A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters.
The latest update to the F-16 Fighting Falcon took to the skies earlier this month in a successful test flight.
A former technician at a dental clinic at Fort Meade, Maryland, claims that her coworkers discriminated against her for her Hindu faith and accused her of “witchcraft” and “bringing demons into the office.”
A U.S. C-130 plane crashed in Afghanistan early Friday morning, killing all 11 people onboard, including six members of the Air Force.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) has successfully inserted an amendment in next year’s defense policy bill that could help prevent the closing of what military leaders say is a vital airlift wing for national security.
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.