Tag: US Air Force

US Airman Arrested for Alleged Insider Attack at Green Village Base in Syria

A U.S. airman has been arrested by military law enforcement over an alleged insider explosives attack at a U.S. base called Green Village in eastern Syria in April. Ann Stefanek, a U.S. Air Force spokesperson, told CNN that the unnamed U.S. airman was taken into custody in the United States on June 16 as part…


Hypersonic Missile Test Successful: US Air Force

The U.S. Air Force successfully tested a hypersonic missile that travelled five times the speed of sound off the Southern California coast May 14, following tests of similar weapons by China and Russia. The AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) was launched from a B-52H Stratofortress bomber by 419th Flight Test Squadron and the Global Power Bomber Combined Test…


Lockheed, Airbus Form Joint Partnership in Bid to Build New Refueling Tankers for US Air Force

Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced on Jan. 31 that it will join forces to build midair refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force in Alabama and Georgia if their aircraft design is chosen over the one proposed by rival Boeing. A win for the two aerospace partners may potentially create at total 1,300 new jobs…


US Air Force Prepares Weapons Shipment Bound for Ukraine

The U.S. Air Force on Monday prepared a shipment of ammunition, weapons, and other equipment headed to Ukraine. Washington has said it would continue to support Ukraine amid concerns in Kyiv and among its Western allies over the tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed on its border. Russia denies planning a military offensive. The…


Air Force Says Commercial Evacuation Flight From Kabul Was Nearly Hijacked

The United States Air Force (USAF) on Tuesday said that a commercial flight from Kabul’s international airport was nearly hijacked during evacuation efforts that followed the Taliban takeover. Lt. Col. Kristen Duncan, a public affairs officer for the 23rd Wing, wrote in a statement on the Air Force’s website that several people aboard a commercial…


Human Remains Found in US Military Plane’s Wheel After Leaving Kabul: Air Force

The U.S. Air Force is investigating the lead-up to an incident earlier this week involving an American military aircraft that departed a Kabul airport with civilians hanging onto its landing gear who fell to their deaths. A statement from the Air Force confirmed that human remains were discovered on the C-17 military plane, and it…


Australia, US, Japan Conduct Cope North 21 Military Exercises in Guam

Australia, Japan, and America are conducting trilateral military exercises in Guam as the allies look to strengthen joint response times in the face of the growing threat of China and Russia in the Indo-Pacific region. The Cope North 21 exercises will see over 2,000 military personnel convene at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam with approximately…