Latest U.S. Air Force News

US Air Force base to open new entrance

Nov. 17, 2019 10:15 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A U.S Air Force base in Ohio is going to open a new entrance for commercial and passenger vehicles. The Dayton Daily News reports the new gate to Area A of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwestern Ohio will open Monday. The new Gate 26A is located off State Highway 235 in...

Female CAFB officers recall their military service

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — In 23 years of serving in the United States Air Force, Col. Betty Venth said her proudest accomplishment is the work she did at a port mortuary in Dover, Delaware shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Now the commander of the 14th Medical Group on Columbus Air Force Base, Venth was a...

Air Force airmen honored for helping Nebraska family

Nov. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen who helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska have been awarded commendation medals. Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton of Kalkaska, Michigan and Christian Reid of Littleton, Colorado received the medals Friday from Col. Damien Schlussel, the...

Twin brothers stick together through service

Nov. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Like many twins, the Markham brothers shared secrets. But most twins' secrets probably don't involve duping the United States military. Wilbourne Markham said his twin brother, Weldon, was determined for them to join the military in 1952 (Wilbourne thinks it's because he watched...

Missing airman identified as recovery efforts continue

Nov. 10, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An airman who is presumed dead in a parachute training exercise off Florida's Panhandle has been identified. According to a military news release, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations Wing, part of the Air...

Missing airman identified as recovery efforts continue

Nov. 10, 2019 11:09 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An airman who is presumed dead after an unplanned parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft off Florida's Panhandle has been identified. According to a military news release, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations...

Tomes scores 19 to lift Air Force over Texas Sate. 78-71

Nov. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sid Tomes posted 19 points as Air Force defeated Texas State 78-71 on Saturday. Lavelle Scottie had 15 points and eight rebounds for Air Force (1-1). A.J. Walker added 12 points. Chris Joyce had 11 points and six rebounds for the home team. Mason Harrell had 15 points for the...

Air Force airmen report, help fight Nebraska house fire

Nov. 9, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska. The airmen from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne saw the fire near Dix while on duty Thursday. Kimball County, Nebraska, sheriff's officials say the airmen alerted a neighbor, who called...

Wisconsin Guard whistleblower says he's being discharged

Nov. 8, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant said Friday that his superiors have decided to discharge him from the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit. Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis' complaints about...

Cool scores 41 to carry Idaho State past Air Force 89-79

Nov. 8, 2019 12:13 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Tarik Cool scored 41 points with four three-pointers and converted all 15 of his foul shots as Idaho State defeated Air Force 89-79 on Thursday night. Chier Maker scored a career-high 21 points and had eight rebounds for Idaho State (1-1), which made 12 of 29 three-pointers....