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United States Air Force: Air and space warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. The Air Force articulates its core missions as air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.

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U.S. Air Force Col. Roy Knight welcomed home with full military honors

Fifty-two years after he was shot down during the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force Col. Roy Knight was welcomed home with full military honors in Texas. Norah O'Donnell reports.
CBS News - Published

Facebook briefly removes Area 51 event 'by accident'

facebook briefly removes area 51 event 'by accident'
A Facebook page encouraging people to storm the so-called Area 51 US Air Force base was removed...
WorldNews - Published

Videos for United States Air Force

Magellan GPS satellite launches from Cape Canaveral [Video]Magellan GPS satellite launches from Cape Canaveral

A Delta IV rocket carried a GPS III SV02 Magellan satellite into orbit from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral on Thursday. The satellite's role is to help modernize global navigation. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Pence: U.S. Space Command to launch next week [Video]Pence: U.S. Space Command to launch next week

The official leadership of the U.S. Space Command, which is separate from the President Trump's goal of a "Space Force", will officially take their command posts next week, U.S. Vice President Mike..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Pentagon nominee denies sexual assault accusations [Video]Pentagon nominee denies sexual assault accusations

U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer categorically denied sexual assault allegations against him at his Senate confirmation hearing on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

'Gen. Hyten is innocent': Sen. McSally [Video]'Gen. Hyten is innocent': Sen. McSally

Senator Martha McSally, a female combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force who has said she was raped by a superior officer, on Tuesday defended President Trump's pick, Air Force General John Hyten, to be the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

US Air Force Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Middle East Amid Tension With Iran [Video]US Air Force Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Middle East Amid Tension With Iran

According to a report by Business Insider, US F-22 stealth fighters have returned to the Middle East to 'defend American forces and interests' at a time of high tension with Iran, although it is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Air Force orders day off training to focus on rising suicide rate

In a video message, Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright said if they don't do something, they could "lose up to 150, 160 airmen in 2019"
CBS News - Published

Trump's choice for Pentagon's No. 2 officer denies sexual assault charges

Air Force Gen. John Hyten denied sexually assaulting a subordinate, charges that threaten to derail his nomination as military's No. 2 officer.
USATODAY.com - Published

Behind the scenes of the Air Force's drone piloting

Remotely piloted aircraft are getting new attention amid reports Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone last month and the U.S. downed an Iranian drone last week. Many of the drones the U.S. Air Force flies..
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: Air Force suspends fee payments to landlord Balfour Beatty following Reuters report

The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified..
Reuters - Published

Lil Nas X raids Area 51 in new "Old Town Road" music video

The U.S. Air Force, which conducts tests and trains combat aircraft there, said the event could be "dangerous"
CBS News - Published

Balfour Beatty unit appoints counsel to probe U.S. Air Force base allegations

A unit of British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has appointed Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to work with the U.S. Air Force and other authorities to investigate allegations that it falsified..
Reuters - Published

Joint Chiefs nominee cleared of sexual misconduct charges

Senior officer who accused Air Force Gen. John Hyten tells AP, "My life was ruined by this"; Hyten has been tapped to be Joint Chiefs vice chairman
CBS News - Published

U.S. Air Force finds no evidence of sexual misconduct by top general

An Air Force investigation has found no evidence to support accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a senior U.S...
Reuters - Published

Defense contractor consolidation a security concern: U.S. Air Force acquisition head

The number of major U.S. defense contractors has shrunk to the point of becoming a national security concern, according to the U.S. Air Force's acquisition head, who said his service needed to have..
Reuters - Published

Sen. Warren seeks investigation of landlord at U.S. Air Force base

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking an official inquiry and demanding answers from the Air Force and one of its top housing contractors following a Reuters-CBS News report describing how the company..
Reuters - Published

B-52 bomber makes emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall

b-52 bomber makes emergency landing at raf mildenhall
A US Air Force official says the plane had an "in-flight emergency" and landed at a Suffolk base.
BBC News - Published

U.S. Air Force allows Sikh beard and turban

Last year, a female Air Force officer made history as the first to wear a hijab during service and training
CBS News - Published

Denied, The Battle Above

Scott Pelley reports on what can happen when insurance companies deny the mentally ill the treatment their doctors prescribe; and, David Martin gives viewers a rare look at a branch of the U.S. Air..
CBS News - Published

