Stories tagged: air force
Sat., Feb. 8, 2020
The number of suicides in the active-duty Air Force jumped last year to the highest level in at least three decades, exceeding the worst years of the post-9/11 period
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
Film about post-9/11 torture program paints Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen as the bad guys.
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
The Air Force’s mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
Lt. Col. Cindy Dawson is the new commander of the reactivated 97th Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, the largest wing of KC-135 Stratotankers in the world.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
“We are the center of excellence for air refueling, which essentially is the backbone of our global reach capability,” said Col. Gene Jacobus, vice commander of the 92nd Air Refueling …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
The U.S. is deploying dozens more fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia, beefing up efforts to defend the kingdom against Iran even as President Donald Trump repeatedly …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
The U.S. Air Force has indefinitely barred the Boeing-built KC-46 from carrying cargo and passengers, the trade publication Defense News has reported.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Mindful of President Donald Trump’s intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
Officials say an Air Force sergeant tried bringing home a rocket launcher tube as a souvenir at the same airport where another service member tried returning with a similar weapon …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
The Air Force general nominated to be the nation’s number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a Senate committee that he was falsely accused and …
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019
Thousands of veterans, families and aircraft enthusiasts flocked to Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday for Skyfest 2019, an air show featuring new and old aircraft.
Sat., June 15, 2019
When he was 7, Mark Watson remembers his eyes glued to the window of his first airplane ride. “I couldn’t believe what was happening,” he said.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019
Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work
A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …
Wed., April 24, 2019
U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers are coming back to Moses Lake in May. At least for a few days.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Boeing leadership was forced to ground its 767-based KC-46 tankers for the past week after the Air Force expressed concern about loose tools and other foreign object debris (FOD) found …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
A former counterintelligence agent with the U.S. Air Force has been accused of revealing classified information to Iran.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
The landmark Cadet Chapel that towers over the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado is suffering from leaks and corrosion, so the school has drawn up the most ambitious restoration …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Testing positive for HIV was difficult enough. Getting forced out of the military by the Air Force because of the diagnosis proved even harder.
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Rosa D. Malone arrived in Spokane as a Works Progress Administration supervisor and founded the Booker T. Washington Community Center in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church in 1937.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
The window behind Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge’s computer at Fairchild Air Force Base reveals a shop arranged with metal fabrication machines and tools he uses to tinker with parts for …
Fri., June 22, 2018
Four months after its first test flight, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is now certified by the Air Force to carry national security satellites.
Sun., June 10, 2018
A high-ranking Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018
All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said Friday in a written statement.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
President Donald Trump opened his first Christmas Eve in office by offering season’s greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world and chatting up children who called into a Defense …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
The Air Force said Tuesday that its failure to report the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church in early November was “not …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
A group of scientists, physicians and public health officials is calling for a nationwide research initiative to better understand the health effects of man-made fluorinated compounds, such as those leaked …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017
The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn’t report …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Journalists got a first-hand look at the high-speed, highly technical operation of midair refueling during a mission high above the eastern Nevada desert Thursday.