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Thunderbirds may not fly at AF Academy graduation

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force Academy seniors may be tossing their hats into an empty sky when they graduate next May because the budget battle in Washington has grounded the Thunderbirds demonstration team.

03/05/2013

Claire McCaskill

Senators outraged by dismissal of assault case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators demanded answers on Tuesday from senior military leaders on why an Air Force commander dismissed charges against a lieutenant colonel after he was convicted of sexual assault.

03/05/2013

A U.S. Air Force F-16

Wreckage believed to be US F-16 found in Adriatic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says Italian rescue teams have recovered debris from the Adriatic Sea that is believed to belong to a U.S. F-16 fighter jet that went missing on Monday after taking off from a base in Italy.

01/29/2013

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Air Force general calls sex assaults a ‘cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual misconduct within the Air Force’s ranks is a “cancer” that the service is committed to eradicating, the Air Force’s top officer said Wednesday at the first congressional hearing into a sex scandal at a training headquarters in Texas.

01/23/2013

Fighter jet crashes near Florida Air Force base

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) – Air Force officials say a fighter jet has crashed along a highway in the Florida Panhandle and that the pilot ejected safely. There were no immediate reports of […]

11/15/2012

Tampa socialite's base pass suspended

WASHINGTON (AP) – The military has suspended the Air Force base pass of the Tampa socialite who sparked an ongoing sex scandal . Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Steven Warren says the decision to indefinitely suspend […]

11/14/2012

Unarmed Minuteman 3 missile reaches target area

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile blasted from a silo at the West Coast’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday and successfully reached a target area 4,200 miles away […]

11/14/2012

10 US troops start mission to Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A unit of 10 U.S. airmen has arrived at an air base in Poland for what will be the first permanent U.S. military presence in the country. The troops arrived at […]

11/09/2012

Unmanned US military hypersonic craft failed

(AP) – An unmanned experimental aircraft failed during an attempt to fly at six times the speed of sound in the latest setback for hypersonic flight. The X-51A Waverider was designed to reach Mach 6, […]

08/15/2012

Air Force relieves commander over sex scandal

(AP) – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Air Force has relieved a top commander at Lackland Air Force base from his position in the wake of wake of a widening sex scandal. Col. […]

08/10/2012

Military: C-130 tankers to resume firefighting

(AP) – Air Force C-130 tankers will resume firefighting flights Tuesday after a deadly crash of another tanker plane over the weekend, the U.S. Northern Command said. The crash of one of the specially equipped […]

07/03/2012

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