Death in the Mediterranean, The Battle Above

Desperation fuels the largest mass migration since WWII in which thousands have died trying to reach Europe by sea; then, David Martin gives a rare look at how a branch of the U.S. Air Force called..
CBS News - Published

NASA and USAF killed astronauts to coverup fake moon landings, says deceased space walker's family

nasa and usaf killed astronauts to coverup fake moon landings, says deceased space walker's family
Conspiracy theorists have long been alleging that NASA, the United States space agency has faked the moon landing to proclaim their space dominance during the Cold War. In the course of time, these..
WorldNews - Published

Moment of impact: Soldiers recall friendly fire killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

"Oh my God. They just hit our hill," says a former Army medic, recalling a 2014 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan. A U.S. Air Force bomber – sent to help the troops during a firefight with the..
CBS News - Published

Musk's SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX accused the U.S. Air Force of breaking contracting rules when it awarded money to three rocket makers but passed on Musk's rival bid, and said the tender should be..
Reuters - Published

Trump taps Barbara Barrett to be next Air Force secretary

Barrett would replace current Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson
CBS News - Published

Trump to nominate Barbara Barrett for Secretary of U.S. Air Force, replacing Heather Wilson

Barrett, 68, of Paradise Valley, Arizona is a certified jet pilot and the first civilian woman pilot to land an F-18 fighter on an aircraft carrier.
USATODAY.com - Published

US B-52 bombers arrive in Arabian Gulf over unspecified Iran threat

us b-52 bombers arrive in arabian gulf over unspecified iran threat
Author: Associated Press ID: 1557461637377849800 Fri, 2019-05-10 05:09 DUBAI: B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Arabian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arrived..
WorldNews - Published

Air Force test launches 2nd unarmed ICBM in May

The U.S. Air Force has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California in the second such test this month. (May 9)
USATODAY.com - Published

Army recovers WW II wreckage of US Air Force aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh


IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. Air Force again halts deliveries of Boeing KC-46 tanker aircraft

The U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday that it again stopped accepting deliveries of Boeing Co's KC-46 tanker aircraft after finding foreign object debris in the planes.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon denies it spied on India's A-SAT missile test, experts say US aircraft sent to 'monitor' project was definitely observing development

Aircraft Spots, which monitors military air movements, had said that a US Air Force's reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia went for a mission in the Bay of Bengal to monitor India's..
Firstpost - Published

US reconnaissance aircraft monitored India's ASAT missile test: Plane spotter Aircraft Spots

A US Air Force's reconnaissance aircraft went on a mission from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor India's first test-fire of an anti-satellite missile, according to Aircraft Spots, which..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. floods kill three, cut off towns as rivers rise

(Reuters) - Floodwaters continued to rise in the U.S. Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Nebraska floods inundate military bases, cut off nuclear plant

(Reuters) - Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a significant portion of a major U.S. Air Force base, while more of region's..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Isolation, evacuations in U.S. central Plains as floods kill three

Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a large portion of a U.S. Air Force base, forcing it to work with a skeleton staff on Monday,..
Reuters - Published

Senator Martha McSally, first woman pilot to fly in combat for US Air Force, says she was raped by senior

Martha McSally, 52, who spent 26 years in the Air Force and commanded a fighter squadron, revealed the attack in emotional remarks during a Senate subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military
Firstpost - Published

Senator McSally, an Air Force veteran, says she was raped by a superior officer

U.S. Senator Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force, said on Wednesday she had been raped by a superior officer but did not report it because she blamed herself and did not..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the..
Reuters - Published

US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. (Feb. 16)
USATODAY.com - Published

First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention center

For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force..
Reuters - Published

Former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist charged with spying for Iran

Former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist Monica Witt has been indicted for espionage. Witt is accused of defecting to Iran and providing Iranians with top secret information. CBS News national..
CBS News - Published

Ex-US intelligence officer in Iran charged as spy

A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran has been charged with revealing classified information to representatives of Iran, federal prosecutors say. (Feb. 13)
USATODAY.com - Published

Former U.S. Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. charges former Air Force officer with spying for Iran

The United States on Wednesday charged former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran in a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon to review certification of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles

The Pentagon will evaluate the certification for Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles to determine whether the U.S. Air Force complied with certain guidelines, according to a memo..
Reuters - Published

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