Stories tagged: U.S. Air Force
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
A man killed Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle collision was a military veteran with a storied history in the armed forces, one that included a firm handshake with America’s Commander-in-Chief.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 8 p.m.
A P-51B Mustang – one with seven World World II victories over Nazi Germany and 750 combat hours - shot up and around the clear and sunny skies, right above …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
A British military air base in England used by the U.S. Air Force was locked down Monday after a disturbance of some kind, but the emergency measure ended when a …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
A 136-foot flying gas station can that can reach speeds of 580 miles per hour tends to get attention, especially when it flies low over Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
A historian digging around a newly discovered 1955 military airplane crash site in Grant County found a live warhead in the wreckage this week.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Spokane lost a hero last week, when Col. Charles Stratton died. Stratton
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Air Force will hold a hearing Thursday in Spokane as it takes another look at Fairchild as a home for the nation’s new air refueling tanker.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” has died. He was 85.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Two people who awoke to find a man armed with a knife in their downtown apartment building last fall say they didn’t know the U.S. Air Force airman had his …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
Charges were dismissed in a plea deal involving a U.S. Air Force Airman accused of breaking into a building, scaring a sleeping woman and stealing a roofing knife in September.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wants a law enforcement training facility at the Spokane Raceway Park.
Thu., July 10, 2014
Geese flew through the windshield of a U.S. Air Force helicopter during a training mission off the coast of England in January, causing a crash that killed four airmen, including …
Wed., July 9, 2014, 12:22 p.m.
Military investigators say geese collided with a U.S. Air Force helicopter that crashed during a training mission off the coast of England in January, killing four airmen. Among the dead …
Thu., March 13, 2014, 9:11 a.m.
A KC-135 tanker flown by a Fairchild crew shook apart over Kyrgyzstan last May. The tail section came off and the rest of the plane plummeted through the air until …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
An Air Force officer from Sandpoint died Friday in Kabul, Afghanistan, after his vehicle was struck by an explosion triggered from another vehicle carrying a bomb that approached his convoy …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2011
After spending the past 25 years cutting through military bureaucracy and secrecy, Amy Berger has found hope that one day she will know what happened to her cousin, a crewman …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2011
Five years ago, fraternal twin brothers from Hauser Lake realized their lifelong dream of enlisting in the U.S. Marines. They were eager to “see action” in Iraq or Afghanistan and …
Sun., June 12, 2011
Some say gay rights have come a long way, and some say there is still a long way to go. Many at Spokane’s annual Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival on …
Fri., March 18, 2011
MODESTO – Wayne Hague always wondered whatever happened to the pilot whose crippled plane he refueled and escorted to safety over North Vietnam in 1967. Ron Catton always wondered about …
Wed., March 2, 2011, 2:17 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force says two of its airmen have been killed and two wounded in a shooting outside Frankfurt airport.
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Despite the celebrating that has taken place since Boeing was declared the winner in the Air Force’s New Tanker Sweepstakes, it may be wise not to start adding all those …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011, 2:31 p.m.
The Boeing Co. was chosen to build the next generation of U.S. Air Force tankers that will replace some of the KC-135s.
Thu., Nov. 25, 2010
SEATTLE – The Air Force said Wednesday that a lesbian flight nurse discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell” must prove she is still qualified and pass a medical exam before …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010
The nation’s nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
A 10-year tango over the Air Force tanker contract dances on, leaving Spokane aerospace interests to anticipate potential effects. Those aerospace interests gathered Thursday in Spokane to meet with Sen. …
Fri., July 9, 2010, 8 a.m.
Boeing submitted its bid today for the Air Force’s $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program after several …
Tue., Sept. 29, 2009, 2:26 p.m.
The Pentagon has given Boeing Co. an “unfair” advantage in the latest competition for a troubled $35 billion tanker contract, a Northrop Grumman Corp. executive said Tuesday.