Spanish Air Force commander dies after jet crashes into sea

A C-101 Aviojet aircraft of the Honduran air force sits on the flight line with its canopy open. Some of these Spanish-designed trainer/light attack jets in service in South America are manufactured under license in Chile. (Wikipedia Commons) A Spanish Air Force commander was killed Monday when his military aircraft plunged into the [...]

By | August 26th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Air Force addressing individual pilot communities in attempt to reduce 2000 pilot shortage

U.S. Air Force pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing step to their jets, during the Northern Lightning exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, 2019. Pilots and aircrews participating in Northern Lightning operate in an environment with adversary aircraft, electronic jamming and simulated surface-to-air threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heather [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|Featured|14 Comments

DoD guard kills man who stabs him after trying to break into Air Force Base

A civilian security guard assigned to the protection of Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base is recovering after he was stabbed by a now-deceased man. The Defense Department security guard -who was not formally identified- is reported to be “healthy and well,” according to a message written to the Stars and Stripes by 36th Wing spokesman [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Featured, General|1 Comment

“We lost another one,” Shaw Air Force base confirms death of Airman

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 [...]

By | August 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured, General|9 Comments

Hackers expose 54 vulnerabilities within the Air Force cloud

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 [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Lt. Colonel at Dyess Air Force Base relieved of command

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 [...]

USAF commander apologizes for saying military suicides are for “chickenshits”

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 [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Featured, General|3 Comments