identities as anarchists and what kinds of risks and sacrifices were needed to be effective.

US, Japanese forces practice island defense during Iron Fist amphibious exercise

U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese troops have begun three weeks of amphibious training amid concern in both countries about Chinese military moves around Japan and Taiwan.

US-led Kenya exercise represents novel mission for group of Somali soldiers

The U.S. Army on Monday launched a series of military drills in Kenya, where an elite contingent of Somali soldiers will join a multinational exercise in their first mission abroad, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.

US airman hospitalized after being found unconscious in Ramstein pool

An airman with the 86th Airlift Wing remains hospitalized in stable condition after being found unresponsive in the base pool last week.

Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing tests its skills with the unit’s F-35s

More than 150 airmen from Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing completed the Weapons System Evaluation Program’s Combat Archer exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the first training deployment of the unit’s F-35A Lightning II aircraft.

Emergency crews continue battling wildfires at Air Force Academy, Fort Carson

The U.S. Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs Fire Department are responding to a fire on the south end of the academy, according to posts by the academy and fire department on X.

Hawaii-based ‘Indo-Pacific Support Cutter,’ focused on Oceania, is on its first Pacific deployment

The nearly 40-year-old U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane arrived in Hawaii in December after over a year’s worth of renovations at a Baltimore shipyard.

Coast Guard cutters Thetis, Reliance return to homeports after seizing drugs at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to its homeport in Key West, Fla., on Friday following a 62-day patrol in the Central Caribbean Sea, and USCGC Reliance returned Saturday to Pensacola following 57 days at sea in the Eastern Pacific.

Navy Blue Angels, Air Force Thunderbirds take to the sky for joint training in California

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Blue Angels, and the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, AKA the Thunderbirds, are conducting an annual joint training exchange for the fifth consecutive year at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.

‘A devastating day’: Mississippi National Guard mourns 2 warrant officers killed in helicopter crash

The Mississippi National Guard paid tribute Saturday to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bryan Andrew Zemek, 36, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Derek Joshua Abbott, 42, who were killed when their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed during a routine training flight.

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel.

Army helicopter crash in Alabama leaves two pilots with minor injuries

Two Army pilots on a training exercise escaped with minor injuries when the UH-72 Lakota helicopter they were in crashed Friday in Alabama, military authorities said.