RICHMOND, N.H. (AP) — The Department of Defense says a member of the United States Air Force from New Hampshire has died in a non-combat-related incident.
Stitt picks retired Air Force general for cabinet post
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has picked a retired Air Force general and aerospace industry consultant as his secretary of veterans affairs and military, filling the last spot on his...
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter crashed in the Pacific Ocean during a night training flight and parts of the jet were recovered, the defense ministry said...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The disruptive behavior and mental instability of an Air Force trainee and Army veteran was apparent long before he killed his commander and himself in Texas in April 2016,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating the Air Force general in charge of U.S. Strategic Command to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — With the Texarkana Regional Airport now possessing a historic Cold War site, of which there are only seven still existing in the country, some recognition may be in...
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Pentagon calls Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah most at risk for negative impacts from climate change among 79 vital military installations in the United...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas System on Tuesday formally appointed U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as president of the University of Texas at El Paso despite opposition from...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two commanders of squadrons at Air Force bases in Alaska and Washington state have been relieved of their duties after hazing investigations of their units, KTUU TV...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A renovation of the Air Force Academy chapel has been canceled after funds were transferred to a Florida base.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite weapon Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an unexpected announcement of military advancement that was broadcast live...
Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is receiving more than $12 million in federal grant funding from the Air Force Research Lab program.
Air Force base in Nebraska flooded
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense issued a list of military construction project funds that may be diverted, under President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump has nominated the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe to be the next Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and head of the U.S. European...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are rallying around a pair of legislative resolutions opposing the U.S. Air Force's proposed expansion of a bombing training range they say would threaten...
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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, once seen as a candidate to succeed Jim Mattis as defense secretary, said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top leaders of the U.S. military services apologized to Congress on Thursday for allowing substandard living conditions in military family housing. They acknowledged failing to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer and later, when she tried to talk about...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to...
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has never been in a better position to contribute to the nation's security, according to state Sen. Kevin Cramer, who serves as a member of the Armed Services...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Aviation buffs are trying to establish a museum that would chronicle Nebraska's role in the history of American aviation and focus on what once was Lincoln Air Force...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposed Space Force, which faces an uncertain fate in Congress, would be the smallest military service — by far.
Military blows up projectiles damaged in Montana crash
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Air Force bomb disposal unit blew up dozens of damaged projectiles along a rural Montana highway and recovered hundreds more after a truck hauling Navy weapons was in a...
US general says no military threat on southern border
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but...
Serbia takes delivery of 4 more Russian-made fighter jets
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia took delivery of four Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus on Monday, the defense ministry said, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in...
APNewsBreak: Senator wants review of Guard assault policies
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Wisconsin legislator has demanded a detailed review of the state National Guard's sexual harassment and assault policies after meeting with a soldier who alleges...
Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd...
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.
Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Air Force to temporarily stop discharging service members who are HIV-positive, ruling that it's working under a policy that is "irrational" and "outdated."
U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria, Virginia, issued her decision as a lawsuit moves forward against the U.S. Military.
US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said.
Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing gets new commander
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station in Ohio has a new commander.
Air Force Reserve Col. Joseph Janik took over as wing commander and installation commander of the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station in Trumbull County in a ceremony Saturday.
Janik replaces Col. Daniel Sarachene, who became commander Feb. 1, 2017.
DeWine taps former Air Force colonel as military liaison
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has picked a retired Air Force colonel as his senior adviser for aerospace and defense.
DeWine announced Ret. Col. Joseph E. Zeis (zees) Jr.'s appointment Wednesday at the Dayton Development Coalition, where Zeis is a former executive vice president.
DeWine says filling the new Cabinet-level position makes good on a campaign promise.
Egypt says airstrike kills 2 militant leaders in Sinai
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its air force has killed several militants, including two local commanders, in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
The military said Sunday that the airstrike targeted a militant "outpost," without providing further details.
The army has been battling a long-running insurgency in the northern Sinai that is now led by an Islamic State affiliate. The fighting intensified after the military overthrew an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013.
US, Canadian fighter planes scramble to escort Russian jets
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado (AP) — Military authorities say U.S. Air Force and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers that were traveling in the Arctic region near the North American coastline.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command says two F-22 and two CF-18 fighter jets identified two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that were entering an area patrolled by the Royal Canadian Air Force on Saturday morning.
AP Explains: Can Trump ground Pelosi’s plane?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to Belgium and Afghanistan just hours before the congressional delegation, known as a CODEL, was set to depart. The AP explains:
Nigeria helicopter crashes while fighting extremists; 5 dead
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed in combat, killing five crew members, as fighting raged against extremists for control of the strategic town of Baga in the northeast, the military said Thursday.
Canada PM Justin Trudeau on surprise visit to forces in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise holiday visit to Mali this weekend to see troops on a U.N. peacekeeping mission.
According to the prime minister's press office, while in Mali Saturday Trudeau met with members of the 250-person brigade and awarded a medal to the commander of the Canadian Air Force stationed here.
He thanked the service members for their sacrifice in serving Canada far from their families during the holiday season.
Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown
DENVER (AP) — The government may be partially shut down, but that won't stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the world who want to know when Santa will be coming.
The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won't be affected by the government shutdown because it is run by volunteers Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado and is funded by the Department of Defense's budget that was approved earlier this year.
Club near Offutt base closes as military social life changes
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Back when the Strategic Air Command ruled the skies, days in the air often ended with martinis at the Officers' Club.
The O-Club was where the men who ran the Air Force — and it was almost always men — made friends and made deals. And they brought families or dates in for fancy dinners or Sunday brunch. O-Clubs, and their counterparts for enlisted members and noncommissioned officers, were the hub of military social life.
Air Force: Injured jogger led to ‘active shooter’ reaction
CINCINNATI (AP) — A jogger who called a hospital employee screaming and crying in pain from a twisted ankle led to a series of miscommunications in a chaotic "active shooter" response that sent security forces scrambling across an Ohio air base, Air Force officials said Wednesday.
Trump plans to create unified US Space Command
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command.
Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said, and Trump could sign the order as soon as Tuesday.
The move is separate from Trump's goal of creating a "Space Force" as an independent armed service branch, but could be a step in that direction.
Audits: $53M of missile motors wrongly listed as not working
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Department of Defense audit found that $53 million of ballistic missile motors stored at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah were inaccurately designated as not working.
Remains of NY airman killed during Vietnam rescue identified
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a New York airman killed when his helicopter was shot down during a rescue mission in the Vietnam War have been identified.
The Pentagon announces Friday that U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Kibbey, of the Albany suburb of Delmar, has been accounted for.
Air Force failed 6 times to report Texas church gunman
HOUSTON (AP) — The Air Force failed six times to report information that could have prevented the ex-airman who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church from purchasing a gun, according to a government report released Friday.
Pentagon reveals US observation flight over Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unarmed U.S. Air Force plane with American and international observers flew a special flight over Ukraine Thursday in a show of solidarity after Ukraine's naval confrontation last month with Russia in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said.
F-35 program expected to bring 400 new jobs to Ohio air base
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Congress members representing southwestern Ohio say Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will get at least 400 new jobs as it adds a mission related to managing versions of the F-35 strike fighter.
The Pentagon's decision to base the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator Organization at Wright-Patterson was announced this week by Ohio's senators, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown, and GOP Rep. Mike Turner.