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Female CAFB officers recall their military service

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — In 23 years of serving in the United States Air Force, Col. Betty Venth said her proudest accomplishment is the work she did at a port mortuary in Dover, Delaware shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Now the commander of the 14th Medical Group on Columbus Air Force Base, Venth was a...

Air Force and Army veteran duo aim to restore WWII submarine

Nov. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of veterans is trying to bring a World War II submarine to Louisville. The Courier Journal reports, Mark Gatton got the idea when he learned that the USS Ling was going to be scrapped in New Jersey. The Air Force veteran, with his friend Army veteran Lewis Palmer are raising...

Air Force airmen honored for helping Nebraska family

Nov. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen who helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska have been awarded commendation medals. Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton of Kalkaska, Michigan and Christian Reid of Littleton, Colorado received the medals Friday from Col. Damien Schlussel, the...

Trump to confront Turkey about buying Russian defense system

Nov. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will confront Turkey's leader about his decision to buy a Russian air defense system when they meet this week at the White House amid strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said Sunday that the United States...

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...

Missing airman identified as recovery efforts continue

Nov. 10, 2019 11:09 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An airman who is presumed dead after an unplanned parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft 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...

Aircraft boneyard keeps planes for parts or possible reuse

Nov. 9, 2019 11:49 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As boneyards go, this place is pretty lively. Before many Tucsonans have even started their morning commute, a pair of aircraft mechanics are already crouched over the open cockpit of an F-18 fighter jet, disarming the ejector seat and removing the explosives. Nearby, a towing crew...

Airman missing in Gulf of Mexico after falling from plane

Nov. 6, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. military and local Florida law enforcement are searching the Gulf of Mexico for an airman who fell out of a plane during a parachute training exercise. An Air Force news release says the special tactics airman departed a C-130 aircraft Tuesday morning during a planned...

Military wants more rules for turbines near nuclear missiles

Oct. 29, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities. Department of Defense and Air Force officials outlined...

Editorials from around New England

Oct. 25, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT UConn dealt with an episode of racism by making arrests. That's a response. It's not a solution. Hartford Courant Oct. 24 On Monday, two 21-year-old white UConn students were arrested and charged with a hate crime after video surfaced of them repeatedly saying a...