Air Force

Cold War Bombers Are the Pentagon’s Latest Salvo Against China

On July 21, two U.S Air Force B-1B bombers took off from Guam and headed west over the Pacific Ocean to the hotly contested South China Sea. The sleek jets made a low-level pass over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its escorting fleet, which was exercising nearby in the Philippines Sea, according to images released by the U.S. military.

First Amendment Group Appeals Military Ban on Religious Dog Tags

'These are men and women who put their lives on the line defending our freedoms, which include our right to religious freedom and religious expression'

Religious freedom advocates are appealing the U.S. military's decision to prohibit the sale of religiously themed dog tags, a move the military made after receiving complaints from a secularist group.

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.