airforcetimes.com http://www.airforcetimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, airforcetimes.com SaxoTech Online Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:06:23 -0400 15 Corps assembles next crisis response task force in Middle East http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280019 The Marine Corps is preparing to dispatch its second task force designed specifically for crisis response - this time to the Middle East in order to position for rapid response in that part of the world. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280019 War & games: Ex-helo pilot heads Redskins special teams http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280020 Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:47:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280020 One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts - and Congress is listening http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280016 The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:04:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280016 For Germans, death penalty is concern in U.S. airman's murder trial http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS06/307280018 Nearly a week after German police discovered the lifeless body of a U.S. sailor inside a car in Kaiserslautern Dec. 14, the remains were turned over to the U.S. armed forces regional medical examiner. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:52:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS06/307280018 An Army of 420K means involuntary separations http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280017 If the Army has to drop to 420,000, you can expect the involuntary separations of enlisted and officers to continue. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:46:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280017 After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS05/307280015 After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:58:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS05/307280015 Helmand police chief mentored by Marines is dismissed after Taliban violence http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270022 Less than a month after Marines ended their mission advising Afghan National Police in Helmand province, the Afghan interior ministry has replaced the provincial police chief central to the Marines' final mentoring efforts. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:56:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270022 MARSOC demystified: Officials to unveil training details http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270023 Notoriously shrouded in secrecy, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command may soon lift the veil on its training pipeline, beginning with the assessment and selection course that is held several times per year at undisclosed locations, and continuin Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:16:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270023 U.S.: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270034 Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:57:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270034 2 USAF missileers to work with Navy in morale-improvement effort http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270021 They're Air Force missileers, but their next assignments are with the Navy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270021 CID looking for new special agents http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/CAREERS02/307270019 U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is putting out a dragnet - for new special agents. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:38:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/CAREERS02/307270019 Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270037 Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner has joined other Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:17:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270037 Lackland airman ambushes homeless man with makeover http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270036 James Green has a special commitment to San Antonio's homeless. He wants them to know they matter and he wants the displaced to know he cares. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:59:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270036 Judge slams Dade County for razing soldier's home http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270035 A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for refusing to delay demolition of a soldier's home while he trained in California. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:26:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270035 Judges dismiss booted sailors' appeal http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307280014 Three hundred former sailors suing forcompensation from or reinstatement in the Navy after being booted by the deeply unpopular 2011 enlisted retention boards lost their appeal, likely closing the book on their challenge. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:32:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307280014 Navy's weathermen celebrate 90 years http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/CAREERS02/307270033 They have been knocked down from ship's company to ship riders. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:39:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/CAREERS02/307270033 Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270032 A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:45:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270032 38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270024 Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital's international airport raged on and European nations warned Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:40:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270024 Events mark anniversary of Korean War armistice http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270031 The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as ' Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:38:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270031 On newsstands this week http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS03/307270029 In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, the top TA and GI Bill schools, and what you need to know before you enroll. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS03/307270029 On newsstands this week http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS04/307270028 In this week's issue of Navy Times, the top TA and GI Bill schools, and what you need to know before you enroll. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS04/307270028 On newsstands this week http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS02/307270027 In this week's issue of Army Times, the job that will get you promoted. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:17:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS02/307270027 On newsstands this week http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS01/307270026 In this week's issue of Air Force Times, the top TA and GI Bill schools, and what you need to know before you enroll. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:16:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/COVERS01/307270026 Survivors of USS Indianapolis sinking hold reunion http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270025 About a third of the remaining 36 survivors of the worst single seagoing disaster in U.S. Navy history gathered for a reunion this weekend in Indianapolis, the city for which their doomed ship was named. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:58:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270025 Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270020 The crew of the destroyer Frank E. Evans is fighting once again, 45 years after their ship sank in the South China Sea after a terrifying collision. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:13:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270020 Marines certify female airman as martial arts instructor http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260036 Meet the first female airman to become a certified martial arts instructor through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence at Quantico, Virginia. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260036 F-16s and Ospreys take lead during embassy-evacuation mission in Libya http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260033 The U.S. Embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft, according to the State Department and the Pentagon. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:41:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260033 New details emerge on Libya embassy evacuation http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260049 Dozens of U.S. Marines and at least seven military aircraft were involved in Saturday's embassy evacuation operation in Libya, Military Times has learned. