A wind-fueled wildfire of epic proportions breached fire lines Tuesday and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, prompting at least 32,000 new evacuations in the city and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities said.
President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his international leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Wednesday, telling graduating cadets they'll be building on "new era of American leadership."
The United States is investigating allegations that some members of the Afghan air force have used their planes to transport drugs, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.
A civilian mortician who was recently demoted for misconduct in handling remains of the U.S. military's war dead has resigned, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Friday.
The Air Force Academy is charging three cadets with sexual assault just a week after a Department of Defense report found a sharp increase in the report of such attacks at the nation's military academies.
Sexual assaults at the nation's military academies increased sharply in the last academic year, according to a new report from the Department of Defense.
The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday a "restructuring" in its civilian workforce that will mean a net reduction of thousands of civilian jobs.
A man accused of killing two United States Air Force servicemen outside an airport in Germany was charged on Tuesday in a formal complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The remains of a U.S. Air Force pilot listed as missing in action since his plane crashed in Laos in 1967 have been identified, and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, the Defense Department's POW/Missing Personnel Office said Tuesday.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann talks to an artist who has drawn thousands of portraits of fallen U.S. military personnel.
The U.S. Air Force has grounded its entire F-22 Raptor fleet amidst continuing concern over how the fighter jet provides oxygen to the pilot, according Capt. Jennifer Faerrau, a spokesperson for the Air Force's Air Combat Command.
Eight American service members and an American contractor were killed by an Afghan pilot earlier this week in a shooting at an airport in Kabul. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan has said the military pilot opened fire on the troops, sparking a gunfight on Wednesday. An investigation into the shooting is under way.
Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the independent National Transportation Safety Board are investigating an aborted landing by a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama because it was too close to a military plane ahead, officials announced Wednesday.
Retired airline pilot Jim Tilmon weighs in on the incident with Michelle Obama's plane and errors in the FAA system.
A plane carrying Michelle Obama had to abort its landing on Monday after it came too close to a military C-17 cargo plane ahead of it, according to a senior administration official and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The U.S. Air Force says the military versions of the Boeing 737 that are used for VIP flights have been re-inspected after part of the ceiling of a similar type of Southwest Airlines plane ripped off in flight, allowing passengers to see the sky and forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing.
Air Force Maj. Chad Bushman vividly remembers the worst day of his life, the sound of handcuffs gripping his wrists as six military officers took him away and told him he faced criminal charges for abusing his wife.
As the crisis in Egypt unfolds, the Egyptian military emerges as the most important factor in determining its immediate future. Critical too are U.S. links with the Egyptian military -- Washington's primary source of influence over what will happen.
The marked increase in airstrikes in Afghanistan does not mean the more restrictive airstrike policy put in place by ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been rolled back by the new commander, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff said Tuesday.
Col. Dave Cohen from MacDill AFB says one of the people arrested for trying to fraudulently enter the base was AWOL.
A man detained after claiming he had explosives on a trans-Atlantic flight Tuesday served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence specialist for four years, Air Force officials said.
A disruptive passenger caused Delta Air Lines to divert an Atlanta, Georgia-bound flight to Bangor, Maine.
Bypassing the gridlock of Haiti's main airport and congestion of roadways in the earthquake-ravaged country, the U.S. military delivered badly needed food and water on Monday by parachute.
Six years ago an ad in the Sunday paper changed a young Pakistani woman's life and made aviation history.
Pakistan's Air Force has enrolled the first group of women to be trained to fly fighter jets. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Barely an hour's drive from the casinos of Las Vegas, a group of unassuming buildings have become as important as the trenches were to WWI. The big difference? Today's warriors are fighting without getting in harm's way, using drones to attack targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Pentagon has revolutionized warfare during the past decade, making unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs, a staple of modern combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sixty-seven cadets at the Air Force Academy have confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza -- the so-called swine flu -- and another 30 are showing symptoms of the highly contagious virus, the academy said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has accomplished some extraordinary things but can he really shoot down a fighter jet?
A search was under way Tuesday for the pilot of an F-16 that crashed over the Utah Test and Training Range west of Salt Lake City, Utah, the Air Force said.
Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Andrews AFB in California.
The U.S. Air Force Academy is mourning its first female graduate to be killed by enemy forces in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Japanese police and U.S. Air Force helicopters were searching Friday for an American university professor who disappeared on a tiny volcanic island in Japan.
An Air Force F-22A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near Edwards Air Force Base in California, killing the test pilot, the Air Force said.
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III was "the right guy at the right time at the right moment" to guide a jet safely onto the surface of the Hudson River, a neighbor and friend said.
Pilot C.B. Sullenberger's wife says she is very proud of her husband and grateful that everyone on the plane is safe.
Space shuttle Endeavour lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California as bad weather prevents the planned landing in Florida.
The U.S. Air Force is grounding more than 100 planes used to support ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan because of fatigue cracks in the wings, Air Force officials said Friday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended new leaders Monday to replace the top Air Force brass he sacked last week, the Pentagon said.
Defense Secretary Gates says top Air Force officials will be fired after a report into the transport of nuclear weapons.
The top military and civilian leaders of the U.S. Air Force were forced out Thursday over the handling of nuclear weapons, the Defense Department secretary said.
President Bush delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
President Bush told the 2008 graduating class at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Wednesday that the "only way America could lose the war on terror is if we defeat ourselves."
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Celebrating Armed Forces Day, Andrews Air Force Base displays military aircraft to the public.
A historic flyover honors the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from British bases during WWII.
