Air Force News

stars for dark background

The Department of the Air Force was created with the signing of the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force’s missions are broken down into Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Information Superiority and Agile Combat Support.

There are approximately 310,000 Active Duty airmen currently serving across the globe with an additional 71,400 airmen serving in the Air Force Reserve.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Air Force including top stories, technology, policies, leadership and more.

CHOOSE A SERVICE SEAL BELOW FOR NEWS ARCHIVES:

Air Force News

Alaska Enlists Active-Duty Airmen as Bus Drivers for Kids at Base Schools

At least four active-duty airmen in Alaska are gearing up for what could be their most perilous mission yet: getting Anchorage elementary school children to class safely and on time. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the Anchorage School District announced Friday that they had entered into an agreement to deputize airmen from the 673d Air Base Wing as school bus drivers

Read More »
Air Force News

Base Neighborhood Named for Army Officer Changed Because of His ‘Brutal Acts’ Against Native Americans

Officials at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state announced they are renaming an on-base housing neighborhood previously named for a 19th century Army officer who fought against Native Americans. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing’s residential neighborhood, Fort Wright Village, and a street, Fort Wright Oval, were both named for Col. George Wright, an Army officer who fought against Native

Read More »
Air Force News

War In Ukraine Has Countries Lining Up to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets

FORT WORTH — As F-35 joint strike fighters move from station to station along Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth production line, screens display information that includes the jet’s overall sequence number, the military base where it’s headed and the country that ordered it. Those screens have a United Nations feel these days, showing the flags of the United Kingdom, Norway, Israel and others placing orders for the stealthy, 5th-generation warplanes. “There’s huge interest

Read More »
Air Force News

Maternity Uniforms for Soldiers and Airmen Expected to Be Available for Purchase Again Soon Amid Supply Woes

Army and Air Force maternity uniforms are expected to be back in stock at Exchange stores and online within about a month after demand that surpassed expectations left shelves empty for months. Stores at installations have struggled to keep camouflage uniforms for expectant mothers available for the roughly 6,000 soldiers in the active-duty Army and its reserve components who are

Read More »
Air Force News

US Air Force Targeted in ‘Propaganda Attack’ in Kuwait

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said Saturday it was the subject of a “propaganda attack” by a previously unheard-of Iraqi militant group that falsely claimed it had launched a drone attack targeting American troops at an air base in Kuwait. The statement by the Air Force’s 386th Air Expeditionary Wing came hours after the group

Read More »
Air Force News

Applications to Service Academies Plummet Amid Recruitment and Pandemic Woes

Applications to the service academies dropped significantly this past year — ranging from 10% to nearly 30% — as the military continues to grapple with recruitment woes amid a national dip in college enrollment across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past year, 8,393 people applied to be a part of the Air Force Academy’s class of 2026, a

Read More »
Air Force News

Air Force Grounds Osprey Fleet Indefinitely After Recent ‘Safety Incidents’

Air Force Special Operations Command has stopped all flights for its entire fleet of CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, citing safety issues over the last two months.  Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, head of Air Force Special Operations Command, on Tuesday ordered the stand-down of the service’s 52 Ospreys “due to an increased number of safety incidents,” according to an emailed statement. 

Read More »
Air Force News

Air Force’s F-35s Flying Again After Ejection Seat Worries Grounded Fleet

The Air Force announced Monday that its F-35A Lightning IIs are flying again, after a recall related to the aircraft’s ejection seats grounded the fighter jets late last month. Martin-Baker, a U.K. manufacturer, identified a problem with some of its cartridge-actuated devices — explosive components used to launch an ejection seat out of the cockpit — earlier this year. The

Read More »
Air Force News

Air Force Museum Schedules B-52 Flyover, Traveling Veteran Tribute

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host a traveling tribute to Vietnam War veterans in coming days — and a B-52 flyover is also on its slate of events. The museum will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial — an 80%-sized replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C., bearing the names of more than

Read More »
WORKING WARRIORS QR CODE

We’re here anytime, day or night - 24/7

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Click on any item below to call or chat now.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?