The Pentagon is deploying three B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to the Pacific island of Guam amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said on Monday.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone is a hero—everyone is agreed on that fact. So are his friends, Specialist Alek Skarlatos of the Oregon National Guard, and Anthony Sadler, a college student. All three were awarded the Legion of Honor over the weekend by the president of France for taking down the heavily armed Ayoub El Khazzani before he could massacre passengers on a high speed train bound for Paris.
Stone is an active duty Air Force medic, based in the Azores. He deserves to be decorated by the Air Force for his courage, and to receive a Purple Heart for his wounds—he nearly had this thumb severed by the terrorist’s box-cutter, among other injuries. Skarlatos, if he is still on active duty (he reportedly returned from Afghanistan only last month, so it is possible) also deserves a valor award from his own chain of command.
The top officer of the U.S. Navy said Tuesday that the service is “on track” to open up its SEAL teams to women who pass the required grueling training course.
The Air Force has developed a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle complete with a 3-kilowatt laser and robotic arm and claw to clear airways of unexploded bombs, the Army Times reported.
China this week carried out the fourth test of an ultra high-speed nuclear delivery vehicle that conducted what intelligence officials say were extreme maneuvers.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) has proposed a new measure to save and expand the number of Air Force planes at Fort Bragg, N.C., the nation’s largest military base for training airborne units.
The Air Force is watching an out-of-control Russian satellite tumbling toward earth that could reenter the atmosphere with some 3,000 pounds of toxic fuel within two weeks.
A house republican and retired Air Force colonel is fighting to save the A-10 Thunderbolt II from being mothballed. Rep. Martha McSally, who has logged 325 combat hours with the A-10, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on Monday detailing why the plane is so important.
The Air Force confirmed this week that it is shuttering a vital airlift wing at Fort Bragg, N.C., that trains the Army’s airborne and special operations forces, prompting outrage from the state’s lawmakers.