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It's happened to most of us. We suddenly wake up and find ourselves disoriented, wondering where we are, and possibly mistaking a light in the distance for something completely different. Usually it's no big deal -- you shake it off, wake up and move on.
The United States is investigating allegations that some members of the Afghan air force have used their planes to transport drugs, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.
A civilian mortician who was recently demoted for misconduct in handling remains of the U.S. military's war dead has resigned, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Friday.
A U.S. Air Force drone crashed Tuesday in the African island nation of Seychelles, an Air Force spokesman said.
A congressional panel investigating claims the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary mishandled the remains of hundreds of fallen U.S. military personnel will meet for the first time Tuesday.
At Camp Warrior in Iraq, most U.S. troops have left, but a wall with the names of the fallen remains.
U.S. Air Force investigators found "serious misconduct" in the handling of remains of the nation's war dead at the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary, the Office of Special Counsel said Tuesday.
The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday a "restructuring" in its civilian workforce that will mean a net reduction of thousands of civilian jobs.
The top military officers were on Capitol Hill Wednesday warning what one called the "catastrophic" impact of further defense cuts, and providing more detail about what potentially would get cut if a deal on the budget was not reached and automatic cuts were imposed.
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
U.S. Air Force officials called off their response late Friday afternoon at a Tucson, Arizona, base after reports that an armed man had entered an office building, the U.S. military branch said in a statement.
A man accused of killing two United States Air Force servicemen outside an airport in Germany was charged on Tuesday in a formal complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The U.S. Air Force has grounded its entire F-22 Raptor fleet amidst continuing concern over how the fighter jet provides oxygen to the pilot, according Capt. Jennifer Faerrau, a spokesperson for the Air Force's Air Combat Command.
For hours on March 21, U.S. Air Force Maj. Kenneth Harney of Lexington, Kentucky, and Capt. Tyler Stark of Littleton, Colorado, were the focus of nearly every U.S. service member in the Mediterranean Sea region. Nearly a dozen aircraft, a platoon of Marines and even Libyan civilians worked to rescue Harney and Stark after their F-15 crashed in eastern Libya.
From March: A U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashed in Libya. Both Americans on the plane are safe and in U.S. hands.
The U.S. Air Force says the military versions of the Boeing 737 that are used for VIP flights have been re-inspected after part of the ceiling of a similar type of Southwest Airlines plane ripped off in flight, allowing passengers to see the sky and forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing.
The Department of Defense is reducing the number of ships and aircraft it is contributing to Operation Tomodachi, the response to the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 and the nuclear crisis they created.
The man suspected of shooting and killing two U.S. Air Force servicemen in Germany was seeking revenge because of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, according to a warrant issued on Friday for the suspect.
The U.S. Air Force defended its decision to cut off access to WikiLeaks and news organizations that published the same classified documents Wednesday despite criticism of what one observer called a "pointless" move.
The U.S. Air Force is denying its personnel access to websites carrying documents released by WikiLeaks, including those of some news organizations, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
A federal lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of three service members discharged from the U.S. military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, asking for their reinstatement, according to attorneys representing the three.
A decorated flight nurse dismissed under the "don't ask, don't tell" military policy will be reinstated with the U.S. Air Force, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington said.
Senate Democrats speak out on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and press for action during the lame duck session.
The marked increase in airstrikes in Afghanistan does not mean the more restrictive airstrike policy put in place by ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been rolled back by the new commander, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff said Tuesday.
A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of an openly lesbian former Air Force major who was dismissed from the military under the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
A retired airman talks about being gay and serving under "don't ask, don't tell." CNN Photojournalist Ken Tuohey reports.
President Obama will award the Medal of Honor, the military's highest award for bravery, to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger for his valor in saving the lives of three wounded comrades at a then-secret base in Laos in 1968, the White House announced Friday.
A federal magistrate ordered a competency evaluation Wednesday for the former Air Force intelligence specialist accused of making false bomb threats Tuesday that diverted an international commercial flight.
CNN's Rick Sanchez talks with Sandy Zusmann, a passenger on a flight diverted from Atlanta, Georgia, to Bangor, Maine.
A man detained after claiming he had explosives on a trans-Atlantic flight Tuesday served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence specialist for four years, Air Force officials said.
A disruptive passenger caused Delta Air Lines to divert an Atlanta, Georgia-bound flight to Bangor, Maine.
Northrop Grumman Corp. said it will not bid on a multi-billion-dollar contract to build a new air refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force because it believes the rules for the contract favor its competitor, Boeing.
Nelson Mandela: Two decades before he became the first president of a democratic South Africa, Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 1974. Jailed on charges of treason and sabotage -- but fundamentally for his anti-apartheid activities -- he spent nearly 27 years in various prisons. During that time, his mother and son died, and his wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (now his ex-wife), faced continual arrests and harassment, according to his official biography.
Bypassing the gridlock of Haiti's main airport and congestion of roadways in the earthquake-ravaged country, the U.S. military delivered badly needed food and water on Monday by parachute.
A Georgia woman hopes to cash in on Americans' love for their pets by starting a dog grooming business.
For the first time since media coverage was banned in 1991, the return of the body of a fallen member of the U.S. armed forces was opened to news outlets late Sunday.
An Air Force F-22A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near Edwards Air Force Base in California, killing the test pilot, the Air Force said.
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III was "the right guy at the right time at the right moment" to guide a jet safely onto the surface of the Hudson River, a neighbor and friend said.
Pilot C.B. Sullenberger's wife says she is very proud of her husband and grateful that everyone on the plane is safe.
