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  • Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland

    April 5, 2017 10:26 AM

    CLINTON -The military says a fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed a few miles from the U.S. capital. Air Force officials said in a statement Wednesday that the D.C. Air National Guard F-16C was flying with other aircraft when it crashed in a... more »
  • Soldier reunites with family and friends at Baton Rouge airport Play Video

    February 22, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After months on the road, a soldier was reunited with his family during a huge celebration at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan airport. Staff Sergeant Joshua Goins and his family are back together for the first time since October. They've been separated since the birth of a... more »
  • US bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

    January 19, 2017 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that the camps were... more »
  • Air Force airman charged in August death of fellow airman

    December 13, 2016 9:10 PM

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Officials with Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha say an airman has been charged with premeditated murder in the August death of a fellow airman. Offutt officials say Airman 1st Class Timothy Wilsey, of Valdosta, Georgia, has been charged in military court in... more »
  • 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 »

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