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President Donald Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: Poland to get some US troops withdrawn from Germany

Jun. 24, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that some of the 10,000 American troops he’s pulling out of Germany will be moved to Poland on NATO’s eastern flank against Russian aggression. “We’re going to be reducing our forces in Germany,” Trump said in the...

Governor pitches Ohio air base as Space Force headquarters

Jun. 23, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the surrounding Dayton region would make an ideal location for the Pentagon's new Space Force headquarters, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday in a letter to the U.S. Air Force. The area is already home to several research centers, including the National...

Smoke rises from at the 18th Wing Hazardous Materials Pharmacy building at Kadena Air Base during a fire on Okinawa island, Japan, Monday morning, June 22, 2020. Cause of fire is unknown, no injuries are reported. (Kyodo News via AP)

Fire breaks out at hazmat facility at US air base on Okinawa

Jun. 22, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A fire broke out Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, slightly injuring dozens of personnel who were exposed to smoke or chlorine gas, the U.S. military said. The blaze began in the morning in the building at...

Air Force makes history: 1st woman as top enlisted leader

Jun. 19, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making history for the second time this month, the Air Force on Friday became the first military service to pick a woman as its top enlisted leader. The selection of Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass as chief master sergeant of the Air Force comes less than two weeks after the Senate...

Air Force sergeant charged in shooting death of federal security officer outside U.S. courthouse in Oakland, California

Jun. 16, 2020 1:12 PM EDT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Air Force sergeant charged in shooting death of federal security officer outside U.S. courthouse in Oakland, California.

US pilot in fighter jet crash named; cause unclear

Jun. 16, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The fighter pilot who died after crashing off the coast of northern England has been identified as 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday. Allen, 27, died in a routine training accident that took place at at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The cause of the F-15C Eagle crash is under...

Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

Jun. 15, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead, the U.S. Air Force said Monday. In a statement hours after the crash, it said “the pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and...

U.S. Air Force says pilot of fighter plane that crashed into the North Sea has been found dead

Jun. 15, 2020 1:36 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force says pilot of fighter plane that crashed into the North Sea has been found dead.

U.S. Air Force says jet has crashed into North Sea

Jun. 15, 2020 7:03 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force says jet has crashed into North Sea.
In this Sunday, June 7, 2020, booking mugshot courtesy Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office shows 32-year-old suspect Steven Carrillo, an active-duty U.S. Air Force sergeant arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting Santa Cruz Sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, and wounding two other officers Saturday. (Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office via AP)

Airman may face death penalty in California cop killing

Jun. 12, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The sheriff's deputy reached a house at the end of the narrow Northern California dirt road and decided getting help from more deputies would be a good idea. The terrain was steep, the redwood forest thick. The deputy turned the patrol car around and headed back down the hill,...