Air Force says mechanics’ inspections process to blame for grounding of over a hundred C-130 aircraft

Over one hundred C-130 Hercules transport aircraft are potentially deadlined, thanks to scratched propellers- and the problems likely go back for decades. The damage to the propellers was likely caused by engraving serial numbers on the blades. “The process used to engrave serial numbers on the propellers likely contributed to cracks that are being found […]

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Air Force admits releasing Congressional candidates’ confidential military sexual assault files

Amy Lavalley Post-Tribune, Merrillville, Ind. Oct. 28—An official with the U.S. Air Force confirmed to the Post-Tribune Thursday that information from First Congressional District candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green’s military record, including details about a sexual assault while she was serving in Iraq, were released to a third party by an individual who did not follow proper procedure. The details, first released earlier this month by […]

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Air Force grounded 116 aircraft after one crew at Robbins AFB was able to spot a major issue

Hannah Jones The Macon Telegraph Oct. 20—WARNER ROBINS — The U.S. Air Force grounded 116 planes last month because of the sharp eye of a crew at Robins Air Force Base in Middle Georgia. The airmen were the first to spot an issue with a propeller system commonly used on C-130H aircraft. A maintenance crew at the Warner Robins Air Logistics […]

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Trial set for Air Force major accused of killing wife and torching her body

USAF Major Andre McDonald and his wife Andreen McDonald. Elizabeth Zavala San Antonio Express-News Oct. 19—SAN ANTONIO — A January trial date has been set for Maj. Andre Sean McDonald, 43, an Air Force Reserve officer charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the February 2019 disappearance of his wife. By the time the trial begins Jan. 17, […]

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Lawmakers plea for Colorado Springs’ Space Command headquarters, as Air Force decision looms

Stephanie Earls The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Sep. 27—The Department of the Air Force hasn’t yet issued its final word on the location of U.S. Space Command headquarters — a decision that will determine whether the base remains at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs or moves to Huntsville, Ala. — but a decision is coming. ETA, fall 2022. Two recently completed […]

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Air Force announces reveal of B-21 Raider bomber

Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman Rapid City Journal, S.D. The B-21 Raider bomber will make its first public appearance in December, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R- S.D., announced Wednesday. The stealth bomber will have a public unveiling in Palmdale, California in the first week of December, Rounds said in a news release. Rounds, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited […]

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