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Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism. As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead,...

Guard whistleblower: Air Force leader won’t halt discharge

Nov. 27, 2019 4:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Air Force will not stop efforts to discharge a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis complained to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin last year about sexual assaults and harassment within his 115th Fighter Wing squadron. His complaints triggered two...

Senator asks Air Force head to halt whistleblower discharge

Nov. 22, 2019 1:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin asked the head of the Air Force on Friday to halt discharge proceedings against a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower until investigators determine whether his commanders are retaliating against him for complaining about sexual assaults in his unit....

Military: 2 airmen killed in crash during Oklahoma training

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, a military official said. The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, about 65 miles (105...

The Latest: 2 airmen died while landing at Oklahoma base

Nov. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the crash of two Air Force training jets in northwest Oklahoma that killed two airmen. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Air Force base commander says two U.S. airmen were killed in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise in...

Trump to confront Turkey about buying Russian defense system

Nov. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will confront Turkey's leader about his decision to buy a Russian air defense system when they meet this week at the White House amid strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said Sunday that the United States...

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...

Airman missing in Gulf of Mexico after falling from plane

Nov. 6, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. military and local Florida law enforcement are searching the Gulf of Mexico for an airman who fell out of a plane during a parachute training exercise. An Air Force news release says the special tactics airman departed a C-130 aircraft Tuesday morning during a planned...

Military wants more rules for turbines near nuclear missiles

Oct. 29, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities. Department of Defense and Air Force officials outlined...