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  • Personnel at nuke base probed for drug use

    March 18, 2016 3:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Defense officials say the Air Force is investigating about a dozen airmen at a nuclear missile base for alleged use of illegal drugs. At least some cases involve alleged cocaine use. The airmen are mainly or entirely members of a security force at the 90th Missile Wing, at... more »
  • Airman stabbed to death outside nightclub

    January 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Bossier City police say a service member with the U.S. Air Force died after he was stabbed outside a night club during a fight between two groups of men. In a news release, police say the victim was a 34-year-old airman stationed at the Barksdale Air Force... more »
  • LSU's Paul Mainieri takes to the skies with USAF Thunderbirds

    October 23, 2015 3:30 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - LSU Baseball coach Paul Mainieri reported to Chennault International Airport Friday morning for his chance to live a lifelong dream of suiting up and taking off on a demonstration flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Mainieri, who was baseball coach at the United State Air... more »
  • Air Force wants owners to give up Nevada bombing range site

    September 7, 2015 11:56 AM

    LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday... more »
  • Obama and Kenya: 1st trip to father's homeland as president

    July 22, 2015 3:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. It was a striking experience for the future president. He was a young man struggling to understand how a country that he had never... more »
  • Neglect leads to security dog's death

    October 1, 2014 3:16 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Barksdale Air Force Base spokesman says heat stroke that resulted after his handler left him unattended in a car on a hot August day killed an Air Force security K-9. Second Lt. Chris Sullivan says an investigation found that Caro's Aug. 9 death was due to handler... more »
  • 80 US Air Force personnel on ground in Chad

    May 22, 2014 10:24 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A U.S. military spokesman says that the 80 personnel deployed to Chad to help find nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls are from the Air Force and have already begun their mission. Chuck Prichard, a spokesman at the U.S. military's Africa command in Germany, said Thursday that... more »
  • 17 cadets commissioned from LSU ROTC

    May 15, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Military dignitaries commissioned more than a dozen cadets and midshipmen from LSU's ROTC programs Thursday at the campus. The 17 cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the respective branches. They included nine cadets from the LSU Air Force ROTC program, five from the LSU Army... more »
  • Delaware Air Force base on lockdown

    May 8, 2014 11:31 AM

    DOVER, Del. - Dover Air Force Base in Delaware is on lockdown after a suspicious person was reported on the post. Military officials say in a news release that the lockdown was ordered as a precautionary measure after the suspicious person was reported around 11 a.m. All personnel were... more »
  • Air Force investigation grows to include cheating

    January 15, 2014 7:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Air Force investigation in drug use by nuclear missile launch offers has widened now to allegations of cheating on certification tests. Last week the Pentagon disclosed the original investigation looking at officers at six Air Force bases in the U.S. and England. Two of the bases included officers... more »
  • Key nuke officers "burned out"

    November 20, 2013 7:36 PM

    WASHINGTON- The trouble inside the nuclear missile units in the Air Force runs deeper and wider than the Pentagon has let on. The Associated Press obtained a study done for the Air Force that found "burnout" among launch officers. They have their fingers on the triggers of 450... more »
  • Veterans honored in Gonzales Play Video

    November 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    GONZALES- Hundreds showed up at Ascension's Veteran's Memorial Park today to honor the men and women who fight for America's freedom. It was the largest annual gathering at the park, which featured more than 150 school choir members and service men and women from every branch. "I appreciate... more »
  • Nuke unit fails key security test

    August 13, 2013 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Air Force officials say a unit responsible for operating nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection. This is the second major setback this year for the Air Force's nuclear weapons force, which is responsible for 450 land-based nuclear missiles on 24/7 alert for potential launch at... more »
  • Military aircraft grounded

    April 9, 2013 7:20 PM

    PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION- The U.S. Navy canceled the remainder of the vaunted Blue Angels 2013 season and the Air Force grounded about a third of its combat forces due to federal budget cuts. The Blue Angels have performed at various air shows for more than 60 years and... more »

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