Latest Air force News

Buckley Space Force Base prepares for the next frontier

Jul. 25, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For more than two decades, Col. Marcus Jackson’s fatigues have been emblazoned with the cinnamon font synonymous with the U.S. Air Force. The newest commander of Aurora’s longtime Air Force installation has been a career military man with...

Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd this week

Jul. 22, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike in a central province early on Thursday, the second such attack this week. The aerial attack caused material damage, it said. The country's state news agency quoted an unidentified Syrian military...

Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea

Jul. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military said Thursday it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military parade in the coming days. The Danish Defense Ministry posted...

Greece takes delivery of 1st of 18 French Rafale warplanes

Jul. 21, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece took delivery Wednesday of the first of 18 French Rafale fighter jets, part of a major military procurement plan as the country seeks to upgrade its armed forces. Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos attended the delivery ceremony in...

Police: 3 undercover officers shot, wounded in Chicago

Jul. 07, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three undercover law enforcement officers were shot and wounded Wednesday morning while driving onto an expressway on Chicago’s South Side, and detectives were questioning a “person of interest” about the shooting, police said. The shooting occurred...

Air Force plans training exercise over northern plains

Jul. 05, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is planning a massive training exercise over the northern plains states. The Bismarck Tribune reported Monday that the maneuvers are set for July 19-23 in the skies over the Powder River Training Complex....

Crews find more partial human remains from 1952 Alaska crash

Jun. 29, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The solemn task of sifting through rocks, twigs and ice to find human remains as small as a fingernail continued this month on a glacier north of Anchorage, nearly 69 years after all 52 members of a military transport flight were killed when...

US troops in Syria attacked after airstrikes on militias

Jun. 28, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in eastern Syria came under rocket attack Monday, with no reported casualties, one day after U.S. Air Force planes carried out airstrikes near the Iraq-Syria border against what the Pentagon said were facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups to support...

Curry takes over as commander of Grand Forks Air Force Base

Jun. 28, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks Air Force Base has a new commander. Col. Timothy Curry took over the top spot from Col. Cameron Pringle during a change of command ceremony Monday for the 319th Reconnaissance Wing. Pringle was named commander of the Grand Forks...

Airman from Albuquerque dies at military base in Qatar

Jun. 28, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Defense says a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard has died at a military base in Qatar. The department said Sunday in a news release that Lt. Col. James C. Willis of Albuquerque died the previous day in events unrelated...