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

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

The FBI acknowledged it failed to investigate the tip about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, but the transcript provides the fullest glimpse yet into the seriousness of the woman's concerns.
18 hours 42 sec ago

E-Z-GO golf cart co-founder Bev Dolan dies

B.F. “Bev” Dolan was stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., when he and his brother Billy hatched the idea for a golf-car company.
18 hours 17 min ago

Earl W. Hoffsis dies; worked to preserve legacy of WWII China-Burma-India Theater

Earl W. Hoffsis, 93, a design and product development engineer who was an Army Air Corps veteran intent on preserving the legacy of an often-overlooked theater of war, died Tuesday in his West Toledo, Ohio, home.
18 hours 21 min ago

Contracts For Feb. 23, 2018

CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Genco Infrastructure Solutions Inc., Cranberry Township,
18 hours 21 min ago
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Ohio National Guard team members relish chance to vie in biathlon

Even though a third-place Olympic finish or better in the biathlon has eluded American participants through the years, the lack of international success hasn't stopped others from pursuing the sport, including a small group of Ohioans.
18 hours 26 min ago

Wife tried to stab Marine husband twice before murdering him, prosecutor says

Marine Sgt. Juan Iturbide died from a stab wound to his chest Monday night. His wife has been in custody since her arrest shortly after the incident.
18 hours 34 min ago