Air Force

Why Operation Jade Helm 15 is freaking out the Internet — and why it shouldn’t be

The Special Operations exercise involves Green Berets and other elite troops and will take place in southwestern United States.

Help this U.S. airman find the girl he rescued after Hurricane Katrina

Master Sgt. Michael Maroney is looking for a girl he pulled from flooded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Eagle, cash and leaf blower on hand, Air Force team celebrates innovation with quirky video

"Are our innovations any good? No... our innovations are [expletive] great."

U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State

Authorities said he traveled from Egypt to Turkey in an attempt to reach Syria after being fired from his last job as an airplane mechanic based in the Middle East.

B-1B bomber gets new missiles as it continues to strike in Iraq and Syria

The bomber is the first Air Force plane to be approved to use the 2,000-pound Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range.

These planes could someday replace the A-10 — if the Pentagon spends the cash

A top Air Force general won't rule out that the service may someday need an "A-X" plane, a new aircraft capable of performing close-air support.

Close-air support mission to get new scrutiny by Air Force as A-10 jet retires

The Air Force also will designate some F-15 and F-16 squadrons as close-air support units.

Air Force to move A-10 jets into backup status despite congressional opposition

The move amounts to a 'back-door' retiring of some of the planes, eight U.S. senators said.

Pentagon’s $55 billion mystery plane is secret, but debate on cost is appearing

Highly classified, the program is one of the Air Force's top priorities -- and its most expensive.

Near-disaster: This F-16 landed after half its wing was sheared off

One F-16C fighter crashed following an Oct. 20 collision, and another landed with part of its wing missing.

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