Air Force

Stratcom to Name New Command Center for Gen. LeMay

Advanced command and control facility is newest 'weapon' in U.S. nuclear arsenal

StratcomC2-2The U.S. Strategic Command, in charge of waging nuclear war, has a new command and control facility in Omaha that will keep the name of a famous warfighting Air Force general.

U.S. Sends Bombers Over S. China Sea

B-52s challenge Chinese claims to strategic waterway

B-52 StratofortressThe Air Force sent two nuclear-capable bombers over the South China Sea on Wednesday in a show of force challenging China's expansive maritime claims.

DOD: Incompetence Led Air Force Not to Share Shooter’s Criminal Records With FBI

'The failures had drastic consequences and should not have occurred'

The Air Force repeatedly failed to submit the Sutherland Springs shooter's criminal record to the FBI, allowing the shooter to purchase guns without failing a background check. A report issued by the Department of Defense's Inspector General on Thursday said this was due to a lack of understanding or mistakes on the part of military law enforcement officials.

U.S. Air Force to Ramp Up Commitments to Space Amid Chinese Threat

China's "rapid growth" in military capabilities and space innovation considered a top concern

The United States Air Force is accelerating investment in space as Chinese advancements threaten to penetrate American systems in the previously uncontested domain, top service officials said during a congressional hearing Tuesday.