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U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet crashes in North Sea

Jun 15, 2020 - 8:24 PM

The US Air Force says the cause of the crash and the status of the pilot are currently unknown

U.S. Air Force vows ‘no let up’ in South China Sea patrols

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:11 PM

General David Goldfein, US Air Force Chief of Staff, restates the US commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty with the Philippines as China pushes to dominate the Indo-Pacific region

AIR DEFENSE. Filipino-US Sailors onboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as it anchored in Manila Bay on 7 August 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Arizona senator says she was raped while in Air Force

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:13 AM

Arizona Senator Martha McSally, who spent 26 years in the Air Force and commanded a fighter squadron, reveals the attack in emotional remarks during US Senate subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) speaks while Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) (R), listens, during a Senate Armed Service Committee on prevention and response to sexual assaults in the military, on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP  MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Texas family sues U.S. government after mass shooting

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lawsuit has been filed by Joe and Claryce Holcombe, who are in their mid-80s and lost their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Texas church shooting

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS. Flowers are placed at a police barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

China rejects US military claims of laser attacks on pilots

May 04, 2018 - 7:43 PM

Beijing, which operates a naval base in the Horn of Africa country, denies Pentagon accusations that Chinese personnel have targeted US pilots with the beams

BLINDED. File photo of a

'Game changer': Afghan conflict to intensify in 2018

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:54 PM

US aircraft dropped 4,361 munitions across Afghanistan in 2017 alone. They are deploying more troops and aircrafts to battle Islamist militants this year.

WORST YET TO COME? Afghan military personnel walk near the airport during fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Kunduz. File photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP

Texas church shooter once escaped mental hospital

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says meanwhile that the bureau has recovered the phone belonging to the gunman, but has been unable to access the device so far

TRIBUTES. Brenda Woldridge (2L) and Meredith Cooper lay flowers at a memorial outside the First Baptist Church, after a mass shooting that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 7, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

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Nov 07, 2017 - 1:21 PM

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Poe on Neil's US Air Force stint: It's no secret

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED Hindi naman iyan isang saradong dokumento iyan naman ay alam ng ating mga kababayan the presidential candidate says

NO HIDING. Presidential bet Grace Poe maintains she did not conceal from the public the information on her husband's stint in the US Air Force. Photo from Sen. Poe's Facebook account

Poe admits husband is former US Air Force

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:13 PM

A political analyst notes that Grace Poe apparently kept this information from the public

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US Air Force, Boeing begin work on new Air Force One

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:41 AM

The new planes will no doubt be very different from the current Air Force One incarnation

A file photo dated June 8, 2015 of the 'Air Force One' aircraft, a modified Boeing 747-200, carrying US President Barack Obama as it departs from the airport in Munich, Germany. Armin Weigel/EPA

US drone washes up on PH beach, 2nd in January

Jan 23, 2015 - 3:14 PM

The drone found by fishermen in Cagayan province is similar to the one found in Quezon province earlier and which the US embassy confirmed is owned by the US Navy

ANOTHER DRONE: A target drone washes up off Cagayan province. Photo from the local PNP Facebook page

US general warns PH, Japan vs escalating tension with China

Feb 11, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Herbert Carlisle commanding general of the US air forces in the Pacific says the situation is so volatile that the risk of miscalculation is high on all sides

WARNING: General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, commander of the US Pacific air forces

US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers over exam cheating

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:29 AM

The scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana marked the latest in a series of damaging revelations dogging the US s nuclear force

US air strike accidentally kills five Afghan police: NATO

Aug 02, 2013 - 12:57 AM

A US air strike killed 5 Afghan policemen during a joint operation against insurgents in an incident likely to further strain ties between the allies