Air Force News

Many South Koreans shrug off threat from the North during civil-defense drill

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
Sirens wailed across Seoul and other South Korean cities on Wednesday, signaling the start of a nationwide civil-defense drill to prepare for a possible threat from the North.

China demands US immediately withdraw N. Korea sanctions

Stars & Stripes - 48 min 56 sec ago
China demanded the United States immediately withdraw a package of sanctions on companies and individuals trading with North Korea on Wednesday, and said the decision by the Trump administration will damage Sino-U.S. ties.

Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, many die

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 14 min ago
Yemeni security officials say the Saudi-led coalition has carried out airstrikes, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels and civilians.

Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 40 min ago
Thousands of Iranian-backed fighters in Syria's central desert region are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of securing a corridor from its border, through Iraq and all the way to the Mediterranean and providing it unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon for the first time.

New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to 'Trump Doctrine'

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 56 min ago
Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes.

Afghan official: Taliban suicide car bombing kills 7 people

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 7 min ago
A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a military convoy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, a provincial official said.

Better numbers might mean better results for Eagles

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 24 min ago
The Eagles went 0-7, had to forfeit the last 2½ quarters of one game and all of the next one six days apart, simply due to a lack of players.

Police: DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 46 min ago
Danish police said Wednesday that DNA tests from a headless torso found in the Baltic Sea matches with missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine that sank earlier this month.

Almost 60-year-old jet crash still visible at Eglin Air Force Base

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 15 min ago
Tucked away on the shores of Rocky Creek, a piece of military history has been resting for almost six decades.

Position battles coming into focus for Air Force with opener looming

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 29 min ago
Coach Troy Calhoun said most spots for the opener will not be determined until early next week, but traditionally the team that is practicing in the days after the final Saturday scrimmage in August is the one you’ll see in the opener.

GoFundMe established for Alabama soldier missing after Hawaii helicopter crash

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 32 min ago
A GoFundMe account has been established for the family of an Alabama soldier believed to have died when his military helicopter went down last week off the coast of Hawaii.

North Korean leader orders production of more solid-fuel rocket engines

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 43 min ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and warhead tips, the country’s state-run media said Wednesday.

Yokosuka holds memorial service for missing Stethem sailor

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 32 sec ago
The ceremony for Lt. Stephen Hopkins took place Tuesday at the Chapel of Hope at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, according to a photo posted Wednesday on the 7th Fleet’s official Facebook page.

Sepsis caused sailor’s death last fall aboard USS Ronald Reagan, Navy says

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 32 sec ago
The Navy says sepsis was to blame for a USS Ronald Reagan sailor’s abrupt death last fall during a patrol in the Yellow Sea.

S. Korea says no to US request to discuss renegotiating FTA

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:50
Speaking after a video conference with U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer, South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyung-chong said Seoul proposed a joint study with Washington to evaluate the impact of the 5-year-old bilateral trade deal and the cause of the U.S. trade deficit.

Protests turn unruly after Trump's Phoenix speech

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:32
A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.

Navy relieves commander of 7th Fleet after second deadly collision

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:25
The head of the Navy’s 7th Fleet was relieved of command Wednesday in the wake of a string of accidents across the Pacific involving Navy ships.

Fighting North Korea with balloons, TV shows and leaflets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:12
Scholars and North Korean refugees say outside information from leaflets sent by activists have helped bring a wealth of changes in the country — including new slang, changing fashions and increased demands for consumer goods in the expanding market economy.

Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:03
High-ranking military officials have become an increasingly ubiquitous presence in American political life during Donald Trump's presidency, repeatedly winning arguments inside the West Wing, publicly contradicting the president and even balking at implementing one of his most controversial policies.

In the Navy, a premier surface fleet faces new scrutiny after deadly disasters at sea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:40
The Navy's recent disasters in the Pacific region have prompted scrutiny of what has long been considered one of the service's premier fleets.