Stories tagged: Air Force
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Decades of warnings behind chemical contaminating water in Airway Heights
Air Force and public health officials have repeatedly described the chemicals contaminating water in Airway Heights as an “emerging issue” – one that’s being handled proactively and transparently. But nowhere …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Testing confirms chemical contamination in residential wells near Fairchild Air Force Base
Air Force officials visited Julie Dipple’s home last week to share some troubling news: Her drinking water is contaminated and it probably has been for a long time.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Pentagon: Academy athletes must serve before going pro
The U.S. Defense Department has rescinded its 2016 policy allowing military service academy athletes to go straight to the pros upon graduation.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Air Force launches test missile off Central California coast to show nuclear deterrent capability
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base as part of an operational test to show the country’s nuclear deterrent capability, according …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
U.S. Air Force to launch test missile off Central California coast
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the Air Force Global …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 7 a.m.
To save millions, military grounds planes worth billions
The Air Force has grounded a big portion of its newly refurbished, multibillion-dollar fleet of C-5 Galaxy transport planes, just to avoid spending the relatively small amount of money it …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:18 a.m.
Stop-loss an option for Air Force to keep departing pilots
Faced with pilots leaving the Air Force in droves for the airlines, top generals are considering the option of forcing some to stay in the service against their will, a …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Veterans, McMorris Rodgers battle VA over access to exercise room
The aging veterans sit in camp chairs inside a pop-up awning with makeshift blue-tarp walls. A propane heater makes it liveable as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans began …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC
The military says a fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed a few miles from the U.S. capital.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Send more tankers to Fairchild, Washington Congress members tell Air Force
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:23 a.m.
With aging jets and a shortage of pilots, the Air Force weighs buying throwback ‘light-attack’ planes
The U.S. Air Force, faced with a potentially protracted war against the Islamic State, aging fighter jets and a shrinking force of pilots, is examining the adoption of a new …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Boeing sues suppliers over liquid that damaged first Air Force tanker
Boeing is suing two California companies it claims supplied a mislabeled chemical that caused severe damage to the refueling system of its first Air Force KC-46 refueling tanker and delayed …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Air Force base: 1 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico training
One person was killed and another injured in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico, Holloman Air Force Base officials said Wednesday.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Trump taps ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary
President Donald Trump said Monday he has selected former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
WSU cadet Kyle Nardon not letting go of Air Force dream despite diagnosis
Kyle Nardon nearly landed an elite position as a drone pilot for the U.S. Air Force – a step away from his dream job of flying traditional planes. But an …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
No. 20 Boise State needs help to capture division title
Boise State’s path to reaching the Mountain West title game boils down to this: Beat Air Force, root for New Mexico.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
Around the Nation: Army racks up 671 yards of offense, dominates Lafayette 62-7
Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 109 yards and a touchdown, fellow quarterback Chris Carter threw for two scores and Army beat Lafayette 62-7 on Saturday in West Point, New York, to …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Love Stories: Adventurous spirit bookends union of 60 years
It was 1953 in tiny Nichols, Iowa, and there wasn’t a lot to do. So Jim Porter and a buddy drove to the big – well, bigger – city of …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana
One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders – who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale – has died in …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Obama meets Air Force pilot who ejected before jet crash
An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed Thursday in Colorado just after a flyover at a graduation ceremony for Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Air Force says Boeing tanker program faces further delays
The Air Force said Friday that Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, already late and over budget, faces a further serious delay of six months to the initial tanker deliveries – and …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Fairchild wins coveted Omaha Trophy for excellence
Fairchild Air Force Base and the 92nd Refueling Wing were recognized on Monday with the prestigious Omaha Trophy signifying excellence in serving their strategic mission.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Irving Reed, former Air Force, city and airport leader, dies at 86
Irving Reed, a retired Air Force general and Spokane community leader, was remembered Tuesday for his skill at running government organizations. Reed died Thursday at age 86.
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
Jared Goff tosses 6 TDs, Cal tops Air Force
If Jared Goff is headed to the NFL early, California’s junior quarterback replaced a couple of pretty big names in the record books in his final college game.
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015, midnight
Airman found on roof of Spokane building, charged with trespassing
An Air Force survival student is suspected of breaking into a downtown Spokane building, terrifying a partially clothed woman who awoke to find an intruder staring at her, and then …
Tue., April 7, 2015, midnight
Russian jets raise alertness in Alaska
TIN CITY, Alaska – The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, 6:55 a.m.
Search and Rescue teams learn winter survival basics from Air Force pros
The winter survival clinic conjured up visions from Jack London’s classic short story, To Build a Fire, as students labored to create life-saving warmth near the damp, snowy shores of …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, 6:54 a.m.
‘Saved by Pedro’: Rescued climber ready to give back, joins Search and Rescue team
After being rescued from a climbing accident at Chimney Rock and recovering from the injuries, Ammi Midstokke has joined the ranks of the volunteers who saved her. “I get to …
Sun., Dec. 21, 2014, midnight
Air Force wins Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
BOISE — Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday …
Fri., Sept. 12, 2014, midnight
Fallen soldier from Sandpoint honored
BOISE – Only one name was added to Idaho’s Fallen Soldier Memorial on Sept. 11 this year – that of David Lyon of Sandpoint, who was killed in Afghanistan in …