U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Cancels Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show

The “Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show” scheduled for next month at Maxwell Air Force Base has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Air Force has suspended public outreach activities and support to community events through May 15. Because of the lead time required to reserve and schedule military aerial demonstration teams, such as the U.S….

Price of Freedom: Jerry Wheat of Wetumpka

81-year-old Jerry Wheat of Wetumpka served his county as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.  He knows the Price of Freedom. He joined the Air Force in 1958, when he was right out of high school. He trained to be an aircraft mechanic. He did three tours overseas, first in Saudi Arabia. Then Vietnam in 1966. “The work…

New Commander Named for Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base

Photo from U.S. Air Force The Pentagon is naming a new commander and president of Air University, which is located at Maxwell Air Force Base. A statement from Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Air Force Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker is being promoted and will oversee the military school. Hecker is currently serving on the Pentagon staff in Washington. Hecker…

Air Force Might Have Prevented 2017 Mass Murder at Texas Church

Air Force failed 6 times to report Texas church gunman, allowing him to buy the guns he used to kill 26

(Link to report is below) By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – A new report finds that the Air Force failed six times to report information that could have prevented the ex-airman who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church from purchasing a gun. The Department of Defense’s inspector general released its report Friday about how…

West Point Apologizes for Theft of Air Force Falcon Mascot

Cadet 3rd Class Mara Brown releases Ziva, a gyr-saker falcon, Jan. 12, 2017, during falcon training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Co. The AcademyÕs falcons perform for 500,000 to 600,000 people each year at sporting events and educational demonstrations nationwide. The first Academy class selected the falcon as its mascot in 1955. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson)…

President Obama Meets Pilot of Thunderbird That Crashed

An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken. Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michal Kloeffler-Howard said Thursday the pilot ejected. There was no information on the pilot’s condition. No injuries on the ground were reported. Obama was still at the…