CENTCOM: Iran helped rebels take down U.S. drone in Yemen

Air Force photo   Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen shot down a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone at an altitude that U.S. Central Command said Sunday shows improved capability and likely assistance by Iran. The CENTCOM statement confirmed earlier reports of the incident, which took place earlier this month, and comes as the U.S. [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|1 Comment

Air Force PJs jump into Alaskan wilderness to save man mauled by a bear

Pararescuemen descended upon the remote Alaskan wilderness to provide medical support for a hunter who was mauled by a bear. The US Air Force PJs -highly skilled medical personnel who specialize in combat search and rescue operations- sent two of their own out the back of a HC-130 in order to reach the wounded hunter, [...]

By | June 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Airmen are shocked by Air Force’s sexual assault prevention poster

As the number of sexual assaults continues to rise in the US military, the Department of Defense has responded with all the seriousness that a cartoon skunk can provide. Seen at McChord Field, a poster bearing a skunk with the words “Sexual Assault Stinks!” was photographed by Air Force personnel and spread around social media. [...]

By | June 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|1 Comment

Air Force general, who was called “female superhero” in recruiting ad, has been fired

A female two-star general in the Air Force has been fired from her role as overseer for a top-secret programs office, following several Inspector General investigations.

Air Force base suspends all PT testing after a second airman dies in a week

Fitness specialists assigned to the 20th Force Support Squadron fitness center and annex are available at Shaw AFB to assist Airmen with adjusting their push-up and sit-up forms in preparation for their physical training tests. Individuals can also request an equipment orientation, during which fitness specialists show the requester how to use various pieces [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|11 Comments

USAF Spec. Ops. general only receives counseling for fraud, abusive behavior

Brig. Gen. Brenda Cartier (Dennis Carlson/Air Force) A brigadier general in charge of operations at the US Air Force Special Operations Command headquarters in Florida has been counseled after she mistreated subordinates and falsely claimed flight hours. Brigadier General Brenda Carter reportedly logged false flight hours on an MC-130J in 2017, earning her [...]

Air Force says phallic shape created in the sky by F-35 pilots was an accident

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) Two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base made the contrails when they were told to hold off as they were beginning a dog fight with four F-35s. The hold off "caused them to hook to reposition [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|3 Comments