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USAF veteran, FedEx pilot detained in China over possession of plastic BBs

A former US Air Force Colonel flying for FedEx was detained in the southern Chinese region of Guangzhou for possession of “ammunition,” which turned out to be little more than 6mm plastic BBs.

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Air Force is trying to determine what to do about Elon Musk’s pot smoking

The US Air Force is trying to figure out how to deal with civilian contractors who have their “heads in the clouds,” thanks to SpaceX [...]

Quick Hit: Air Force Continues Trying to Solve Pilot Shortage With Small Ideas

In its latest attempt to stem a gushing arterial bleed with a Hello Kitty bandaid, the Air Force is now offering more flight pay to [...]

Quick Hit: Dumb Article Stereotypes Entire Generation of Warriors

I'm only sharing this article to remark on how woefully misguided it is, and to critique the entire premise of bundling a generation of people [...]

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Air Force wants next gen. fighters to be designed, produced in less than 5 years

Concept art released by the the Air Force Research Lab in 2018 shows a potential next-generation fighter concept, or F-X. (Air Force Research Laboratory) [...]

Congressman threatens USAF, says he’ll give light attack planes to Army for Special Operations

A former Green Beret-turned lawmaker has had enough of the US Air Force dragging its feet to field propeller-driven light attack planes- and is now [...]

USAF F-35s drop 39 tons of bombs on “ISIS-infested” island

An ISIS-infested island in Iraq was blasted with over 39 tons of bombs from US Air Force F-35s and F-15s, creating some of the most awesome display of firepower to hit the internet in years.

Air Force backs a USAF aircrew after they stayed at a Trump-owned hotel in Scotland

The US Air Force is backing an aircrew that stayed in a Trump-branded hotel in Scotland, claiming that they followed procedure and did nothing wrong. [...]

Air Force A-10 accidentally fires live rocket near Tucson

An A-10 went “hog wild” and accidentally fired an unguided rocket over the Arizona skies near Tucson Thursday morning, prompting an investigation. The rocket, which [...]

$8 million for Air Force base will likely be diverted to build border wall

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The passenger terminal provides access to the base’s flight line July 30, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, [...]

Airman becomes first USAF female to earn Army’s Ranger tab

Since 1955, when the Army began accepting Airmen into its school, nearly 300 Airmen across different Air Force Specialty Codes have earned the Ranger tab. [...]

Russia in talks with Turkey to sell Su-57 fighter jet after US suspends F-35

A prototype of the Su-57 in flight at the MAKS 2011 air show. (wikipedia coomons) Russia is in talks with Turkey to sell [...]

Spanish Air Force commander dies after jet crashes into sea

A C-101 Aviojet aircraft of the Honduran air force sits on the flight line with its canopy open. Some of these Spanish-designed trainer/light attack [...]

Air Force addressing individual pilot communities in attempt to reduce 2000 pilot shortage

U.S. Air Force pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing step to their jets, during the Northern Lightning exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, [...]

DoD guard kills man who stabs him after trying to break into Air Force Base

A civilian security guard assigned to the protection of Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base is recovering after he was stabbed by a now-deceased man. The [...]

“We lost another one,” Shaw Air Force base confirms death of Airman

An Airman at South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base has been confirmed dead, according to the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing. “Here we are [...]

Hackers expose 54 vulnerabilities within the Air Force cloud

Airmen with the 68th Network Warfare Squadron monitor Air Force communications to analyze disclosures of critical information and perform data loss prevention at Joint [...]

Lt. Colonel at Dyess Air Force Base relieved of command

Lt. Col. Pete Leija, shown here as a major during a 2015 change of command ceremony, was removed from command of the 317th Aircraft [...]

USAF commander apologizes for saying military suicides are for “chickenshits”

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, addresses Airmen at the 2nd Bomb Wing Quaterly Award ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base La., April [...]

Man arrested for killing airman, shooting others at party

(Wichita Police Department) An arrest has been made in connection to the fatal shooting of a US Airman in Kansas. Wichita Police have [...]

Air Force investigating whether fighter pilots are at increased risk of prostate cancer

U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper pilots assigned to the 20th Operations Group fly their aircraft in formation over Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, [...]

Body of Air Force lieutenant colonel has been found in Colorado

The body of an Air Force lieutenant colonel has been recovered after he was reported to have gone missing while hiking in the Colorado mountains.

U.S. Air Force releases expected first flight of its super-secret B-21 bomber

The skies may soon be filled with the US Air Force’s newest stealth bomber- but you’re still going to have to wait a few years. [...]

US Air Force fireman arrested at Japanese airport with a loaded handgun

Terminal of Tokyo-Narita Airport in 2014. (Wikipedia Commons) An American firefighter employed by the US Air Force was arrested in Japan after a [...]