DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The top U.S. Air Force general in the Middle East warned on Thursday that Iran-backed militias could resume attacks in the region against the United States and its allies as tensions rise — assaults that could lead to a new Mideast escalation. Speaking to journalists before stepping into his new role at al-Udeid Air Base
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Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said the B-21 Raider stealth bomber will finally be revealed to the public later this year, unveiling an aircraft that has been shrouded in secrecy since the program began in 2014. Rounds, the only elected official in a classified visit July 15 to the B-21 Raider production facility in Palmdale, California, said the project is also
Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., chief of staff of the Air Force, said that U.S. officials are considering training Ukrainian pilots as that country continues to fend off Russia’s invasion. Brown’s comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Wednesday come as House lawmakers recently approved $100 million as part of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act to train
A federal court judge Thursday certified as a legal class a group of Air Force members seeking a religious exemption from the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The ruling affects 80 to 100 Airmen serving or having served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The federal court in Cincinnati also entered a nationwide temporary restraining order that prevents the Air Force from enacting disciplinary consequences for refusing the mandate
This week in the military, the path from Alabama to Russian-separatist prison became a little more clear as Military.com dug into the circumstances that led Alexander Drueke, 40, and Andy Huynh, 27, both veterans, to be captured while volunteering in Ukraine. Woody Williams, the last WWII Medal of Honor recipient, lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol this week. The
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia National Guard member who wore a hoodie that read “Yes, I’m a Trump girl” inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during the Jan. 6 riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Jamie Lynn Ferguson entered the plea to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building during a conference call with a U.S. magistrate judge
The late Sen. John McCain and retired Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught were among the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at the White House on Thursday. The two veterans — McCain for his storied political career after being a prisoner of war and Vaught for accomplishments that blazed a trail for women in the
The Air Force announced that promotion opportunities for enlisted troops will significantly decrease, delivering a crushing blow to new airmen who were hoping to climb the ranks in the near future. A press release from the service attributed the decrease in promotion opportunities to restructuring, a decrease in end-strength numbers and higher retention levels. “Although this news may be discouraging
This week in the military, after 50 years, four veterans received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the Vietnam War; the Department of Justice launched an investigation into “Operation Lone Star,” the controversial Texas border mission, for “alleged civil rights violations, according to ProPublica; the Army cut off more than 60,000 soldiers from pay and benefits for refusing