Airman dies during an accident involving a truck in Hawaii

Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — A 26-year-old airman was hit and killed Friday afternoon while riding his motorcycle just outside of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, where he was stationed. Senior Airman Britton Lee Halbert, a Texas native assigned to the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement Monday from the 515th […]

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F-35 fighter a ‘cornerstone’ of the fleet despite its troubles, top Air Force general says

John Vandiver Stars and Stripes The F-35 Lightning II will remain central to the Air Force’s fighter fleet for years to come, the service’s top officer said Friday, despite the mechanical troubles and cost overruns that have made the aircraft the most expensive in history. “The F-35 is going to be the cornerstone of our fighter fleet […]

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Air Force base PA system accidentally sends out ‘lockdown’ message

Thomas Gnau Dayton Daily News, Ohio Jul. 15—A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base public address system accidentally sent out a lockdown announcement message this morning, but there is no lockdown or cause for concern, a base spokeswoman said. A communications squadron was performing maintenance on the system when the message was inadvertently broadcast on what is sometimes called […]

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Military housing company to spend $72 million upgrading communities at five Air Force bases

Karsten Haake, Lendlease project director for the Campbell Crossing community, gives Brenda Lee McCullough, director, U.S. Army Installation Management Command Directorate-Readiness, a tour of the New Hammond Heights community May 5. Photo by Maria McClure Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes One of the major companies participating in the Defense Department’s beleaguered privatized military housing program announced Tuesday […]

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Air Force F-22 fighter jet training permanently leaving Florida, senators announce

Dave Ress Daily Press The Air Force is going ahead with a proposal to permanently move its F-22 fighter jet training operation from Florida to Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Friday. The Air Force’s F-22 Formal Training Unit has been operating out of Eglin Air Force Base since a hurricane in 2018 damaged its longstanding home at Tyndall Air Force Base. […]

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