USAF Structure Report Issued - Changes Coming!

The Air Force has finished their congressionally-mandated report on the integration and force structure between the 3 USAF components (active duty, National Guard, and Reserve), and has agreed or begun to implement many of the recommendations. Read more »

USAF Requests B-2 Upgrades

Although the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is one of the newest aircraft in the US Air Force's arsenal, its maintenance and operational needs have caused the USAF to request authorization for several different modernization projects in the coming fiscal year. Read more »

USAF Under Fire for Perceived Campaign Against the A-10

An Air Force General who suggested that any airmen talking to Congress about the A-10's capabilities would be committing treason has come under fire for his comments. Read more »

Military Pay Raises Not Keeping Pace with Private Sector

Although the 2016 Defense budget calls for a 1.3 percent raise in basic pay for soldiers and their families, the paychecks for military members are still getting smaller according to Col. Mike Hayden (USAF, ret.), the director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America. Read more »

F-16 Dodging 6 SAMs in Desert Storm!

This 1991 video of an F-16 dodging 6 SAMs during Operation Desert Storm is about as intense as it gets!

The SAMs start at about 3 minutes in.

A Look at the F-35's CAS Tactics

The F-35 is causing controversy just about everywhere that it's mentioned. Politicians, civilians, soldiers, pilots, maintainers - it seems that everyone has an opinion on this aircraft, and it's often not a positive one. Read more »

Congress Insists on Joint Camo Pattern

It looks like uniforms are back on Congress' budget-cutting radar - language in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2015 looks to get rid of service-specific camo patterns, according to an article over at Military.com. Read more »

Book Review: The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook

One of the scariest things about leaving for basic military training is venturing into the unknown - and anything that can give you a heads-up about what's to come can help you get in the right mindset to get the most out of basic training. Written by Senior Airman Nicholas Van Wormer - who graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training in 2007 - The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook is designed to help answer many of the most common questions asked by those who are thinking about enlisting or getting ready to ship out! Read more »

A-10 "Safe" for Another Year

It looks like the A-10 is safe from Air Force budget cuts for a bit longer, as lawmakers announced that portions of the recently-passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Air Force from retiring (or preparing to retire) any of the Warthog fleet for the 2015 fiscal year. Read more »

See the Thunderbirds Show From the Cockpit!

Not many people have been able to see what the USAF Thunderbirds' show looks like from the cockpit of the #5 Lead Solo jet, but now you can!

The video, filmed by several GoPro cameras installed in Maj. Blaine Jones' cockpit, captures rarely-seen views of several famous Thunderbird manuevers - the Calypso pass, the crossover break, and showing the incredible performance of their F-16s. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime

The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent.
12 hours 13 min ago

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya

The father and younger brother of the man who British police say bombed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester have been detained in Libya, where anti-terror authorities said the brother confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot.
12 hours 14 min ago

Are the US, Iran on a collision course in Syria?

A U.S. air raid against Iranian-backed fighters in southern Syria last week represents a volatile new phase of the conflict that could trigger a wider confrontation between the United States and Iran - and their allies on the ground.
12 hours 25 min ago

From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.
12 hours 27 min ago

Budget shows Trump's trouble figuring out Congress

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress.
12 hours 29 min ago

US, Russia boost dialogue about Syria operations to include generals

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, the commander of Air Forces Central Command, said so-called "deconfliction" between the two countries has been boosted as the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State progresses. The talks are designed to prevent aerial accidents or clashes between aircraft.
12 hours 34 min ago