WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a former ambassador and senior official at the Federal Aviation Administration as civilian leader of the Air Force.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday.
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.
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...
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...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that expands the availability of grant funding for seriously injured veterans to provide money so that family members may be...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — El Paso-area lawmakers are urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to reach out to concerned students ahead of the final vote on her nomination as the next president at...
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...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Air Force Secretary and former Congresswoman Heather Wilson has been named the next president of the University of Texas at El Paso.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposed Space Force, which faces an uncertain fate in Congress, would be the smallest military service — by far.
LONDON (AP) — U.S. officials have honored a British man who has for decades tended a memorial for 10 U.S. World War II airmen who sacrificed their lives to save children in Sheffield,...
OSCODA, Mich. (AP) — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is pledging cooperation with the state of Michigan over toxic chemical pollution near a former military installation, despite a continuing dispute about cleanup responsibilities.
Wilson made the promise in a letter to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, who released it Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused in a new lawsuit Tuesday of breaking a man's ribs and leaving him with a concussion when she smashed into him from behind while skiing at a Utah ski resort in 2016.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against actress Gwyneth Paltrow (all times local):
A spokeswoman for actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a lawsuit accusing her of seriously injuring a man at a Utah ski resort is "without merit."
Paltrow spokeswoman Heather Wilson said Tuesday in an emailed one-sentence statement that Paltrow expects to be "vindicated."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built.
A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting...
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tinker Air Force Base has been selected to oversee the maintenance of the U.S. Air Force's new long-range strike bomber, the B-21 Raider.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the Oklahoma City base on Friday to make the announcement.
The Air Force announced in a news release that Edwards Air Force Base in California was picked to lead the testing and evaluation of the new bomber.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is inaugurating its 19th president.
Jim Rankin has been on the job since January. The South Dakota Board of Regents named him to succeed Heather Wilson, who left the school last year to become U.S. Air Force secretary.
An inauguration ceremony is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. It's open to the public.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according to a detailed Air Force plan for how to go about it.
This is the first publicly available cost estimate. When the White House announced plans to establish a Space Force in August, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan declined to give a figure but said it would be in "the billions."
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it is awarding Lockheed Martin a $7.2 billion contract to build 22 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a Friday statement the satellites, known as GPS 3 Follow-On, "will provide greater accuracy, and improved anti-jamming capabilities, making them more resilient."
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was in North Dakota to commemorate the launch of the first large drone to fly beyond sight of the pilot and without a manned airplane to observe the plane.
The flight was conducted Monday by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which is a tenant at the Grand Sky aviation technology park. A recent authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration allows the drones to fly within 30 miles of the park.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An unmanned aircraft test site in North Dakota is set to fly its first large drone beyond sight of the pilot and without using a manned airplane to observe the flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration in 2016 allowed the Northern Plains Test Site in Grand Forks to begin flying the drones beyond visual line of sight. The facility has now been approved to fly without the chase planes.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two mothers unveiled the green highway sign on a June morning.
Moments earlier, members of a solemn crowd stood in the grass next to a parking lot and bowed their heads. Mike Chase, the director of Strode Funeral Home, delivered a prayer.
His steady voice carried above the roar of the vehicles passing the Ampride gas station beside Highway 33.
Then Robin Briggs and Anne Fultz untied the fasteners that held a cream tarp over the road marker.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force is cutting 72 jobs from its base in Colorado Springs as the service's computer warfare efforts will no longer be overseen by the Air Force Space Command.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia lawmakers on Capitol Hill say the Air Force will house its new battlefield information gathering system at Robins Air Force Base in the state's central region.
The military's Advanced Battle Management System will be used for surveillance and intelligence gathering to give U.S. commanders real-time battlefield information.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says bases in Missouri, South Dakota and Texas will receive the next-generation B-21 bomber to replace existing aircraft starting in the mid-2020s.
The Air Force said Wednesday that Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri have been chosen as "reasonable alternatives " to host the new B-21 bomber.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A nonprofit has donated the region's first two temperature-controlled beds to preserve stillborn babies at hospitals.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the nonprofit called Kennedy's Angel Gowns has donated the so-called "Cuddle Cots" to Sentara Leigh Hospital. The cots cool the bodies of stillborn infants to allow parents more time to grieve.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in southern Arizona will be the site of continued experimentation aimed at collecting data to enable the Air Force to buy an off-the-shelf light-attack aircraft at low cost.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says in a news release issued Friday in Washington that the experimentation May through July will involve using the AT-6 Wolverine and the A-29 Super Tucano.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado congressman Doug Lamborn is trying to stop the closure of a small Air Force squadron that flies generals and classified cargo in two Lear jets.
The Gazette reports that lawmakers were blindsided by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson's plans to close Peterson Air Force Base's 200th Airlift Squadron by June to save $10 million.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Las Vegas and a nearby air base to highlight an industrial entrepreneurship program and speak to troops.
The White House says Pence will travel with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on Thursday for the appearance at AFWERX Vegas, and a speech to military members and families at Nellis Air Force Base.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's congressional delegation is urging the Air Force to transfer some older combat search-and-rescue helicopters to the state National Guard when new models enter service with an active-duty unit at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force's top civilian official on Thursday publicly acknowledged for the first time that the domestic abuse charges for which the Texas church shooter was court martialed in 2012 should have been reported to the FBI.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been named the school's 19th president.
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced the appointment Tuesday of Jim Rankin. Rankin grew up in Fort Pierre and graduated from SD Mines in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The state Board of Regents has named four finalists for the presidency at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.
The presidency has been vacant since Heather Wilson resigned in May to become Air Force secretary.
The finalists are officials at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Arkansas and Wichita State University in Kansas.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to North Dakota.
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says Pence will visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday.
Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus. He and Pence will review the Minot base's nuclear missions.
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Officials of the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha are hoping two new projects will help it survive the next round of military base closures.
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force secretary has visited the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to discuss the future of the base's aircraft as the agency experiences budget woes.
The Sedalia Democrat reports that Heather Wilson visited the base Tuesday.
Over a U.S. Air Force base in the New Mexico desert, pilots on Wednesday tested some off-the-shelf options as the military looks for its next light-attack aircraft.
Test flights for the experiment known as the OA-X initiative are being conducted at Holloman Air Force Base. Air Force Secretary and former New Mexico congresswoman Heather Wilson was on hand along with other top officials as pilots put the planes through their paces.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers questioned the Air Force's top civilian official on Wednesday about alleged improprieties in the way it acquires multimillion-dollar aircraft.
Reps. Ted Budd and Walter Jones, both of North Carolina, said in a letter sent Wednesday to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson that there may be a "serious, systemic problem" at an Air Force unit known as Big Safari.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Heather Wilson flips through a scrapbook documenting the pregnancies and births of her two daughters.
There are hospital bands from the days she went into labor, portrait photos of her pregnant belly, stickers featuring storks and flowers.
The last page, devoted to her first daughter, Kennedy, features two tiny footprints.
"Big feet just like Mommy's!" the page says.
"This is all we have for Kennedy, are her footprints," Wilson says. "This is literally all we have."
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say the Air Force is giving the final go-ahead to move two F-16 squadrons at least temporarily from Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico.
The announcement Saturday by Democratic Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Republican Rep. Steve Pearce says Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson approved the interim relocation after an environmental assessment found no significant impact.