The U.S. Air Force has begun flying equipment into Darfur to support a United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Sudanese province, the military announced Wednesday.
For the fifth time this year, a U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons unit failed an inspection, this time because of failure to document its handling of nuclear missiles and other critical issues, Air Force officials said.
The U.S. Air Force is grounding more than 100 planes used to support ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan because of fatigue cracks in the wings, Air Force officials said Friday.
Two airmen were found dead in the Pacific Ocean and rescuers were trying to find four others after a U.S. Air Force B-52 crashed off the island of Guam on Monday, the Air Force said.
European air force bases that store U.S. nuclear bombs are failing to meet basic security requirements to safeguard them
The GAO rules that a flawed process saw a U.S.-European consortium win a bid to build a new refueling tanker. The response on Capitol Hill was all about home-state jobs
For the first time, the service's chief will not be a former bomber or pilot -- signaling change that the Defense Secretary wants
The U.S. Air Force reports that the first crash of a stealth bomber, caused by moisture in the sensors, cost $1.4 billion.
The top military and civilian leaders of the U.S. Air Force were forced out Thursday over the handling of nuclear weapons, the Defense Department secretary said.
Defense Secretary Gates says top Air Force officials will be fired after a report into the transport of nuclear weapons.
A historic flyover honors the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from British bases during WWII.
It was a truly unusual sight as three vintage "war birds" flew over the U.S. Air Force Memorial near the Pentagon to help honor Americans lost in World War II during combat missions from airfields in England.
First it was missile-bearing drones. Now pressure is growing on the Air Force to make its next bomber remote-controlled
The U.S. Air Force on Friday announced one of the largest military acquisition programs in U.S. history, saying the service had chosen Northrop Grumman over Boeing to replace its aging air refueling tanker fleet.
The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce this week a $40 billion contract to replace its aging fleet of air refueling tankers, a process which has been mired in corruption and political wrangling for years.
The U.S. Air Force's B-2 flight operations remain suspended in the United States and Guam after the weekend crash of a batwing stealth aircraft in Guam, according to an Air Force spokesman.
The Secretary of Defense made clear to Congress that the number of F-22 fighters sought by the Air Force is excessive
Ten Air Force Reserve F-16 fighter jets were the cause of the lights seen over parts of central Texas earlier this month that many believed to be UFOs, according to an Air Force Reserve news release.
A structural flaw that caused an Air Force F-15 to break apart may doom the frontline jet. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
If aerial dogfights were still part of warfare, the F-22 would give the U.S. an edge. But today, they are the stuff of video games
A week after lifting a flight ban on more than 400 F-15 fighters, the U.S. Air Force once again grounded most of the fleet because of potential problems that could lead to the planes falling apart in mid-air.
A mandatory grounding of Air Force F-15s has been expanded to cover those flying combat missions over Afghanistan after a crash in Missouri last week, Air Force officials said Monday.
A six-week probe into the mistaken flight of nuclear warheads across the country uncovered a "lackadaisical" attention to detail in day-to-day operations at the air bases involved in the incident, an Air Force official said Friday.
Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne talks about the mistaken flight of nuclear warheads across the country in August.
The U.S. Air Force's Combat Search and Rescue community is close-knit, secretive, tight.
As a member of the U.S. Air Force's elite Combat Search and Rescue team, "Dan," a pararescueman, or PJ, is used to saving the lives of fellow U.S. and coalition troops in battlefield situations. But last month, he was the one in need of rescue.
Astronauts are trained to withstand as much as nine times the force of gravity. (Three Gs, by comparison, could make the average guy pass out.) But even the toughest among them fall out of the running when it comes to a launch concept from a small civilian company in Goleta, California.
The U.S. military said Tuesday it has not found the pilot of an Air Force fighter jet a day after it crashed in Iraq.
Air Force Maj. Nicole Malachowski says she always has wanted to fly -- and fly fast. She got her private pilot's certificate before she got her driver's license, and she's been soaring ever since.
A U.S. Air Force officer is missing after a trip to a shopping mall in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, a U.S. military statement said Wednesday.
It is one of the most ambitious and daring fighter jet projects ever conceived by the Pentagon -- a four-year program involving the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines and nine partner countries.
If you are worried about a thief stealing your identity, it's not your wallet that needs guarding -- it's your state and local governments.
An order banning U.S. Air Force personnel at two British bases from traveling to London has been lifted.
An American U-2 spy plane crashed early Wednesday morning in the United Arab Emirates, killing the pilot, U.S. military officials said.
The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it will appoint a task force to investigate allegations of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy.
Newly released military video reveals unmanned U.S. Predators firing Hellfire missiles to rescue U.S. troops under fire in Iraq and destroy insurgent targets.
An F-22 Raptor, the Air Force's next-generation fighter, crashed Monday night while on a training mission in the Nevada desert, according to U.S. Air Force officials.
An audit by the Department of Defense inspector-general criticizes the Air Force for spending $2.6 billion on airplanes that failed to fulfill the military's requirements.
It's just an idea on paper, but the U.S. Air Force is asking defense contractors how they might develop a 30,000-pound, precision-guided bomb that could destroy targets deep underground, in caves or in hardened bunkers.
The U.S. Air Force is reporting an increase in the suicide rate among its personnel this year but has been unable to identify a reason for the rise, a spokesman said.
At least 92 allegations of sexual assault, including rape, involving U.S. Air Force personnel in the Pacific were reported over the past three years, according to a review ordered by the region's commander.
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