The former head of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention office was found not guilty Wednesday of assaulting a woman outside a bar in Arlington, Va., earlier this year.
As unmanned aircraft in Afghanistan and Iraq accelerated in number and capability, service and Pentagon leaders were forced to ignore other hot spots in the world were drones were needed.
U.S. commanders conducting aerial surveillance operations in the Pacific, counterterrorism missions in Africa and counternarcotics missions in Central and South America were often given short shrift in the list of Pentagon priorities.
In February, Boehner suspended the use of military aircraft for official travel by members unless they received an exemption.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte held up Deborah Lee James after the Air Force said it might cut its A-10 fleet.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said she is keeping her hold on the Air Force secretary nominee because she was unsatisfied with the answers the Air Force provided on cuts to the A-10 fleet.
Ayotte placed a hold on Deborah Lee James, President Obama's nominee for Air Force secretary, last month, saying she wanted answers about the possibility the entire A-10 fleet could be axed.
The first response from the Air Force was inadequate, Ayotte said Tuesday.
The Defense Department has suspended all intercollegiate athletic events for the military service academies due to the government shutdown.
Freshman Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has placed a second Senate hold on Air Force Secretary nominee Deborah Lee James over a local dispute.
“It’s a New Mexico issue,” Heinrich told The Hill about the hold on James’s confirmation.
“We are having constructive conversations with the Air Force right now and working through a few things, and I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to move forward,” Heinrich said.
The senator wants answers about why the Air Force would consider divesting its A-10 fleet.
An Air Force B-1B bomber stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota crashed on Monday during a training mission in Montana, the Air Force said.
The four crew members on board ejected safely but sustained some injuries, according to a statement from Col. Kevin Kennedy, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing.
The two pilots and two weapons systems officers had to eject from the bomber when it went down in an area near Broadus, Mont., which is located in the southeastern portion of the state.