Air Force Considering Cutting Entire Fleets

With the huge budget cuts still in place and the Air Force's desire to maintain existing procurement projects (e.g. the F-35), the Air Force is considering cutting entire fleets of certain aircraft for the coming fiscal year. Read more »

Air Force Vet Takes Taco Truck to Italy

An Air Force veteran has set up an unlikely but profitable business in an unusual location. Here's some more information from the original story, by Stars and Stripes' Kent Harris:

Martin Lopez was familiar with the concept of getting restaurant-quality food from a vehicle while growing up in San Jose, Calif. They’re not hard to find on the West Coast, where many residents refer to the ubiquitous enterprises as taco trucks.
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Can I join the US Air Force?

If you are interested in joining the US Air Force, the following information will hopefully be helpful. But remember, sometimes the information will change with little or no warning, and so your best bet is to get in touch with an Air Force recruiter since their information is always up-to-date! Read more »

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

Administration pushes for drone transparency

The Defense Department is pushing for more transparency in providing information on international drone strikes in countries such as Yemen, while still not releasing drone strike data for its continued operations in Afghanistan.
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Hagel: Bergdahl's health required urgent action

Nearly five years after his capture by insurgents, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 'safety and health were both in jeopardy' and officials had to act quickly to obtain his release, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.
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Obama to urge Europe to keep up pressure on Russia

President Obama will press European leaders this week to keep up pressure on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, while seeking to assuage fears from Poland and other NATO allies that the West could slip back into a business-as-usual relationship
13 weeks 1 day ago

Bill passes to re-establish Gulf War board's autonomy

A House bill that passed Wednesday will restore autonomy to a Gulf War illness board that had been stripped away by the Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this year.
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Survey: Lower pay raise would hurt troops' morale more than finances

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to a Military Times survey believe that a proposal to give troops a smaller-than-expected pay raise next year would significantly harm morale.
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Investigations in Bales case still not public

More than nine months have passed since Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was sentenced to life in prison for killing 16 Afghan civilians, but the Army still will not release its investigations into the massacre he perpetrated while serving with a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade.
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