U.S. Air Force

Report: The U.S. Is Not Ready for a War with Russia or China

The United States military has been preparing for the wrong conflicts with China and Russia, according to a new report by an influential think …

War

Air Force may recall 1,000 retired military pilots to address 'acute shortage'

The United States Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active-duty service to address an acute shortage in its …

Military

How North Korea Could Start the Unthinkable: War Between America and China

War on the Korean Peninsula is almost too horrible to contemplate.<p>Nuclear-armed adversaries, fighting in densely populated urban terrain, could cause …

North Korea

New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

BANGKOK (AP) — A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king.<p>The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never …

Celebrity News

Trump signs order allowing recall of more retired pilots

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will allow the Air Force to address what the Pentagon says is a …

Military

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Train Ferdinand Magellan

Main Content<p>Before U.S. Air Force One there was U.S. Train Car Number One, designed for the specifications of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and …

American History

Stealth F-22 vs Russian PAK-FA & Chinese J-20

The United States, Russia and China all have one thing in common: they are all building some of the most advanced fighter jets in the world. …

Aerospace

U.S. seeks to clear up unanswered questions in Niger ambush

Defense Secretary James Mattis is demanding answers as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its work.

Military

Here's ultra rare footage of a B-2 stealth bomber dropping a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb

The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory currently capable to operationally drop the massive 30,000-lb (14,000 kg) GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (even though the testing of the MOP involved a B-52 back in 2009, the weapon’s intended platform is only …

Military

The US military sent 816,393 bombs and ammunition to Guam to prepare for the looming threat from North Korea

• <b>More than 816,000 munitions worth $95 million arrived at the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.</b>• <b><br>The weapons were delivered to the US military base amid the growing threat from North Korea.</b><p>The Air Force munitions stockpile in Guam recently received a 10% boost, according to the U.S. military.<p>A total of …

Military

What Happened in Niger?

Rumors are swirling over what took place in the final hours before four U.S. servicemen died—but a clear picture of what actually took place is only beginning to emerge.<p>On October 4, a small group of U.S. troops were preparing to leave a meeting with community leaders near the small town of Tongo …

Military

How China Could Crush the U.S. Air Force in a Dog Fight

How can Washington respond? <i>The new Chinese munition closely matches the dimensions of Russia’s K-100 air-to-air missile, which has been in halting</i> …

Military

There’s More to the 46 ‘High Peaks’ of the Adirondacks Than Hiking

Over the past century, a community has developed around these mountain peaks, each over 4,000 feet in elevation.<p>My sons and I were on the trail that …

Culture

After Victory in Raqqa

U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish ground forces declared victory on Friday after clearing Islamic State from Raqqa, the capital of what the jihadists once called their caliphate. This is also a victory for the U.S., though whether it’s squandered will depend on what the Trump Administration does …

Islamic State (ISIS)

USAF Approves Collision Avoidance For ANG F-16s

U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command has given the go-ahead for more than 300 Air National Guard-operated pre-Block 40 Lockheed Martin F-16s to be …

Aerospace

Astros laud leadership of vets Beltran, McCann

Pair steps up in team meeting to encourage players before ALCS Game 6<p>HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday he wasn't surprised veterans …

Major League Baseball

Iran Is Building Air Defenses Against Stealth Aircraft

In early August 2017, the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute released a report on the importance of stealth capabilities for current and …

Military

Taliban uses a new tactic, the Humvee bomb, to kill 43 at Afghan base

The Taliban has a new tactic in the Afghan war, and the group has used it to devastating effect twice in three days.<p>Taliban insurgents packed two …

War

Death from Above? The United States Must Address Air Defense Challenges

<i>By: Patrick Savage, Columnist</i><p><i>Photo Credit: FighterSweep</i><p>United States ground forces have not been killed by enemy aircraft since 1953.[i] That record …

War

Military families get surprise $1,300 grocery shopping spree

Ten military families in Idaho went on a $1,300 grocery shopping spree on Tuesday after supermarket chain Albertsons and meat company Eckrich partnered up to thank the troops.<p>The companies organized the day to thank, honor and support the military families, KIVI reported. David Tippery, who is a …

Military

Seen: Denver Scholarship Foundation gala

In 10 short years, the Denver Scholarship Foundation has grown from what departing chief executive officer Nate Easley describes as “an audacious …

Denver

Missing veteran found 40 years later leading double life

A U.S. Air Force veteran who vanished while on active duty was discovered 40 years later living a double life in Florida.<p>Jeffrey Michels, 64, went …

Crime

Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated)

As the services buy new planes, older ones may remain permanently unfit for combat.<p>The Pentagon may end up with about 200 F-35s that remain unready for war. Because of defense budget headaches, the money to fix them up is going somewhere else.<p>The Armed Services are presently spending their money on …

Military

Alleged Air Force Deserter Found 40 Years Later Living Under a New Name in Florida — with a Wife and Kids

A Florida man is facing a desertion charge after he was found allegedly living under another name more than 40 years after he vanished from his post …

Crime

USAF and Raytheon Say Cost Overruns Won't Slow Delivery of Vital New Bomb

The Small Diameter Bomb II is set to become a key weapon for American and allied F-35 stealth fighters in particular.<p>Raytheon<p>The U.S. Air Force’s …

Military

Trump Concludes Empathy Contest by Insulting Grieving Military Family

The president was attempting to distract from his botched response to the tragedy in Niger. Instead, he made things 10 times worse.<p>Seething over questions about his lack of outreach to the families of four U.S. soldiers who were killed in Niger, President <b>Donald Trump</b> has spent the past two days …

Donald Trump

Delays to Raytheon’s Smart Bomb May Extract a Cost for the Company

Raytheon Co. will probably have to absorb millions of dollars in cost overruns from development and initial production of a new smart bomb that will …

Business

Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find Out What Happened

The U.S. military is still searching for answers on what happened in Niger two weeks ago when four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush, apparently by a branch of ISIS.<p>Now the Pentagon's Africa Command (AFRICOM) has sent a team to the African nation to conduct a "review of the facts," …

War

Skyraider 2? The Air Force may bring back Vietnam-style combat plane

The Air Force’s ongoing interest in adding a fleet of light-attack aircraft to its arsenal is a reminder that, sometimes, slower and cheaper can be …

Aerospace

US Army doesn’t want to be left out of the electric revolution, official talks ‘all-electric brigades’

Can you imagine a whole brigade of all-electric Abrams tanks powered by those new ‘Solar farm in a box’ systems being deployed in combat zones? We are not quite there yet, but the US Army is apparently aware that it is a likely possibility due to their long-standing close links with the auto …

U.S. Army