Latest U.S. Air Force News

More searching planned at a Florida Air Force base where 121 potential Black grave sites were found

Jan. 20, 2024 10:09 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force plans to expand its search for grave sites in a former Black cemetery at a base in Florida after discovering 121 potential sites already, a base official said. Lt. Laura Anderson told news stations this week that a nonintrusive archaeological...

121 unmarked graves in a former Black cemetery found at US Air Force base in Florida, officials say

Jan. 19, 2024 21:46 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — As many as 121 unmarked graves in a former Black cemetery have been discovered at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida, military officials confirmed. A non-intrusive archaeological survey performed over the past two years at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa identified...

US Air Force announces end of search and recovery operations for Osprey that crashed off Japan

Jan. 11, 2024 23:46 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Air Force on Friday announced the end of its more than a month long search and recovery operation at the site of a CV-22B Osprey crash that occurred off the southern Japanese coast in late November, expressing regret at not being able to find the last of the eight crew...

Defense Secretary Austin has been hospitalized since Jan. 1, but the Pentagon kept the news quiet

Jan. 06, 2024 09:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been hospitalized since Monday due to complications following a minor elective medical procedure, his press secretary said, in the Defense Department’s first acknowledgement that Austin had been admitted five days earlier to Walter Reed...

Airman killed in Osprey crash remembered as a leader and friend to many

Dec. 20, 2023 16:14 PM EST

DALTON, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant from Massachusetts who was one of eight service members lost when a CV-22 Osprey crashed off the coast of Japan was remembered at his funeral on Wednesday as outstanding and a leader and a friend to many. Jake Galliher, 24, of...

Body of sergeant killed when US Air Force Osprey crashed off the coast of Japan is returning home

Dec. 15, 2023 20:20 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant from Massachusetts who was one of eight service members lost when a CV-22 Osprey crashed off the coast of Japan are being returned home. The body of Jacob “Jake” Galliher, 24, was expected to arrive at the...

Air Force disciplines 15 as IG finds that security failures led to massive classified documents leak

Dec. 11, 2023 13:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has disciplined 15 personnel in connection with the massive classified documents leak by an airman earlier this year, concluding that multiple officials intentionally failed to take required action on his suspicious behavior, the Air Force inspector general...

Officials say a US pilot safely ejected before his F-16 crashed into the sea off South Korea

Dec. 11, 2023 00:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. Air Force pilot safely ejected on Monday before his F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea off South Korea’s southwestern coast, U.S. and South Korean military officials said. The unidentified pilot was recovered by South Korean maritime forces and...

Divers recover the seventh of 8 crew members killed in crash of a US military Osprey off Japan

Dec. 10, 2023 20:36 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Divers on Sunday recovered the remains of the seventh of the eight crew members from a U.S. military Osprey aircraft that crashed off southern Japan during a training mission. The Air Force CV-22 Osprey went down Nov. 29 just off Yakushima Island in southwestern Japan...

A gigantic new ICBM will take US nuclear missiles out of the Cold War-era but add 21st-century risks

Dec. 10, 2023 07:40 AM EST

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AP) — The control stations for America’s nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles have a sort of 1980s retro look, with computing panels in sea foam green, bad lighting and chunky control switches, including a critical one that says “launch.” ...