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October 02, 2019 - 9:31 am
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has tested an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The missile lifted off at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday from the base northwest of Los Angeles and sent a test reentry...
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September 07, 2019 - 6:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a refueling mission to Kuwait went miles out of their way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump. Politico first reported that...
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September 07, 2019 - 5:57 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a refueling mission to Kuwait went miles out of its way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump. Politico first reported the...
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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 29, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mindful of President Donald Trump's intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests in space. But there's still no Space Force . Trump planned to participate in a ceremony...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper briefs the media at a press conference following annual bilateral ministerial talks in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 06, 2019 - 1:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. intends to prevent any unilateral invasion by Turkey into northern Syria, saying any such move by the Turks would be unacceptable. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an imminent attack in the northeast to...
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Ameera Butt
August 01, 2019 - 9:46 am
On August 1, the Air Force ordered a one day "stand down" to stop operations and address the force's growing suicide rate. In this year alone, close to 80 airmen and women have died according to a video message from Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright. To help deal with the...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 30, 2019 - 7:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Air Force Gen. John Hyten (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Air Force general nominated to the Pentagon's second-in-command is strongly denying allegations of sexual misconduct as he appears before the Senate committee considering his...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. Strategic Command Commander Gen. John Hyten testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 29, 2019 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to become the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is going before the Senate Armed Services Committee amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The hearing Tuesday morning will be the first time that senators will publicly question Gen...
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Ameera Butt
July 18, 2019 - 9:20 am
A social media prank about raiding an Air Force-owned land in Nevada to find aliens just keeps giving. Bud Light tweeted Wednesday that it would be the first brand to formally announce it will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid. Then, the company says it will offer a free beer to any alien that...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, photo, a U.S. F-35A fighter jet prepares to land at Chungju Air Base in Chungju, South Korea. The White House says Turkey can no longer be part of the American F-35 fighter jet program. In a written statement, the White House said Wednesday that Turkey’s decision to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system “renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible.” (Kang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 8:52 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the "spirit of alliance," the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to reverse the decision. In a major break with a longtime ally, U.S. President Donald Trump's...
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