U-2 Pilot Killed in Crash Identified

The Air Force identified the pilot who died when the U-2 he was flying in crashed during a training mission Tuesday morning near Beale AFB, Calif. Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie, assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, and another pilot...

ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against US Troops

ISIS used “sulphur mustard” against US troops in northern Iraq near Mosul on Tuesday, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. “None of our people...

Hyten Nomination Advances

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Gen. John Hyten to lead US Strategic Command. Hyten’s approval was included in a group of 40 military nominations voted on by the committee. Next, Hyten’s nomination will...

Dunford: Russia Most Significant Threat

Russia poses “the most significant challenge and potentially the most significant threat to our national security,” Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday. Dunford pointed to Russia’s unique “nuclear capabilities, its cyber capabilities,...

Carter Emphasizes Need for Budget Stability

To avoid making the US military a “hollow force,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reiterated his call for Congress to approve a bipartisan defense budget Thursday morning in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The reliance on continuing resolutions,...

State Approves KC-46 Deal With Japan

The US State Department has approved a sale of four KC-46As to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday. The estimated $1.9 billion deal would include a spare Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engine, according to a news release. Each...

Carlisle: Don’t Restart the F-22 Line

The cost of restarting the F-22 production line outweighs the benefits, Air Combat Command chief Gen. Hawk Carlisle, said Wednesday at ASC16. He noted the F-22 components would need to be upgraded if the line was restarted, an effort that...

USAF to the Rescue

The Air Force’s 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena AB, Japan, rescued a Marine pilot Thursday after he safely ejected from the AV-8B he was flying in off the coast of Okinawa. The Harrier, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit...

Vandenberg Fire 70 Percent Contained

The wildfire that has burned more than 12,000 acres at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., was 70 percent contained as of Thursday morning, the 30th Space Wing announced. Specialized teams are now re-entering south base to assess the damage, according to a...

Dover C-5Ms Headed Home

Dover Air Force Base’s C-5M Super Galaxies are returning home now that a renovated runway is scheduled to reopen Sept. 23. The Delaware base’s north-south Runway 01-19 has been closed since February 2015 for an overhaul, and last spring, part...