Air Force

Game Time Salute Honors U.S. Air Force Veteran Dion FlynnFor Dion Flynn, joining the Air Force allowed her to realize a lifelong ambition and to become a positive role model for the next generation.
Game Time Salute Honors U.S. Air Force Veteran Nick SoughleyFor Nick Soughley, serving in the Air Force offered him the opportunity to make some of the most important friendships in his life and a sense of integrity that would give his life direction.
Air Force Testing Aircraft Mounted Laser WeaponsLaser weapons could be operational on Air Force warplanes within five years, say military officials.
Female Crew Member Joins F-22 Raptor Demonstration TeamThe Air Force's F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team has its first female crew member.
Report: New Air Force Jet Could Fly Five Times Faster Than The Speed Of SoundMilitary planners are working on a jet aircraft that would reach speeds of over Mach 5.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Drops Lawsuit Against Air ForceA spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
North Korea Rescue Mission Delayed For Nearly 2 Days Due To Airplane IssuesDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper was on a high stakes, top secret mission to retrieve two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. But after a stop in Hawaii, he found himself cooling his heels like some coach-flying business traveler.
Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another DisciplinedThe actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled.
Air Force's Secretive Space Plane Passes 600 Days In OrbitTop secret spacecraft believed to be carrying satellite hardware and sensors.
Pilot in Virginia F-15 Crash Was Decorated Combat Veteran The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.
Hagel: 'Racially Biased' Military Hair Regulations Have Been AmendedAfter controversy erupted over new U.S. military grooming standards in April, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says amendments have been made to the Army, Air Force and Navy regulations.
USAF: 3,459 Positions To Be Cut; 742 in Virginia The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state.
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