Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. is pulling two Patriot missile batteries and some fighter aircraft out of Saudi Arabia, an American official said Thursday, amid tensions between the kingdom and the Trump administration over oil production.
Engineers from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, figured out a way to fix a bullet hole in the belly of an A-10 Warthog without ever seeing the plane. The hole was apparently the result of enemy action over the course of a recent mission.
The Air Force cut the number of hypoxia and similar incidents in the T-6A Texan II by more than half in fiscal 2019 after putting into place a series of changes it hoped would fix the problem. But the Air Force pilots still recorded 41 hypoxia-like incidents in the crucial trainer aircraft last year, according to data provided at Air Force Times’ request.
A 55th Wing jet on a training flight made an emergency landing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., on the morning of May 7.
The leader of the real U.S. Space Force says he's looking forward to the Netflix show about the new military branch, but he has a note for series star and co-creator Steve Carell.
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has partnered with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School to demonstrate an autonomous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system to advance troop effectiveness in denied communications environments.
“This is a truly historic moment for our country and for Australian defense innovation,” said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “The Loyal Wingman will be pivotal to exploring the critical capabilities our Air Force needs to protect our nation and its allies into the future.”
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, New Hampshire Wing, enters the seventh week of COVID-19 pandemic-related missions. The most visible task the wing has carried out is the transport and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE).
SpaceX founder Elon Musk and his partner, Canadian musician Grimes, recently welcomed their first child into the world. When it came time to name him, though, no creativity was spared, as the duo dubbed him X Æ A-12. Check out a May 5 tweet from the new mother to learn the story behind his name and to find out how it quietly honors an historic stealth aircraft.