Latest U.S. Air Force News

Air Force major charged with murder in death of Texas wife

Jul. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force major based in San Antonio has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife whom he reported missing in March. Forty-year-old Andre McDonald is being held Monday at the Bexar (bayr) County jail. Bail is set at $2 million. Sheriff's officials say...

Elevated levels of PFAS chemicals found near Delaware base

Jul. 14, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say high levels of a worrisome class of manmade chemicals have been detected in four private wells near Dover Air Force Base. Officials said in a news release Sunday that they had been notified about the elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS,...

Ex-US airman in Oklahoma pipe bombing released from prison

Jul. 12, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Air Force airman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the bombing of an Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma is being released from prison. Federal court records in Tulsa show that 30-year-old Benjamin Roden was granted his conditional release Friday from a federal...

Air Force jet makes emergency landing in Nebraska after fire

Jul. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an engine fire caused a U.S. Air Force jet to make an emergency landing at an airport in Nebraska. The four-engine airborne warning and control system plane touched down around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Airport. Lincoln Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Dave Engler...

AP Exclusive: Officer alleges sexual misconduct by general

Jul. 11, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination. Members of Congress have raised questions about the allegations and the military investigation that...

School of Mines, Air Force partner on environment

Jul. 11, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City will work with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at the Ellsworth base on environmental stewardship goals. The school's experts in ecology, hydrology, environmental engineering and other disciplines will help the Air...

Body on Colorado mountain confirmed to be Las Vegas hiker

Jul. 7, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy says a body found in the Colorado mountains has been confirmed to be a student at the academy's preparatory school. The academy said Sunday that Larimer County officials confirmed the body was 20-year-old Micah Tice of Las Vegas, who was last seen...

Nebraska Guard ready to build armory at Air Force base

Jul. 4, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska National Guard is leasing space on a U.S. Air Force base south of Omaha for a new armory that could begin to take shape this year if federal funding comes through, officials said. What will be called the Bellevue Readiness Center will include office space, a...

Air Force veteran to run in Ohio GOP-held US House seat

Jul. 2, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force veteran and daughter of immigrants says she's running for Congress in the Ohio district held by veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (SHAH'-but). Democrat Nikki Foster announced her campaign Monday for the 1st House district in southwest Ohio. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports...

Air Force jet hits bird, drops 3 dummy bombs over Florida

Jul. 1, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Air Force says it's investigating after a fighter jet struck a bird and dropped three dummy bombs used for training over northern Florida. Moody Air Force Base in central Georgia said in a news release there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage after the...