Air Force News

Remains of WWII POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 36 min ago
World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native's remains and bring them back to his hometown.

Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 14 min ago
Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown.

Vice President Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 22 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Mideast as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region after leaving behind a government shutdown in Washington.

Shooters fine-tuning techniques with sites on finals

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 37 min ago
With championships just two weeks away, Stuttgart leads gathering in Ansbach, but Panthers aren't far ahead of the competition.

LaCamera takes command of Fort Bragg, 18th Airborne Corps

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 42 min ago
Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, after more than a year serving as the acting senior commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, officially took command of both following his promotion to three-star general on Friday.

Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-election

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 53 min ago
A general-turned-president with authoritarian practices, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's announcement confirmed what was long expected and paved the way for his virtually certain triumph in the March 26-28 vote.

Beijing: US warship violated sovereignty near contested S. China Sea island

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 4 min ago
The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 10 min ago
From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government.

As Congress shuts down government, now what?

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 17 min ago
The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.

Florida National Guard soldier killed, 4 others injured in military vehicle crash

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 18 min ago
Three heavy-duty vehicles were involved in a collision in Sebring, Florida. One soldier was killed and four others were injured on Friday.

All-female UK team of soldiers crosses Antarctica

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 26 min ago
They spent 62 days skiing across more than 1,000 miles. A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.

Overseas military families lose AFN; access to other services remains unclear

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 47 min ago
It didn’t take long for some DOD operations to grind to a halt: American Forces Network, which provides entertainment and command information to U.S. servicemembers worldwide through its television and radio services, was dark early Saturday morning in Europe.

Wyche back to 2016 form as Panthers triumph

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 25 min ago
E.J. King wins both boys and girls titles in Western Japan Athletic Association Tournament; St. Mary's takes Kanto mat title.

Army Corps of Engineers general views mudslide operations

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 36 min ago
The Army Corps of Engineers is focusing on clearing basins that are designed to capture debris that would otherwise flow out of the hills and mountains above the community.

Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 24 min ago
Congress prepared to return to work Saturday as negotiators pressed for a budget deal to keep a government shutdown that began at midnight short-lived.

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 32 min ago
During a stopover in Ireland, Pence greeted US soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown. Pence told the troops: "We'll get this thing figured out in Washington." He told the soldiers to "stay focused on your mission."

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 35 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules.

Strong emotions ahead in drama about Serbia's Milosevic

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 50 min ago
Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 19 min ago
North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 32 min ago
Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.