Latest U.S. Air Force News

US pilot thanks British man who guaranteed a happy landing

Jul. 23, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force Maj. Grant Thompson thanked a British photographer the best way he knew how - by ripping the flight patch from his shoulder and handing it to the man whose quick action last week ensured he landed safely after an engine in his F-15E Strike Eagle malfunctioned. ...

Idaho lawmaker who shared rape accuser's name faces hearing

Jul. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who accused another state lawmaker of rape will face a legislative ethics hearing over her actions next month. The House Ethics and Policy Committee found probable cause that Rep....

Afghan war’s end quiets chaplain's litany of funeral prayers

Jul. 20, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — This is the place where widows wailed, where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and where children lifted their teddy bears to see daddy carried off in a flag-covered box. This is where presidents stood and generals saluted because...

Air Force sergeant sentenced to prison in drugs, guns case

Jul. 14, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. Air Force master sergeant assigned to Nellis Air Force Base has been sentenced to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada said 41-year-old Michael Reimers of Las Vegas was...

New B-21 bomber headed to Ellsworth Air Force Base

Jul. 08, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force’s new B-21 Raider bomber will be stationed first at a base near Rapid City. The bomber will be stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base sometime in the mid-2020s, the Rapid City Journal reported Wednesday. According to the Air...

Judge: Air Force mostly at fault in 2017 Texas church attack

Jul. 07, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Air Force is mostly responsible for a former serviceman killing more than two dozen people at a Texas church in 2017 because it failed to submit his criminal history into a database, which should have prevented him from purchasing...

'Do I want to make it better? Yes,' says NJ man slurred at

Jul. 07, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A Black man who endured racist slurs caught on video last week in New Jersey is serving in the U.S. Air Force and said Wednesday in an interview that the interaction has reinforced the need for more discussion about race in America. Etchu Tanyoh Brandon Tambe, of Mount...

Federal judge faults US Air Force over gunman's history for Texas church attack that killed more than two dozen people

Jul. 07, 2021 11:41 AM EDT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal judge faults US Air Force over gunman's history for Texas church attack that killed more than two dozen people.

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....

Philippine military's worst air disaster kills 52, wounds 51

Jul. 05, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops found the last five dead from the crash of a transport aircraft in the south and two wounded survivors died Monday, raising the death toll to 52 in the military’s worst air disaster, officials said. The Lockheed C-130...