Latest U.S. Air Force News

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...

Air Force Academy cadet found not guilty of sexual assault

Sep. 17, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy has been found not guilty of sexual assault. The academy says Cadet 2nd Class Michael T. Crotts was acquitted Friday by a panel of eight officers who heard testimony and reviewed evidence at his court-martial. He had been...

Wright State agency to lead Air Force partnership effort

Sep. 16, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A university research corporation in Ohio says it will be the lead agency in a $49 million effort to strengthen the relationship between the Air Force and businesses and universities. Wright State Applied Research Corporation says in a release that it's been selected to lead the U.S....

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...

Air Force reviews hotel choices after Trump resort stay

Sep. 9, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is reviewing how crews on international travel choose airports and hotels after one crew recently spent a night at a Trump resort in Scotland. An Air Force spokesman said Monday that an initial review of the March stopover in Scotland in which the crew stayed at the Trump...

General: US faces 'Sputnik moment' in space race competition

Sep. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. has reached a new "Sputnik moment" in which the military must act to keep the nation's competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser extent, Iran and North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. Gen....

Air Force disputes Alaska crew favored Trump Scottish hotel

Sep. 8, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a routine mission to Kuwait went miles out of their way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump. Politico first reported that the...

University of Hawaii to add first-ever Navy ROTC program

Sep. 6, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Navy officials have approved the creation of the first-ever Navy ROTC program at the University of Hawaii, officials said. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced the Navy's decision to add the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps program Wednesday, The Honolulu...

Air Force Academy cadet faces trial on sexual assault charge

Sep. 5, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy faces a court-martial on a sexual assault charge. The academy says Cadet 2nd Class Michael T. Crotts is accused of assaulting a woman in March or April 2017. Neither Crotts nor his attorneys immediately responded to a request...