Airlines say they’ll need to hire thousands of pilots, military does not have enough to recruit

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Machiko Arita) U.S. airlines have a retirement problem. When the airline industry struggled after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and during the recession, pilot jobs were scarce. American Airlines went 13 years without hiring a single one, a stretch that David Tatum, the airline’s director of pilot [...]

By | October 18th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|4 Comments

Airman found dead at Ellsworth AFB has been identified

Ellsworth Air Force Base officials have identified the airman whose body was found at his off-base residence Monday Senior Airman William Horton was a B-1 journeyman with the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, according to a base spokesman. “Team Ellsworth lost a member of the Raider family, and we are deeply saddened by [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Airman found dead near Ellsworth Air Force Base

Airmen line up at the ‘Taste of Latin America’ food tasting event, held at the Base Exchange food court, on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2019. The food tasting included authentic dishes from Colombia, Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The event was hosted and catered by members of the Ellsworth Latin American [...]

By | October 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power|3 Comments

USAF drops the most munitions in Afghanistan since 2010

September was the month of nonstop steel rain in Afghanistan, according to the US Air Force. 948 air munitions were reportedly released as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, making a larger number of weapons dropped in one month than any point since October 2010. A massive amount of sorties have been moved this year, with [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|2 Comments

USAF pilot in hospital after ejecting from F-16 in Germany

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. [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Three men dead after they attempt to drive through gate at Robbins AFB

(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 [...]

By | October 7th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|8 Comments

As tension overseas increases, USAF shifts Middle East command center from Qatar to US

The Combined Air And Space Operations Center at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar sits empty after operations were briefly shifted to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. (Senior Airman Sean Campbell/U.S. Air Force) The US Air Force is moving its Middle East Command Center out of the Middle East, setting their sights [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|8 Comments