A man drove a car through a security checkpoint at a Royal Air Force base in the United Kingdom on Monday, prompting American security forces to fire shots at the car.
The Air Force announced on Tuesday it would implement changes to how it reports disqualifying criminal records to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s gun background check system in the wake of its failure to report the Texas church shooter’s records.
The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., confirmed Tuesday that a racial slur-filled message found posted outside of one of the campus dorms in September was written by one of the alleged victims.
The Air Force announced on Monday that it did not share records on the Texas church shooter’s 2012 domestic-violence-related court-martial with the FBI’s firearms background-check system, allowing him to pass numerous background checks over several years to obtain at least four firearms.
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State dropped 5,075 bombs during operations in August, the highest total of any month since the three-year campaign against the terrorist group began.
The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.
The future of airpower depends on “increased lethality,” the chief of staff of the Air Force, General David L. Goldfein, told an audience at a lecture hosted by the Air Force Association in Washington, D.C., on July 28.
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced its intention to begin treating U.S. coalition jets flown west of the Euphrates River in Syria as air targets.
The National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, commemorated four historic anniversaries on Monday.
The U.S.-led coalition has launched significantly more airstrikes against the Islamic State this year, increasing the number of bombs dropped on the terrorist group by about 50 percent.