As Gen. Charles Brown, commander of Pacific Air Forces, prepares to leave the Pacific theater for the service’s top job next month, he takes with him a firsthand sense of China’s military ambitions in the region. “I’m concerned by increasingly opportunistic activity by [China] to coerce its neighbors and press its unlawful maritime claims while […]
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — On Sept. 20, 2008, Air Force Maj. Rodolfo Rodriguez was outside the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, when a dump truck rammed the hotel’s security gate and caught fire. Rodriguez, who was 34, immediately called in the attempted terrorist attack to his command before the line suddenly went silent. The […]
‘He was the love of my life’: Air Force pilot who died in F-15 crash remembered for his kindness and faith
The young Air Force pilot killed in an F-15C fighter jet crash in the North Sea off the coast of England this week was a man of strong faith who showed love and respect for others, even in the face of danger, friends and family recalled.