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 again, I can’t believe it,” 20th FW commander Colonel Derek O’Malley said in a Facebook video, announcing the death of one of his Airmen. “I wake up everyday, my command [...]
Airmen with the 68th Network Warfare Squadron monitor Air Force communications to analyze disclosures of critical information and perform data loss prevention at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 25, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) The US Air Force’s cloud network has been strengthened, thanks to hackers willing to [...]
Lt. Col. Pete Leija, shown here as a major during a 2015 change of command ceremony, was removed from command of the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas Aug. 5, 2019. (Naoto Anazewa/Air Force) The commander of the 317th Maintenance Squadron in Texas has been relieved of command [...]
Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, addresses Airmen at the 2nd Bomb Wing Quaterly Award ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base La., April 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman) A bomb wing commander issued an apology for calling suicide a "chickenshit" action. 2nd BW commander Colonel Michael [...]
(Wichita Police Department) An arrest has been made in connection to the fatal shooting of a US Airman in Kansas. Wichita Police have arrested and charged Markeithen E. McClaine with murder and three counts of aggravated battery involving the use of firearms. He is being currently held in lieu of $500,000 bond. McClaine [...]
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, June 27, 2019. The pilots participated in a mass aircraft dispersal exercise which consisted of launching, flying and recovering approximately 60 F-16s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn [...]
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.