Air Force News

Politics, performance issues are on host Jimmy Kimmel’s mind

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show isn’t taping today, but Kimmel’s working. He’s always working. Right now he’s wearing his standard uniform when he’s not on the air - shorts, a Dickies work shirt and black socks.

For Kim Jong Nam, a sad ending to a lonely life

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 17 min ago
Kim Jong Nam led a life of loneliness and fear and seclusion, rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother, stuck in a shadowy exile where he had to constantly worry about spies and secret agents and reporters.

Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got $90 for a prank

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 24 min ago
The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said Saturday.

Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 54 min ago
One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.

It's ISIS, not ISIL, the Pentagon informs staff in new memo

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Donald Trump.

Afghan official: Islamic State militants kill 11 in mosque ambush

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 29 min ago
An Afghan official said that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province.

Hungary to erect second fence to deter migrants

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 40 min ago
The Hungarian government said it will start building a new fence on the border with Serbia in the spring because of the risk that large numbers of migrants may try to enter the country.

Revelers in costumes celebrate Carnival in Germany

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 11 min ago
Germans are braving rain, high winds and tight security to celebrate this year's Carnival season.

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 31 min ago
The father of one of the wounded men called Wednesday's attack in the Kansas City suburbs a hate crime, but authorities on Friday declined to discuss a motive as they investigated.

Appeals court upholds 25-year sentence for ex-Beale Air Force Base staff sergeant

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 17 min ago
Willie J. Holt III, convicted in 2015, alleged he was held in "filthy" conditions in a county jail after his conviction before he was transferred to a military detention facility.

Navy Seabees to be recognized with monument at Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 19 min ago
The Seabees monument will be in the front of the museum, alongside monuments for historic airborne and special operations forces and other support units. It will be the first on the museum grounds honoring a Navy unit.

Former soldier creates app for Oklahoma veterans

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 20 min ago
The Barracks is the brainchild of Army veteran Victor Lezama. The app includes direct access to a crisis hotline, assistance with medical claims, job-assistance programs, housing information, recreation and veteran discounts.

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 3 min ago
President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued Priebus had little choice but to seek Comey's assistance in rebutting what Spicer said were inaccurate reports about contacts during last year's presidential campaign. The FBI did not issue the statement requested by Priebus and has given no sign one is forthcoming.

Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:45
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.

Florida woman charged with using fake military ID to buy truck

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:01
Vanessa Tesky of Kissimmee faces charges of fraud, soliciting funds/misrepresenting military, grand theft, uttering forged instrument and obtaining a vehicle by false pretenses, said Michele Cash, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Don't forget black soldiers in WWI centennial celebrations, says historian

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:56
More than 350,000 African-Americans served in the armed forces during the Great War, defending democracy and rights they were denied at home.

Keesler Air Force Base sergeant pleads guilty, sentenced for crimes against child

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:52
Staff Sgt. James McGriff, 31, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years of confinement, was demoted to E-1, airman basic, and received a dishonorable discharge.

Maxwell Air Force Base's 'War Eagle' C-130 leaves combat legacy with newer model

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:57
An official transfer of heritage and retirement ceremony took place at Maxwell Air Force Base when the 908th Airlift Wing reserve unit transferred the heritage and "War Eagle" nose art from aircraft 85-0040 along with the memorabilia to the newer aircraft 91-9142.

US bars Syrian behind nominated film from attending Oscars

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:25
U.S. immigration authorities have decided to bar entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer whose harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," has been nominated for an Academy Award.

University of Illinois veterans rally together to help local fire victims

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:10
University of Illinois veterans have organized a clothing drive for victims of a fire at a veterans' group home that killed one resident and displaced others.