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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