Latest U.S. Air Force News

Air Force major reflects on‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,' cancer

May. 30, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — This was to be a celebratory spring for Alison Cruise. The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a...

This February 2019 photo released by Erica Sauder shows Sasha Krause, who authorities say disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, N.M, in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz. (Erica Sauder via AP)

Man charged in Mennonite woman's death grew up in the faith

May. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by duct tape. Her...

Esports thrives during absence of traditional sports

May. 23, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Esports has attempted to bridge the gap between the urge for competition and the necessity of physical contact to do so. Chance Crawford, one of the organizers of MGM Esports and Gaming, says esports in Montgomery can address the gap people feel in social distancing, strengthen...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

In this undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force, Capt. Jennifer Casey poses for a photo. A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood Sunday, May 17, 2020, during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing Casey, seriously injuring another crew member and setting a house on fire. (Royal Canadian Air Force via AP)

Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show; 1 dead

May. 18, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. The...

This photo provided by Elwood Delaney shows the scene of a crash involving a Canadian Forces Snowbirds airplane in Kamloops, Canada, Sunday, May 17, 2020. A Canadian acrobatic jet has crashed into the British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing at least one crew member and setting the house on fire. (Elwood Delaney via AP)

Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show; 1 dead

May. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood Sunday during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. The crash left...

President Donald Trump stands as Chief of Space Operations at US Space Force Gen. John Raymond, second from left, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, second from right, hold the United States Space Force flag as it is presented in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington.  Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stands far left. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Space Force unveils flag; Trump touts 'super-duper missile'

May. 15, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Space Force — the newest branch of the armed services — now has its own flag. Defense Department officials presented President Donald Trump with the Space Force flag during a short Oval Office event on Friday. The dark blue and white flag includes elements intended...

Jets to conduct flyover over southern New Mexico on Friday

May. 14, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

A formation of U.S. Air Force jets on Friday will conduct a flyover in southern New Mexico to show appreciation for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel during the coronavirus pandemic. Holloman Air Force Base officials said four F-16s from the base outside Alamogordo will fly over...

Air Force commander found dead in home on Colorado base

May. 13, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The commander of a U.S. Air Force base in Colorado was found dead in his home on the base, officials said. Col. Thomas Falzarano was the commander of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs, The Gazette reports. The cause of his death was under...

USAF rejects Wisconsin Guard sergeant's reprisal allegations

May. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force investigators have rejected a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant's allegations that his commanders retaliated against him and tried to force him out of the service after he complained about sexual assaults in his unit. The Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General's...