More Air Force Articles

  • Air Force changed testing program to resolve cheaters' concerns

    Air Force officials changed the scoring system for the certification tests administered to the strategic missile force to address the concerns of service members caught in a recent cheating scandal who felt pressured to receive a perfect score. "We have made the monthly tests that the crew...

  • Top Air Force general doesn't know if F-22 successor will even fly

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh doesn't know if the successor to the F-22 Raptor, the Air Force's fifth generation fighter, will fly. "I don't even know that it's an airplane," Welsh told reporters Wednesday morning. "I wouldn't try and characterize it or describe it. I have no idea...

  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation says a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug...

  • Air Force officer pleads guilty to child porn

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Forty-four-year-old William Gazafi of Lusby is a non-commissioned officer at Andrews Air Force Base. He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography...

  • $7.9m Obama Ireland trip included $251,161 for Michelle Obama's Dublin 'sightseeing'

    The White House spent $7.9 million flying the first family to the 2013 G-8 summit in northern Ireland, a venture that included a sightseeing tour of Dublin by first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters that cost $251,161, according to new documents. The first lady's entourage spent...

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The resulting launch-ready total of 400...

  • Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

    Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

  • Nuke test cheating linked to flawed leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A basic contradiction lies at the root of an exam-cheating scandal that decimated the ranks of an Air Force nuclear missile group, investigators say: Commanders were demanding perfection in testing and ethics but also tacitly condoned rule-bending or even willfully ignored...

  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

  • Missing from the most expensive defense program ever: A clear purpose

    The F-35 should be known as the fighter that ate the defense budget. It's the most expensive defense program ever. So far the cost is about $400 billion to buy them and an additional $1 trillion to fly and maintain over its service life. And its costs are still climbing And that’s not the...



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