It was a truly unusual sight as three vintage "war birds" flew over the U.S. Air Force Memorial near the Pentagon to help honor Americans lost in World War II during combat missions from airfields in England.
Britain's Prince William receives his Royal Air Force pilot's wings, presented by his father, Prince Charles.
A week after lifting a flight ban on more than 400 F-15 fighters, the U.S. Air Force once again grounded most of the fleet because of potential problems that could lead to the planes falling apart in mid-air.
No, she's not rehearsing a movie role: Rosario Dawson – in a U.S. Air Force flight suit – is doing her part, welcoming home more than 30 service members back from combat at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, D.C.
Rep. Paul Gillmor of Ohio was found dead in his townhouse in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, leadership aides for both the Republican and Democratic parties said.
President Bush has placed a lot of faith in Alberto Gonzales over the last 12 years.
Center Blaine Guenther spent part of his summer in Kadena, Japan, safety Bobby Giannini logged time in Langley, Va., and other teammates were scattered from China to Florida. Chaos? Sure, but for Air Force, it's a typical summer.
A church-state separation whistleblower gets rare backing from a Defense Department report.
Pranks are as much a part of college as tailgating before a big game or pretending to listen to your professor while you're really IM'ing with your friends. But what are the best pranks of all-time? Here is SIOC's Top 10.
Some say strict measures endanger ecosystems, but others say those concerns are excuses for pro-immigrant sentiment
President Bush has placed a lot of faith in Alberto Gonzales over the last 12 years.
With W-2s arriving, many Americans begin thinking about how to spend their tax refund. Nearly half of those polled during last year's tax season -- 47 percent -- said they would spend their refund checks on paying down debt, according to a 2006 survey by the National Retail Federation.
An Air Force pilot whose F-16 crashed near Baghdad last week is now listed as "killed in action," according to a military news release Sunday.
Air Force Maj. Nicole Malachowski says she always has wanted to fly -- and fly fast. She got her private pilot's certificate before she got her driver's license, and she's been soaring ever since.
A U.S. Air Force major missing since Tuesday in Kyrgyzstan has been found alive, the military said Saturday.
A U.S. Air Force officer is missing after a trip to a shopping mall in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, a U.S. military statement said Wednesday.
Two British soldiers, four Afghan soldiers and 29 Taliban militants were killed in recent fighting across southern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan authorities said on Tuesday.
With senses on full alert, Col. Frank Sturek heads out on a risky mission in southern Afghanistan's Zabol province.
The media skirmishes over Donald Rumsfeld continued Monday, as four retired generals wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal defending the secretary of defense and suggesting that some of his critics don't understand the war on terrorism.
A U.S. Navy crew and two robotic submersibles left for Russia's Pacific coast Friday in a race against time to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in a mini-sub, U.S. Naval officials said.
Even amid the Iraq war and the London bombings, Iran has garnered its fair share of headlines lately. Many of them center on conservative Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rise to president and Iran's budding nuclear program.
An order banning U.S. Air Force personnel at two British bases from traveling to London has been lifted.
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets have been subjected to "well-intended but wrong" professions of faith by instructors or senior officers, but an investigation found no overt religious discrimination, an Air Force general said Wednesday.
An American U-2 spy plane crashed early Wednesday morning in the United Arab Emirates, killing the pilot, U.S. military officials said.
Just weeks after a high-profile debate about the role of women in the military, the Air Force is putting a woman in one of its most prestigious and high-profile jobs. Capt. Nicole Malachowski has been named the first woman pilot in the Air Force's world-famous Thunderbirds demonstration squadron.
The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it will appoint a task force to investigate allegations of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy.
On May 31, U.S. Air Force Capt. Troy Gordon Cope will be remembered in a funeral and burial with full military honors -- 52 years after he disappeared during a Korean War dogfight with a half-dozen MiG-15 fighter jets.
Some people have the luxury of stable jobs. They can count on a steady income. But Jeff Briere knew he needed a fallback plan.
Newly released military video reveals unmanned U.S. Predators firing Hellfire missiles to rescue U.S. troops under fire in Iraq and destroy insurgent targets.
An F-22 Raptor, the Air Force's next-generation fighter, crashed Monday night while on a training mission in the Nevada desert, according to U.S. Air Force officials.
When Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Lourake pilots a C-20 passenger jet for hours Monday, he will become the first above-the-knee amputee to be returned to flying status in the history of the Defense Department.
A former Air Force chief of staff and one-time "Veteran for Bush" said Saturday that America's foreign relations for the first three years of President Bush's term have been "a national disaster" but that the president's Democratic rival was "up to the task" of rebuilding.
The U.S. Air Force is reporting an increase in the suicide rate among its personnel this year but has been unable to identify a reason for the rise, a spokesman said.
Ralph Nader faces the biggest test of his campaign this weekend, and it's not against John Kerry or George Bush. It's against David Cobb.
The Bush administration's foreign policy in Iraq and elsewhere has been a "disaster," and President Bush should not be re-elected, a group of former diplomats and military leaders say in a newly released statement.
Following is an outline of funeral events in honor of Ronald Reagan.
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The Left gathers in Washington's Woodley Park today to rally around John Kerry with rallying cries from George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean. And that's all before lunch.
Invoking the words of Ronald Reagan, President Bush on Wednesday compared the war in Iraq and the fight against terrorism to World War II and the battle against communism.
At least 92 allegations of sexual assault, including rape, involving U.S. Air Force personnel in the Pacific were reported over the past three years, according to a review ordered by the region's commander.
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