U.S. Air Force - the best personalized free web-based Email en en U.S. Air Force Boeing blamed for maintenance errors on Air Force One WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report. The plane was undergoing extensive maintenance at a Boeing facility in San Antonio, Texas, when the mishap occurred i... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:12:00Z Senate confirms Trump's choice for Air Force secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, making her President Donald Trump's first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber after fits and starts for several others. Senators voted 76-22 Monday to approve Wilson, who represented New Mexico in the House before becoming a defense industry consu... Tue, 09 May 2017 01:04:00 GMT 2017-05-09T01:04:00Z Military orbiter's landing rattles Florida with sonic boom CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B spacecraft landed Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral after 718 days in orbit. Multiple media outlets reported that the 29-foot-long spacec... Mon, 08 May 2017 01:42:00 GMT 2017-05-08T01:42:00Z Flying Trump to Mar-a-Lago twice cost at least $1.2 million WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's recent weekend trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, new documents released by a conservative group show. The documents made public Thursday by Judicial Watch are some of the first to put even part of a price tag on Trump's frequent visits to his Palm Beach, Florida, club. The numbers reflec... Thu, 04 May 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-05-04T19:04:00Z Senate panel gives thumbs up to Trump's Air Force nominee WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has given its approval to President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary. The GOP-led panel voted 22-5 Wednesday to favorably report Heather Wilson's nomination to the full Senate for consideration. Wilson, a former member of Congress, faced sharp criticism from several Dem... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-04-05T19:47:00Z AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't get luxury-model Air Force One KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — A widely shared story that claims to include photos of a recently delivered plane that will serve as Air Force One for President Donald Trump is false. The pictures included in the story do not show the presidential plane and are conceptual renderings from an outfitter of luxury aircraft. Versions of the story posted by usanewsflash... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:49:00 GMT 2017-03-29T11:49:00Z US, Asia-Pacific allies rolling out F-35 stealth fighter HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies are rolling out their new stealth fighter jet, a cutting-edge plane that costs about $100 million each. The U.S. Air Force this week hosted allies and partners in Hawaii for a symposium on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which can sneak undetected behind enemy radar. Brig. Gen. Craig W... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:15:00 GMT 2017-03-17T07:15:00Z Pentagon orders cost reviews of F-35 fighter, Air Force One WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday ordered reviews of two key Air Force aircraft programs that have been criticized by President Donald Trump as too expensive. Mattis asked Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to conduct a review of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to find ways to "significantly reduce" the costs. He said the review should compar... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:16:00 GMT 2017-01-27T19:16:00Z Officials end lockdown at Arizona Air Force base TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Air Force Base in Arizona was placed on lockdown for nearly two hours Monday while authorities acted on what they called an abundance of caution after a service member reported hearing what sounded like gunshots. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson was still conducting an investigation after the lockdown was lifted and employees... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-01-23T21:58:00Z Trump taps ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has selected former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force. Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the 1980s and was on the National Security Council staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall. ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:15:00 GMT 2017-01-23T18:15:00Z The Latest: Obama thanks wife, daughters for sacrifice CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's farewell speech (all times CST): 8:45 p.m. President Barack Obama is thanking his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha for sacrificing for his political dreams. He's noting in his farewell address that his partner for the past 25 years took on a role she d... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:07:00 GMT 2017-01-11T03:07:00Z Top golfers honor military at Patriot All-America LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Ginger Gilbert-Ravella stood before the crowd, calmly describing the day her husband died. Major Troy Gilbert, a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, was killed in 2006 when his plane crashed in Iraq. Standing on a stage on a sunny desert day 10 years later, his widow talked about their five children, the normalcy of the day, the shock of answering the do... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:34:00 GMT 2016-12-29T01:34:00Z Ex-Benghazi panel staffer settles lawsuit against Rep. Gowdy WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a former House Benghazi committee staffer says the ex-staffer has settled a lawsuit against the panel and its chairman, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy. Air Force Reserve Major Bradley Podliska had claimed he was unlawfully fired because he was unwilling to focus solely on Hillary Clinton and the State Department during the panel's inquiry into ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:16:00 GMT 2016-12-19T22:16:00Z Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S. "We will defend American jobs. We hav... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:27:00 GMT 2016-12-07T03:27:00Z Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. He cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!" The New York businessman, who flies... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:57:00 GMT 2016-12-06T22:57:00Z