Air Force's hush-hush mini-shuttle sent into space

May 21, 2015

Air Force's hush-hush mini-shuttle sent into space

A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late Wednesday morning. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up and out over the Atlantic. This is the fourth ...

Apr 9, 2015

Saudi-led air war on Yemen rebels gets U.S. refueling help

The United States has started daily aerial refueling for warplanes in the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes in Yemen, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The first refueling flight took place on Tuesday night with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker providing fuel for a F-15 ...

Feb 19, 2015

F-22's belated debut against Islamic State praised by commander

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-22 fighter jet, making its debut in warfare more than nine years after it was deemed combat-ready, has flown at least 112 missions against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. Air Force’s commander of combat forces said. The ...

U.K. authorities work to retrieve U.S. Air Force copter crash dead

Jan 8, 2014

U.K. authorities work to retrieve U.S. Air Force copter crash dead

Authorities in England cordoned off flooded marshes Wednesday to remove the bodies of four U.S. Air Force crewmen killed in a helicopter crash. The Pave Hawk helicopter slammed into the eastern coast during a low-level training mission Tuesday evening. Specialist teams combing the marshes ...