Testing more, the Air Force is seeing a coronavirus spike among basic trainees in San Antonio

Coronavirus cases have accelerated among Air Force recruits in San Antonio since the service ramped up testing five weeks ago, including a recent spike of 13 cases in one week. So far, a system of isolating positive cases and quarantining small groups developed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has allowed basic training there to continue. […]

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F-22s intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaskan coast for fifth time this month

WASHINGTON — U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept two Russian military planes off Alaska’s coast late Wednesday in the fifth such incident U.S. military officials have reported this month. The F-22s intercepted two Russian IL-38 Dolphin maritime patrol aircraft, which flew within about 50 miles of Unimak Island, according to a […]

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Outgoing Pacific Air Forces chief has seen major changes in how China uses airpower

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 […]

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