Cremated partial remains tossed into a landfill at a Dover Air Force Base mortuary included victims of the attacks.
February 08, 2012, 12:02 am
By Jeremy Herb and Daniel Strauss
The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office changed its patch after the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers complained.
President Obama nominated Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger on
Monday to become the Air Force’s first female four-star general.
If confirmed by the Senate, Wolfenbarger would become commander,
Air Force Material Command, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
A National Guard association is protesting the personnel
cuts that are coming to the Air Force National Guard as part of the Pentagon’s
2013 budget, which implements cuts of $487 billion over the next 10 years.
Following a Friday briefing by top Air Force officials on the budget, which will be released in full on Feb. 13, the National Guard
Association of the United States (NGAUS) issued a statement complaining that the
Guard would take the bulk of the cuts.
Officials punished workers who came forward about the disposal of deceased troops' remains into a landfill, an investigation found.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said Friday
that the Air Force will also see a reduction in manpower of about 10,000 over
the next five years as the Pentagon trims its budget.
That reduction is smaller than the cut of 80,000 Army troops
and 20,000 Marines, which were announced by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Schwartz said that the reduction in airmen is not being done
“in order to meet budget targets.”
The men in
a video in which a sheep was repeatedly beaten with a baseball bat are wearing
Air Force uniforms, according to Army investigators.
The sheep-beating video has been passed on from Army investigators to the Air Force after the Army analyzed the video, according to Lt. Col. Andy Roake, an Air Force spokesman.
The U.S. Air Force will end the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global
Hawk unmanned drone in favor of older U-2 planes, a defense analyst said
Loren Thompson, an analyst at the Lexington Institute, told
The Hill that the Northrop drone was one of the programs that would see the
budget ax when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rolls out the first details of
the Pentagon 2013 budget Thursday. The Global Hawk drone will be retired in
the Air Force, though the Navy variant will remain, Thompson said.
Col. Ginger Wallace was one of nearly two dozen people invited to watch the address with the first lady.