On April 6, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, Charles H. Coolidge, died at the age of 99. The unassuming and quiet Coolidge passed peacefully while surrounded by family at his namesake, the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With the death of Coolidge, Hershel “Woody” Williams, 97, who was awarded the nation’s highest decoration for his actions on Iwo Jima, is now the Medal’s oldest surviving recipient.
Sutherland Springs gunman told his parents in surreal call moments after massacre Michael and Rebecca Kelley were busy tending to one of their college-age daughters and her friends at their 28-acre spread in rural New Braunfels on Nov. 5, 2017, when a group text came to their phones.
South Korea unveiled a prototype of its first domestically developed fighter jet on April 9 and President Moon Jae-in hailed the KF-X as the future backbone of the air force and a step toward the U.S. ally’s greater military independence.
The Mitchell Institute released episode 18 of its Aerospace Advantage podcast: Flying and Fighting in the B-2: America’s Stealth Bomber. Join us for an in-depth conversation with seasoned B-2 pilots—Col. Keith Butler, commander of the 509th Operations Group, and Lt. Col. Christopher Conant, commander of the 393rd Bomb Squadron of the 509th Bomb Wing—who know what it’s like to strap into the jet and fly into harm’s way.
With the U.S. Air Force's plan to keep the long-range B-52 Stratofortress flying into the 2050s, the venerable, Cold War-era bomber is going to need new brakes and wheels.
The growth of internet-of-things technologies combined with the rollout of 5G has the Air Force’s innovation arm looking for new ways to secure its networks.
Boeing Co said April 8 it had filed a suit against and canceled contracts with a Texas-based supplier for Air Force One, the aircraft that carries the U.S. President, over delays in completing interior work on the two heavily modified 747-8 planes.
The Air Force’s Agility Prime program awarded a phase I small business technology transfer (STTR) research contract to Jump Aero and Caltech to create an electronic parachute powered by machine learning that would allow the pilot to recalibrate the flight controller in midair in the event of damage, the company announced on April 7.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence in a new report released April 8 projects that by 2040 China will be the most significant rival to the United States in space, competing on commercial, civil, and military fronts.
A Chinese warship and an additional surveillance vessel were detected off the coast of Taiwan as the country began the first of two missile tests scheduled for April.
The U.S. Postal Service on June 3 will unveil a postage stamp honoring nisei soldiers from Hawaii and the mainland who served in the U.S. military during World War II.