WASHINGTON — Adding to signs of distress in the nuclear force, the Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases.
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
F-22 Missile Launch. Video courtesy of U.S. Air Force. WASHINGTON — Envisioned in the 90s as crucial to U.S. military superiority in the next century — the sleek, radar-evading F-22 Raptor has finally seen its first combat. Never…
By Ariel Min
Effective immediately, the United States Air Force will not require enlisted members and officers to say “So help me God” in appointment oaths.
A number of observers challenge the Air Force’s claim that 80 percent of close air support missions are really conducted by non-A-10 planes. These observers assert that the service has deliberately manipulated the data to support its case.
By Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.
The Defense Department decision to retire an Air Force plane built specifically to support ground forces has ignited a firestorm of criticism from the airmen whose job is to embed with Army ground forces and spot enemy targets. Meanwhile, one…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Investigators dubbed them "the librarians," four Air Force nuclear missile launch officers at the center of a still-unfolding scandal over cheating on proficiency tests. "They tended to be at the hub" of illicit exchanges of test information, said Adam Lowther,…
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday that the Air Force will retire the entire fleet of A-10 Warthogs, an aircraft that ground forces view as their guardian in the sky.
The number of U.S. soldiers forced to leave the army for crimes and misconduct has risen sharply in recent years, according to an Associated Press report released on Saturday.
By PBS NewsHour
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