USAF Lt. Colonel arrested at hotel during FBI child sex sting operation

A man arrested earlier this week during an FBI sex sting for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a Cobb County hotel is confirmed to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Georgia Air National Guard, authorities said. Lt. Col. Willie Newson, 47, was placed on [...]

Fallen Special Ops Airman given a Viking warrior send off

A fallen US Air Force Combat Controller was given a “viking funeral” by his friends, who lit a miniature nordic vessel on fire in his honor. Staff Sergeant Dylan James “E.L.” Elchin was serving as a J-TAC with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron when he was killed on November 27, 2018, in Andar District of [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Featured, Sidetones|0 Comments

Man arrested after breaching security at Tinker Air Force Base

Timothy Garner An Oklahoma felon is in custody after he jumped the fence at Tinker Air Force Base and attempted to gain entry into the base’s water treatment facility. A convicted felon on parole for previous offenses, 36-year-old Timothy Garner has been out of prison less than a year and might be on [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Featured, General|0 Comments

US Airman found dead in South Korea has been identified

Capt. Joonki Min, an emergency room nurse with the 51st Medical Operations Squadron, has died at Osan Air Base in South Korea. (Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona/Air Force) An emergency room nurse assigned to the 51st Medical Operations Squadron has been identified as the airman that was found dead on Monday. Capt. Joonki [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Airman killed in action in Afghanistan was top tier special operator

Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin A special tactics Airman was killed with two soldiers when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, 25, a special tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Elchin [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Featured, Military|0 Comments

Rookie pilot, call sign “Topgun,” and incorrect data blamed for F-22 crash

The pilot who wrecked a 90th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor shortly after takeoff is being held partially responsible following an investigation of the April crash. Incorrect takeoff & landing data and lax airmanship appear to be the reasons why the Alaska-based F-22 skidded on its belly at Nevada’s Naval Air Station Fallon on April 13, [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Body of US airman’s son found by British Police at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath

Matthew Strasbaugh, the son of an airman stationed at RAF Mildenhall. (Suffolk Constabulary) The body of a US Airman’s son was found by British Police at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath over the weekend. Suffolk Police reported that 18-year-old Matthew Strasbaugh was found on base grounds after a missing persons search was conducted. [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Featured, Military Families|0 Comments