• First Stratotanker inducted into Air Force museum

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aircrew members were on the brink of tears as they soared over Wright-Patterson Air Force Base April 30, knowing their most cherished aircraft would be the first KC-135 Stratotanker inducted into the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Down below, aviation

  • Family tradition: Father, son serve combined 80 years in USAF

    TERRE HAUTE, IN -- In 1959, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President of the United States of America; Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states. The price of a gallon of gasoline was $0.25. That same year, Lesley (Les) Parr enlisted in the United States Air Force.Parr became an aircraft mechanic

  • Military family deploys together, reunites in Kuwait

    ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE, Kuwait -- It is common for young adolescents to feel as if their parents or guardians cannot understand their trials and tribulations as typically generational, cultural and social norms have shifted in the time from when their parents or guardians underwent those same

  • ‘Lightning’ strikes Savannah during large joint exercise

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Air Force reservists and F-35A Lightning II jets from Hill Air Force Base, Utah have touched down in Savannah, Georgia in support of Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s largest fourth- and fifth-generation fighter aircraft exercise.The exercise brings together more than 1,300

  • F-15 Eagles trains with F-22 Raptors

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Alaska residents watching the skies may have noticed some unusual aircraft over the past few weeks.U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno, California, trained with F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base

  • 183d Wing Members Witness Ukrainian Refugee Crisis First Hand

    WARSAW, Poland -- Three members of the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183d Wing, located in Springfield, Illinois, got a firsthand look at Ukrainian citizens fleeing to Poland, in order to escape the war in their country.While in Poland, training with their Polish military counterparts, Lt Col David