(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A 17-year-old in North Little Rock is accused of killing an Airman who was attempting to stop an armed robbery- and he will now be held without bail until his capital murder trial.