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Maj. Gen. Michael J. Carey. (AP Photo/US Air Force)

Fired nuke general misbehaved in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general who was fired from his post as head of U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces engaged in “inappropriate behavior” while on official business in Russia last summer, including heavy […]

12/19/2013

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh talks to a reporter in his office at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Nuke troubles run deep; key officers “burned out”

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trouble inside the Air Force’s nuclear missile force runs deeper and wider than officials have let on. An unpublished study for the Air Force, obtained by The Associated Press, cites “burnout” among […]

11/20/2013

This April 15, 1997 file photo shows an Air Force missile crew commander standing at the door of his launch capsule 100-feet under ground where he and his partner are responsible for 10 nuclear-armed ICBM's, in north-central Colorado. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

AP EXCLUSIVE: Nuke officers left blast door open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or […]

10/22/2013

In this image released by the U.S. Air Force, a Malmstrom Air Force Base missile maintenance team removes the upper section of an ICBM at a Montana missile site. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, John Parie)

Air Force nuclear unit fails key security test

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force unit that operates one-third of the nation’s land-based nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection, marking the second major setback this year for a force charged with […]

08/13/2013

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

US Air Force combat aircraft no longer grounded

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said many of its combat air forces would start flying again on Monday after being grounded since April because of budget cuts. The grounding affected about one-third […]

07/15/2013

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Female 2-star heads Air Force sex abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is putting a female two-star general in charge of a reorganized sexual assault prevention office. That elevates the status of a group whose previous leader was a lieutenant colonel […]

06/07/2013

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Military sexual assaults by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As senior military leaders and government officials grapple with how to reduce sexual assaults in the military, a Pentagon report provides details of the problem. The numbers may not add up in […]

05/16/2013

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

DOD poised to trim furlough days, add exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only […]

05/14/2013

Michigan Senator Carl Levin (AP Photo)

Senator says military plagued by sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual battery arrest of the Air Force officer who led the service’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit underscores how far the Defense Department has to go in addressing the plague […]

05/07/2013

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Experimental Air Force aircraft goes hypersonic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An experimental unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force went hypersonic during a recent test off the Southern California coast, flying at more than five times the speed of sound. […]

05/03/2013

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