Latest U.S. Air Force News

Air Force charges airman in April attack that injured troops at US base in Syria

Aug. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force charges airman in April attack that injured troops at US base in Syria.

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

Aug. 02, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence. ...

Burgum calls for security review of Chinese firm's project

Jul. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D, (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is pressing federal officials to expedite a review of a Chinese company’s purchase of land in North Dakota for a wet corn milling plant to ensure it is not detrimental to national security. Fufeng Group’s planned $700 million project in...

Air Force official expects Iran to resume attacks on US

Jul. 21, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top U.S. Air Force general in the Middle East warned on Thursday that Iran-backed militias could resume attacks in the region against the United States and its allies as tensions rise — assaults that could lead to a new Mideast escalation. ...

Sheriff: Beacon led team to man mauled by grizzly in Wyoming

Jun. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A distress signal initially thought to be from a crashed aircraft led searchers to a backpacker who'd been mauled by a grizzly bear in a remote Wyoming wilderness, according to sheriff's officials. No plane or helicopter had crashed but a crew preparing to...

Ex-US Air Force sergeant pleads guilty in deputy killing

Jun. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant linked to an extremist movement and convicted last month in the 2020 killing of a federal security officer in the San Francisco Bay Area pleaded guilty to killing a sheriff's sergeant a week after he attacked a federal building. ...

Air Force ROTC cadet dies in Idaho training accident

Jun. 26, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — An Air Force ROTC cadet from Alaska died in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base said Sunday. Mackenzie Wilson, 19, a cadet at Oregon State University, died of injuries sustained in an accident...

Air Force: Crew not at fault for Afghan deaths in evacuation

Jun. 13, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has concluded that air crew members acted appropriately and were not at fault for some tragic deaths during the chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan last year, when desperate Afghans clung to a military plane as it was taking off and fell to their deaths or were...

Biden nixes Trump design for Air Force One over cost, delay

Jun. 10, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has scrapped former President Donald Trump's red, white and blue design for the new generation of presidential aircraft after an Air Force review suggested it would raise costs and delay the delivery of the new jets. Boeing is...

Taiwanese F-16 fighter makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Jun. 08, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Taiwanese F-16 fighter jet made an emergency landing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii on Monday afternoon, and the U.S. Air Force pilot who was flying the aircraft was taken to the hospital for treatment, U.S. officials said Tuesday. According...