Latest U.S. Air Force News

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...

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...

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...

Air Force test-launches intercontinental ballistic missile

Oct. 2, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has tested an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The missile lifted off at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday from the base northwest of Los Angeles and sent a test reentry vehicle...

Hammond leads Air Force over San Jose State 41-24

Sep. 28, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — DJ Hammond III began the night on the sideline, resting a sore ankle. Things changed in a hurry. Making an unexpected entry after an early injury forced Isaiah Sanders to leave the game, Hammond threw a 64-yard touchdown pass and finished or led four other scoring drives as...

Air Force general confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Sep. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely dismissing an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. The 75-22 vote to approve Gen. John Hyten as the nation's No. 2...

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

Appeals court asked to halt discharge of Airmen with HIV

Sep. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them. The Department of Defense is appealing a ruling by a judge who found that...

Correction: Security Site Trespass Charges story

Sep. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about two men from the Netherlands arrested on suspicion of trespassing at a secure U.S. government reservation in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of one of the men. It is Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, not Savage. A corrected...

Remsberg scores on 1st play of OT, Air Force beats Colorado

Sep. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The game began with an Air Force fly-over and was decided by a flying leap. Both made plenty of noise. Kadin Remsberg scored on a 25-yard run to start overtime Saturday and Air Force beat Colorado 30-23 after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. "People know us as hard...