Latest U.S. Air Force News

Missing airman identified as recovery efforts continue

Nov. 10, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An airman who is presumed dead in a parachute training exercise off Florida's Panhandle has been identified. According to a military news release, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations Wing, part of the Air...

Tomes scores 19 to lift Air Force over Texas Sate. 78-71

Nov. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sid Tomes posted 19 points as Air Force defeated Texas State 78-71 on Saturday. Lavelle Scottie had 15 points and eight rebounds for Air Force (1-1). A.J. Walker added 12 points. Chris Joyce had 11 points and six rebounds for the home team. Mason Harrell had 15 points for the...

Wisconsin Guard whistleblower says he's being discharged

Nov. 8, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant said Friday that his superiors have decided to discharge him from the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit. Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis' complaints about...

Cool scores 41 to carry Idaho State past Air Force 89-79

Nov. 8, 2019 12:13 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Tarik Cool scored 41 points with four three-pointers and converted all 15 of his foul shots as Idaho State defeated Air Force 89-79 on Thursday night. Chier Maker scored a career-high 21 points and had eight rebounds for Idaho State (1-1), which made 12 of 29 three-pointers....

Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US

Nov. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The...

Air Force senior relishes dad in stands after prison release

Nov. 7, 2019 12:05 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Like many fathers and sons, the Birdows tossed the football around the yard. They imagined the setting being the backyard on freshly cut grass — not the cracked asphalt inside a prison yard where they were. They tuned out the barbed-wire fences and the watchful eyes...

Air Force makes late defensive stand in 17-13 win over Army

Nov. 2, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The goal-line stand by Air Force at the start set the tone. The one at the end clinched it. Defense ruled the day. Air Force turned in a goal-line stand in the final minute as the Falcons beat service academy rival Army 17-13 on Saturday. "It definitely means the world to...

Jackson, Remsberg power Air Force past Utah State 31-7

Oct. 27, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Timothy Jackson has been at the forefront of Air Force's punishing ground game. Jackson ran for 148 yards and a touchdown, Kadin Remsberg added a pair of scoring runs and Air Force shut down Utah State 31-7 on Saturday night. Jackson reached 100 yards for the third straight...

No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash at US air show

Oct. 13, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed into an unpopulated area Sunday near Hampton, Georgia, and no...

Hammond's 2 TD runs help Air Force beat Fresno State 43-24

Oct. 12, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Once Air Force got its ground game going, Fresno State had nowhere to go, run or pass. Donald Hammond III ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, Kyle Johnson returned an interception for a score and Air Force pulled away in the second half to beat Fresno State 43-24...