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US conducts B-52 bomber overflight in South Korea after nuke test

US conducts B-52 bomber overflight in South Korea after nuke test

WASHINGTON (AFNS) A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to a recent nuclear test by North Korea, according to a U.S. Pacific Command news release issued...

Mobility Airmen assist first responders after Kabul airport attack

Mobility Airmen assist first responders after Kabul airport attack

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) Four Airmen deployed with the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at Bagram Airfield sprang into action following a Jan. 4 terrorist attack on a compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Airmen were in Kabul as part of U.S....

GAO denies protest, Air Force proceeds with LRS-B

GAO denies protest, Air Force proceeds with LRS-B

WASHINGTON (AFNS) The Government Accountability Office denied The Boeing Company’s protest of the Long Range Strike Bomber contract award following a comprehensive review of the source selection process. The Air Force was confident that the source selection team...

54 selected for Undergraduate Flying Training program

54 selected for Undergraduate Flying Training program

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) Fifty-three company grade officers and one major have been selected for the Air Force’s Undergraduate Flying Training program. The UFT annual selection board convened in January to consider active-duty candidates for the...

High voltage Airmen keep power going at Eielson

High voltage Airmen keep power going at Eielson

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFNS) Driving through the mountains in the beautiful, sunshine of summer; braving the harsh, cold winters; and ensuring the light-filled airfield is always lit is something Senior Airman Travis Bothast and Airman 1st Class Anthony...

KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman’s captivity or...

Hurlburt combats Zika with knowledge

Hurlburt combats Zika with knowledge

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) Following the World Health Organization declaring an international emergency and Florida Gov. Rick Scott calling a state health emergency, Hurlburt Field is taking action to protect Airmen and their families from the Zika virus. The 1st...

Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A. Lt. Col....

MDAA recognizes Air Force Missile Defender of the Year

MDAA recognizes Air Force Missile Defender of the Year

WASHINGTON (AFNS) Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance’s 2015 Defender of the Year award to Maj. Michael Sward during a ceremony Jan. 8 in Alexandria, Virginia. Sward serves as a Joint Integrated Air and...

Comm Airmen keep $84M network running

Comm Airmen keep $84M network running

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) With hundreds of thousands of megabytes of data whizzing along miles of fiber optic wire, only stopping briefly to be digested by a network computer before blazing off to its next destination, managing this cyber domain requires a...