Latest U.S. Air Force News

Major at Oklahoma base pleads guilty to health care fraud

Oct. 17, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An officer at an Oklahoma military base has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in kickbacks for referring health insurance beneficiaries to certain pharmacies. Federal prosecutors say Maj. Romeatrius Moss, a nurse at the medical unit of Vance Air Force Base in Enid,...

Air Force IDs Ellsworth airman found dead off base

Oct. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has released the name of an airman stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base who was found dead at an off-base residence. The Air Force says 24-year-old Senior Airman William Horton was a B-1 Journeyman with the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Horton was an active...

Fighter jets could fly lower in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Air Force wants to fly supersonic fighter jets at lower altitudes in lightly populated areas of southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon to better simulate combat conditions. The Air Force on Wednesday said it plans to prepare an environmental impact...

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...

Statue of black pilot unveiled at air force base in Georgia

Oct. 13, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A black fighter pilot who fought for the French Foreign Legion during World War I was honored with a statue at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The bronze statue of Eugene Bullard was unveiled on Wednesday at the base near Warner Robins in front of a crowd that included his descendants,...

Air search expected to resume for missing plane in Dakotas

Oct. 13, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Air Force helicopters brought in to help search for a missing plane and its pilot between South Dakota and North Dakota are scheduled to resume operations. The American News reports that aerial crews including the North Dakota and South Dakota wings of the Civil Air Patrol and U.S....

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...

Hispanic airmen share their stories at Robins Air Force Base

Oct. 5, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Moreno's grandfather, who was from Mexico, gained his U.S. citizenship by serving in World War II. Moreno was among three panelists who shared their backstories on Sept. 24 at the Heritage Club on Robins Air Force Base as part of this year's...

Lawsuit challenging Bible display has additional plaintiff

Oct. 4, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit challenging the display of a Bible at New Hampshire's veterans hospital has an additional plaintiff. The original lawsuit was filed by U.S. Air Force veteran James Chamberlain against the hospital director, saying the Bible's inclusion on a table honoring missing...

Air Force suspects foul play in 1979 disappearance of airman

Oct. 4, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

GWINN, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Air Force investigators say the remains of an airman who disappeared 40 years ago have been found near a former base in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a release Thursday the remains found in November 2017 were matched this past...