Basic Training

Basic Training in the Air Force is similar to the other branches of service. The Air Force wants you to learn the "right way" to do things - their way. During basic you can expect a lot of exercise, learning, and stress, but you will also (hopefully) graduate with new found skills, discipline, and mental toughness. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

Sexual assault prevention effort tailored to junior Marines

Marine Corps officials say the direct approach in the "Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault" program will help break through to junior Marines exposed to years of entertainment that "objectifies women and infantilizes men."
14 weeks 6 days ago

Autism therapy reimbursements won't change - for now

The Pentagon is postponing a plan to cut reimbursements for autism therapy provided under the Tricare health program.
14 weeks 6 days ago

Report lays out military's challenges with climate change

Future military operations might take place in the choking dust of expanding deserts, amid conflicts intensified by a rising sea, or in currently inaccessible Arctic waters, according to a new plan designed to help the Department of Defense navigate the perils of climate change.
14 weeks 6 days ago

Report: Climate change poses military challenges

Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and determine how best to deal with the challenges.
14 weeks 6 days ago

Airmen make up for lost training time at Red Flag-Alaska

The Air Force's premier training exercise for its crews in the Pacific had met its match, at least temporarily.
14 weeks 6 days ago

Next-gen night vision would enable troops to see farther, clearer

The basic technology behind night vision gear has been in place for decades, though advancements in that technology have allowed soldiers to see farther and clearer in the dark.
14 weeks 6 days ago