Tag: U.S. Air Force

Six Countries Join Forces for Humanitarian Christmas Drop to Remote Pacific Islands

Five countries are joining the United States this year in a humanitarian assistance Christmas drop, which kicked off on Dec. 4. Air forces from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and India are going to make deliveries to over 20 thousand islanders across 56 remote islands throughout Micronesia and Palau. Based out…


Joint Federal Raid Leaves Area 51 Blogger Still Feeling ‘Traumatized’ Weeks After Event

A Nevada blogger reporting for years on the highly classified military base Area 51 said he’s still feeling “traumatized” after FBI and U.S. Air Force agents raided his homes with a search warrant early in November. “I was never given a reason for the raid—nor have I been charged with a crime,” said Joerg Arnu,…


SCOTUS Sides With 9th Circuit, Refuses Application of Airman Punished for Refusing COVID-19 Vax

The Supreme Court sided with the often-reversed U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit by declining to intervene on behalf of a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer who was relieved of command as punishment for his religious-based refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The case is still pending before both the 9th Circuit and…


‘I’ve Never Seen Morale So Low’: USAF Lt. Col. On Military Life Under Vaccine Mandates

In an interview with The Epoch Times U.S. Air Force (USAF) Lt. Col. Adam Conrad said that morale for both military personnel and contractors has been hard-hit by President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates, which require that everyone employed by the federal government get vaccinated or lose their job. Conrad painted a grim picture of the state…


Air Force Ordered to Pay More Than $230 Million in Church Shooting

SAN ANTONIO—The U.S. Air Force must pay more than $230 million in damages to survivors and victims’ families of a 2017 Texas church massacre for failing to flag a conviction that might have kept the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting, a federal judge ruled Monday. More than two dozen people…


US Space Force General Warns China Is Advancing Space Capabilities at Twice the Speed of US

China could overtake the United States in terms of space capabilities by 2030 if America doesn’t speed up its development, warned Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force. “The fact [is] that in essence, on average, they are building and fielding and updating their space capabilities at twice the…


US Air Force Secretary Warns of China’s Military Ambitions in Space

U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on Sept. 20 warned about China’s increasing military threats, including those from space. “While America is still the dominant military power on the planet today, we are being more effectively challenged militarily than at any other time in our history,” he said during a speech at the Air Force…


Field of Honor Pays Tribute to Service Members, First Responders

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—After having to cancel its annual patriotic tribute in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will host its 12th annual Field of Honor in recognition of the service and sacrifice of the men and women of all branches of the U.S. military forces. The Field of Honor…