US military launches secret space plane X-37B

The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane was launched on Wednesday for its fourth secret space mission.

NASA apparatus to hitch ride on US Air Force plane
NASA apparatus to hitch ride on US Air Force plane

An experimental apparatus belonging to NASA would be hitching a ride on the US Air Force's famous X-37B unmanned space plane as it sets off on its next mission on Wednesday.

US Air Force moves towards common satellite control system

The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellites it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday.

New York women charged in US bomb plot

Two New York women who lived together have been charged with planning to build a bomb and carry out a terror attack in the United States, prosecutors announced Thursday.

US taking steps to fix technical error with Boeing GPS satellites

The US Air Force on Sunday said it is working to resolve a technical error that affects some Boeing Co Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, although it did not hurt the accuracy of GPS signals received by users around the world.

US Air Force veteran tried to join Islamic State, arrested

 A US Air Force veteran allegedly sympathetic to Osama bin Laden and who became a Muslim has been charged for trying to join Islamic State jihadists in Syria, prosecutors said Tuesday.

US Air Force to redeploy 'tankbusters' to Europe amid Ukraine crisis

 The US is boosting its air power in Europe by redeploying a dozen A-10 'tankbuster' aircraft to the region, amid the conflict in Ukraine that has killed more than 5,400 people.

US Air Force files on UFO investigations finally available online
US Air Force files on UFO investigations finally available online

Declassified US Air Force files on UFO investigations and sighting are now available on the web wherein nearly 130,000 pages are already present online.

US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots

Facing a shortage of drone pilots, the US Air Force said Thursday it will increase pay for those who operate the robotic planes and draw on airmen from the reserves to fill the gap.

US Air Force believes fighter jet crashed in Gulf

Air Force officials say they believe an F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.

US Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

A US government watchdog agency is asking the Air Force to explain why it destroyed 16 aircraft initially bought for the Afghan air force and turn them into $32,000 of scrap metal instead of finding other ways to salvage nearly $500 million in US funds spent on the program.

ISIS plans to seize Iran’s nuclear secret

Leaders of the extremist group, ISIS (Islamic State) are planning to obtain nuclear weapons.

Atheist must swear to God -- or leave US Air Force

The US Air Force has told a sergeant he will have to leave the military unless he agrees to take an oath with the phrase "so help me God," officials said Tuesday.

Hurricane Norbert forces cruise to change course

Hurricane Norbert swirled off Mexico`s tourist-friendly Pacific coast on Thursday, causing downpours that forced authorities to cut power, close schools and change a cruise ship`s route.

US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.

Strike sees Kerry taking the train to France

John Kerry has flown almost half a million miles (kilometres) around the world on his diplomatic travels, but on Wednesday he found himself grounded by an air traffic controller strike and hoofing it to Paris by rail.

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

The US Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese naval operations.

US airmen aid burned Chinese sailors in high seas rescue

US airmen parachuted into the Pacific Ocean to help Chinese sailors who suffered burns when their ship sank, the US Air Force said Monday.

US commanders fired in nuclear base scandal

US Air Force fired 9 nuclear commanders and will discipline junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

US says 92 nuclear officers tied to cheating scandal

The US Air Force said on Friday that 92 nuclear missile officers are now implicated in a widening scandal over cheating on exams and have been suspended from their duties.