Missing airman found dead on dirt road in South Carolina

Senior Airman Jose Llanes Senior Airman Jose Llanes, who was reported missing May 18, 2019, was found dead May 21, 2019 at approximately 11:00 a.m. The 28-year-old Airman served as a 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store journeyman and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Nov. 6, 2012. He has been stationed [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Air Force Academy special operations pilot accused of raping child multiple times

Major Travis Burns, a pilot with the 58th Special Operations Wing, gives an overview of the controls of a CV-22 in 2016. (Air Force) A special operations pilot at the United States Air Force Academy has been accused of raping a pre-teen on multiple occasions, according to information from the academy as well [...]

Columnist, “Col. Ned Stark” has been identified as Air Force officer

Col. Jason Lamb (second from left), Air Education and Training Command Director of Intelligence, Analysis, and Innovation, speaks to attendees at the grand opening of the command's "Fire Pit" workshop March 5, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Mirrored to the wing level Spark Cell variant, the AETC Fire Pit is the major [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Airman tells his secret to get away with long hair and beard in the Air Force

For some new members of the Air Force, maintaining a "hip" appearance is more important than the Air Force's need for uniformity that -in theory- reinforces cohesion and discipline to achieve collective goals.

By | May 17th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power|5 Comments

Breaking: F-16 crashes into building near California’s March Air Reserve Base

By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — An F-16 returning to March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley crashed after its pilot ejected, base officials said Thursday. The jet crashed into a building off the base, on Van Buren Boulevard, about 3:45 p.m. PDT, said March Air Reserve Base Deputy Fire Chief Timothy [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

USAF brings B-52 in graveyard back to service, repaired with “parts found in bucket”

A B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," makes its final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The bomber was flown out of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, also known as the "Boneyard", where it had been since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle) A [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|1 Comment

New Air Force Secretary will replace resigning secretary Wilson soon

Under Secretary of the Air Force, Matthew P. Donovan, looks at a C-130 turbo-prop engine through a set of HoloLens goggles during a visit to the 361st Training Squadron’s aircraft propulsion apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2019. Sheppard is leveraging the technology as another tool to enhance training and [...]