U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School instructors jump from an Air Force C-130 in February after departing from Naval Air Station Key West. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. (U.S. Navy Photo [...]
A Danish company has been awarded a contract to provide an improved audio system that warns A-10 pilots about incoming threats. The North American branch of Terma Inc., in Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $60 million contract to provide a 3D sound system for the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, a [...]
A US military fighter jet crashed on Tuesday near the south-western German city of Trier, leaving its pilot with minor injuries. The F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed around 3 pm (1300 GMT) during a routine training excercise, according to a report posted on the website of the Spangdahlem Air Base, to which the aircraft was assigned. [...]
Following last week's crash of a B-17 bomber at Bradley International Airport that killed seven people and injured seven others, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is asking the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to look into "what specific inspection protocols" went into allowing passengers to fly aboard the 75-year-old aircraft.
(Sue Sapp/ Air Force) Three men were killed late Friday when their vehicle drove attempted to drive through a gate at Robins Air Force Base. Their vehicle collided with a security barrier at the Georgia base's gate, base officials said. The male driver of a vehicle and two male passengers were killed after [...]
A 24-year-old Adams County native serving in the U.S. Air Force was one of three people found dead in a suspected murder-suicide in Wyoming Tuesday.
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 was inadvertently launched in military-controlled airspace, was a white phosphorous M156, better known as part of the Hydra 70 series of rockets. While useful against soft vehicle targets and other [...]