President Donald Trump

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday. “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another—but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and...

Mattis Sworn in as 26th Secretary of Defense

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the nomination of retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the next Secretary of Defense shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Vice President Michael Pence swore him in shortly after the 98-1 Senate...

Disbrow to Serve as Interim Head of Air Force

Undersecretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow will be “performing the duties of” the Secretary of the Air Force until a new Secretary is nominated and confirmed, but she will not carry the title “Acting Secretary,” Pentagon officials said Thursday....

Eight Airmen Receive Upgraded Valor Awards

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James on Friday presented the first two of nine upgraded valor awards that were selected as part of a long Defense Department-wide review of medals earned in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eight airmen...

US Strike Kills Veteran al Qaeda Facilitator in Syria

A US airstrike in Syria on Jan. 12 killed a senior al Qaeda facilitator, the Pentagon announced on Jan. 19. Abd al-Jalil al-Muslimi, who was originally trained by the Taliban in the late 1990s and facilitated travel for al Qaeda,...

Youngstown Reservists Home From Deployment

About 80 airmen and C-130s from the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing returned Thursday to Youngstown ARS, Ohio, from a 120 day deployment to Southwest Asia. The airmen are the first half of the total deployed contingent from the...