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SALINAS PEAK, N.M. -- Authorities say an F-16 fighter jet from an Air Force base in Arizona crashed while on a training mission in New Mexico, but the pilot safely ejected. The Fighting Falcon went down about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday near Salinas Peak, some 45 miles northwest of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Officials from Luke Air Force Ba... more
KABUL, Afghanistan — An armed U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed in a remote area near Bagram Air Field Tuesday night, military officials said. The $14 million remotely piloted aircraft went down at about 7:10 p.m., according to an Air Force statement issued Wednesday. “There is no indication of injuries or damage to civilian property as... more
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence. Under the terms of a recent five-year, $20 million cooper... more
WASHINGTON — The Air Force passed another important milestone Nov. 20 as Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, the new deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration at the Pentagon, assumed his new duties. The move elevates the position to the three-star level, another step toward strengthening leadership focus on the nuclear enterp... more
Grand Forks leaders traveled to Winnipeg late last week in an effort to ensure the community's air base is on a brigadier general's radar. A contingent of Grand Forks officials made a trip Friday to visit U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Chad Manske near North American Aerospace Defense Command operations in Winnipeg. The visit is part of ongoi... more