The Air Force said Thursday its Osprey aircraft are still crucial to operations but will remain grounded until they’re deemed safe to fly following the service’s most deadly crash that killed eight airmen, as well as a long-standing mechanical issue and recent deadly Marine Corps mishaps. The most recent crash off the coast of Japan Nov. 29 killed all crew
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WASHINGTON — The military announced late Wednesday it was grounding all of its Osprey V-22 helicopters, one week after eight Air Force Special Operations Command service members died in a crash off the coast of Japan. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps took the extraordinary step of grounding hundreds of aircraft after a preliminary investigation of last week’s crash
U.S. and Japanese search teams found the remains of five Air Force crew members and wreckage from the Nov. 29 crash of a CV-22B Osprey near Yakushima Island off the coast of Japan, the service said. Dive teams located the missing crew as well as the main fuselage of the aircraft, which went down in the ocean during training, according
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, says that beginning Jan. 1 it will no longer sell alcohol between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. at its stores in the U.S. and around the world. The change on Army and Air Force bases is meant to support the Pentagon’s suicide prevention initiative, which said that limiting when alcohol is
Search-and-rescue efforts continued Thursday for eight Air Force crew members still missing after a CV-22 Osprey crashed into the ocean off the coast of southern Japan, as Japanese officials grounded their aircraft and called on the U.S. military to do the same. The Air Force and Pentagon provided no new details on the cause of the 353rd Special Operations Wing
Editor’s note: This story includes discussion of suicidal ideation and details of a suicide note. A grieving father who lost his son — an airman at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico — to suicide this month has written an open letter to the service’s leadership, as well as the Joint Chiefs chairman and defense secretary, pleading for the
TOKYO — The top U.S. military officer said Friday he has conveyed to China his hopes to resume the stalled communication between the world’s two biggest militaries. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. CQ Brown Jr., told a selected group of journalists Friday in Tokyo that it is “hugely important” to “ensure there is no miscalculation” between
Texas Tried to Block an Air Force Spouse’s Occupational License. She Sued and Won, Setting a Legal Precedent.
A federal judge has ruled that the state of Texas violated a new provision of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act in refusing to recognize an Air Force wife’s out-of-state school counselor credentials — a rejection that prevented her from getting a permanent job in the state. As the first-ever decision on a law that required states to recognize occupational licenses
Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota is dealing with the deaths of three airmen last month, causing an outcry from community members and pushing military officials to increase mental health resources at the remote installation. Capt. Christopher Thibeaux-Moore, a spokesman for the base, told Military.com in an emailed statement that there was a “loss of three airmen in October”