United States Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, accompanied by Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, take questions during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an […]

03/27/2014

In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 photo, Typhoon Haiyan survivors play basketball in a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Signs of life amid misery reveal Filipinos’ spirit

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beams and rusty nails scavenged from vast mounds of storm-blasted homes. A […]

11/19/2013

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Boeing to end C-17 airlifter production in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boeing Co. announced Wednesday that it will end production of its C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet and close the final assembly plant in Long Beach in 2015, putting as many […]

09/18/2013

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Final C-17 to be delivered to USAF on Thursday

LONG BEACH (CNS) – An end of an era is approaching, as the final C-17 to be built for the U.S. military is nearing completion at a historic Long Beach aircraft manufacturing plant, it was […]

09/09/2013

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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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Dozens of air shows cancel without military jets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dozens of air shows that draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies have been cancelled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts.

04/28/2013

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US fighter jet missing on training mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet has gone missing over the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Italy, during a training mission.

01/28/2013

Terror suspect served briefly in US Air Force

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A U.S. Air Force spokeswoman says a terror suspect accused of plotting to kill Americans and target U.S. bases overseas was given an honorable discharge after serving only briefly in the […]

11/20/2012

Air Force scandal prompts changes at training base

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The U.S. Air Force is changing how it selects those responsible for training recruits after a sex scandal in which dozens of female recruits said they were improperly approached, sexually harassed […]

11/14/2012