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Rocket launches from Vandenberg to carry weather satellite into orbit

A rocket carrying a new weather satellite was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, with plans to put the satellite in a polar orbit to help improve forecasting. The Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of polar-orbiting...

California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. A press release from Vandenberg Air Force Base … Click to Continue »

The Air Force honored the victims of the Las Vegas shooting in a high-flying air show

Last weekend saw the annual Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo at Nellis Air Force Base. Located outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, Nellis has close ties to its neighboring city. Following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas in October,...Show More Summary

Mysterious ‘United States Of America’ C32 Plane Lands At Guam Air Force Base, But Trump And Melania Not Aboard

A “United States of America” airplane landed in Guam at Andersen Air Force Base and its mysterious presence is causing waves online, because President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were not aboard, nor were Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady of the U.S. Show More Summary

Improvements Expected for Nuclear Missile System in Wyoming

The military is expected to spend between $4 billion and $5 billion to modernize Wyoming's F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

How Did Devin Kelley Not Lose His Gun Rights?

Devin Kelley was court-martialed and spent time in a military brig for assaulting his baby stepson and once smuggled weapons onto an Air Force Base in New Mexico after making death threats against commanders. His last rank in the Air Force was "prisoner." He also escaped from a mental health facility. Show More Summary

Solar Power: El Paso Electric to build solar farm for New Mexico air base

The U.S. Air Force is teaming up with El Paso Electric to build a new solar farm that will serve Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico.Officials announced the start of construction Wednesday, saying the 5-megawatt plant will be the utility’s first renewable energy project built to serve a military installation. Source: Solar Power: […]

Texas A&M routs No. 10 West Virginia in Germany

The Aggies overcame a sluggish start to dominate the Mountaineers 88-65 in the Armed Forces Classic at Ramstein Air Base.        

HEATHER WILHELM: Gun Control and Magical Thinking. Based on existing federal gun laws, Kelley’s…

HEATHER WILHELM: Gun Control and Magical Thinking. Based on existing federal gun laws, Kelley’s record made him officially ineligible to buy firearms. But the Air Force failed to submit his records into the federal background-check database, allowing him to purchase the guns used in this weekend’s rampage. Folks, that’s an unacceptable “oops.” It also isn’t […]

Trump Pentagon Nominee Thinks Military Base Hospitals Should Do Abortions?

Pro-life advocates have reasons to be concerned about Dr. Dean Winslow, one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Pentagon. Winslow, a physician, Stanford University professor and retired Air Force colonel, told a Senate committee Tuesday that he wants to see military hospitals perform abortions for “therapeutic” reasons, The Washington Examiner reports. In a submitted […]

Texas Church Gunman Once Escaped from Mental Health Center

Devin Patrick Kelley was also caught trying to bring guns onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico when he was stationed there.

Offutt Air Force Base Expands Protection Against Drones

Officials say Offutt Air Force Base has expanded its defenses against drones and can stop any that venture within its boundaries.

The Texas shooter got a gun because America’s background check system is a disaster

Sutherland Springs, Texas shooter Devin Kelley was legally prohibited from purchasing a gun, but the Air Force base at which he was stationed never entered his domestic abuse charge into the background check system — and he’s not alone. Many domestic abusers are likely able to purchase firearms because their convictions are never entered into […]

The Texas Gunman Shouldn’t Have Been Able to Buy an Assault Rifle. But He Did.

Back in 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Devin Patrick Kelley—the 26-year-old gunman who entered a rural Texas church on Sunday equipped with a Ruger AR-556 rifle and killed at least 26 people—was convicted of assaulting his wife and his infant stepson. “He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he […]

Toys Are Taking Vacations and Seeing the World (Without Their Owners)

Sonoe Azuma was four years old when she got her first stuffed toy. “An American woman who worked for the U.S. Air Force base in Japan used to live next door to us,” she says, “and she gave me a big Snoopy as a Christmas present.” The...Show More Summary

Pentagon suspends sentence against general at Guantanamo Bay

A Pentagon spokesman says a Marine Corps general is no longer confined to quarters for contempt at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay. Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson says the … Click to Continue »

Planet Labs says 10 new satellites deployed successfully

Planet Labs says its 10 new Earth-imaging satellites deployed successfully after launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The San Francisco-based company says its mission control team has made contact … Click to Continue »

10 Commercial Satellites Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

Ten commercial Earth-imaging satellites have been launched into space from California.

Lebanese Air Force gets from the US the first batch of Super Tucano aircraft

A ceremony was held Tuesday at the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) Hamat base where the Lebanese Air Force received from the United States two A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The ceremony was attended by Lebanese Army Commander General Joseph Aoun, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard and the U.S. Air force Central Commander General Jeffrey […]

10 commercial satellites launched from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten commercial Earth-imaging satellites have been launched into space from California. An Orbital ATK Minotaur C rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday. Deployment was to occur about 12 minutes later during a communications blackout period. Show More Summary

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