First Lady Melania Trump visits military children at Joint Base Andrews
First Lady Melania Trump focus are on the well-being of children while visiting the youth center on Joint Base Andrews, Sept. 15, 2017. During Melania Trump visit, she interacted with approximately 30 children, toured the youth center and learned about their educational and social initiatives, while also expressing her... Read more
U.S. Airmen will receive the Air Force Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, will receive the Air Force Cross for his actions during a 2016 battle in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command said Tuesday. During the battle, Hunter called in 31 danger-close air... Read more
Some F-35 fighter jets flawed ejections pose serious death risk to pilots
The F35 fighter jets flawed ejection seats, which Air Force officials said in May had been fixed, still pose a “serious” risk that will probably injure or kill nearly two dozen pilots. The F35 fighter jets Joint Program Office which runs the $406.5 billion initiative, the most expensive weapons... Read more
USS Abraham Lincoln tests F-35C Lightning II fighter jets at Sea
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) became one of the few ships in the fleet to trap and launch the F-35C Lightning II, Sept. 3. The USS Abraham Lincoln had the “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA 101), from Eglin... Read more
U.S. Air Force transports over 300 healthcare personnel to Irma relief
The U.S. Air Force used  C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, to transport approximately 300 healthcare personnel in preparation for Hurricane Irma disaster response operations The healthcare personal are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the medical staff physicians, nurses, veterinary staff, paramedics, fatality management professionals, and experienced command... Read more
Dobbins Air Reserve Base provides hurricane evacuation support
DOBBINS AIR BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — Late on the evening of Sept. 6, 2017, the first of several KC-130 Super Hercules carrying evacuees landed at the Dobbins Air Reserve Base flightline. Dobbins ARB served as a transportation hub for civilian and contract Defense Department personnel, who were evacuated from... Read more
Two A-10s Thunderbolt II crash in Nevada, Pilots eject safely
A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft crashed Wednesday night in Nevada, but both pilots safely ejected, the Air Force said. The A-10C jets, known as Warthogs, from the 57th Wing were on a routine training mission when they went down around 8 p.m. at the Nevada Test... Read more
Stealth bombers, UFO, test pilots among Wright-Patterson past 100 yrs
For a century, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s legend was being the birthplace of the military test pilot, where foreign aircraft and missile technology secrets were discovered, and of long denied rumors of space aliens and UFO captivity. From Stealth bombers technology that turned military jets nearly invisible to radar... Read more
Arizona Air National Guard says F-16 Fighter crashes pilot fate unknown
SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Air National Guard officials say an F-16 fighter has crashed in southeastern Arizona but the fate of the pilot isn’t yet known. The National Guard states the crash happened at mid-afternoon Tuesday about 20 miles northwest of Safford. A Guard news release says rescue efforts are underway. The... Read more
Government OK 5-year Air Force plan for bombing practice off Hawaii
The National Marine Fisheries Service has given approval to a five-year Air Force plan for bombing practice at sea off Kauai that reduces munitions used and increases monitoring for impacts to whales and dolphins. Earthjustice attorney David Henkin, who previously criticized the plan as not doing enough to protect... Read more