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:41:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260049 Congressional candidate defends Special Forces claims http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260047 A Mississippi congressional candidate called out by the Special Forces community for describing himself as a Green Beret says he stands by what he has said, even if it should have been phrased differently. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260047 AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/BENEFITS06/307260035 The Air Force is taking aim at obesity among dependents and retirees through two pilot programs that could eventually go servicewide. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/BENEFITS06/307260035 Retiring frigates may leave some missions unfilled http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260034 The Navy may be shedding all its frigates by the end of next year, but the ships are still busy and in high demand - creating a dilemma for the Navy over which ships will pick up their missions. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:50:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260034 As billets drop, board convenes to set future of troubled ratings http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/CAREERS/307260048 Between 2005 and 2009, Navy officials converted all naval aircrewmen into five service ratings, but manning and advancement challenges have officials rethinking part of that move and have led them to set up an advisory board to consider their options. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:49:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/CAREERS/307260048 Army PT overhaul: Master fitness trainers' will dispatch to all units http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260040 Twelve soldiers - their backs ramrod straight, sweaty and spattered in mud - lowered to the grass in unison. They were doing pushups the right way - the Army way - with their elbows tucked close to their bodies. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:36:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260040 2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260046 Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:18:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260046 Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260045 The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:15:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260045 Gay soldiers at Fort Campbell open up on coming out http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260044 Spc. Corderra Dews, 24, was living in Austin, Texas, and openly gay before he joined the Army in 2011, a couple of months before the end of 'don't ask, don't tell,' the policy that kept gay soldiers in the closet at the risk of losing their jobs. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260044 Elizabeth City close to becoming Coast Guard City http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS03/307260043 For years, Elizabeth City has been a host to Coast Guard crewmembers and their families, and it's a little closer to making that hospitality official. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:40:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS03/307260043 Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260042 Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:26:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260042 Marines seek authorization for incidental dolphin deaths http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260041 The Marine Corps is asking for a five-year authorization from the National Marine Fisheries Service for incidental deaths of bottlenose dolphins during training exercises at a bombing and target range. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:17:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260041 Master Fitness Trainers http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260039 The Army has 2,000 master fitness trainers and plans to prep several thousand more. Here's a closer look at three of these PT standouts: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:47:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260039 The exercises http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260038 The Army's Physical Readiness Training program authorizes more than 150 exercises, all spelled out in Field Manual 7-22. They include: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS/307260038 North Korea fires short-range missile into sea http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260037 North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:30:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140726/NEWS08/307260037 You're invited: Participate in Military Times' annual reader survey http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250053 How is morale in your unit? Are budget reductions affecting your op-tempo? Are you worried about cuts to your pay and benefits? And what do you think about the crisis in Iraq? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:16:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250053 Family of murdered Marine 'betrayed' after Afghan killer gets 7-year sentence http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250065 The family of a Marine killed during an insider attack in Afghanistan says they were outraged to discover this week that the attacker's trial took place recently in an Afghan court without their knowledge. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:37:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250065 Muslim group seeks pardon for Marine vet convicted in Iran http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250044 A Muslim rights organization is asking Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for a pardon or re-trial for a former U.S. Marine convicted of criminal charges who was accused of working for the CIA. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:37:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250044 DoD tightens tuition assistance rules http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/EDU02/307250054 Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:36:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/EDU02/307250054 AFPC outlines options for senior airmen affected by lost promotion tests http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/CAREERS02/307250060 The Air Force is still trying to hunt down promotion test answer sheets for the most recent testing cycle that went MIA after they were mailed via FedEx from Pope Airfield, North Carolina, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Friday. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:35:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/CAREERS02/307250060 Welsh gives Air Force top ethics marks; Congresswomen say comments are 'troubling' http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250051 The Air Force's top officer gives his service top marks for personal behavior, saying he is 'very happy with the ethical fabric of the United States Air Force,' despite problems that include a cheating scandal at its nuclear missile sites and a general's Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:28:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250051 Money for new amphib falls far short http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250062 Powerful forces in Congress are working to buy the Navy an extra amphibious ship, and lawmakers in both the House and Senate have added between $650 million and $800 million to the proposed 2015 shipbuilding budget to begin construction. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:41:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250062 1,877 NCOs to move up in August http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/CAREERS02/307250067 The Army plans to promote 1,877 NCO to the ranks of sergeant though sergeant major in August, which is 82 more than in July. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/CAREERS02/307250067 As Russia-Ukraine tension flares, NATO wants a base closer to the action http://blogs.militarytimes.com/flightlines/2014/07/25/nato-considers-another-base-location-closer-to-eastern-europe/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:07:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/TMP/307250066 Navy IDs sailor who died after fall from balcony http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250061 The Navy has identified a 21-year-old sailor who fell to his death from a sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:26:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250061 No verdict yet in Ventura case; jury back Monday http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250064 The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of 'American Sniper' has ended the week without a verdict. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:29:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS/307250064 Charges filed in stabbing at Navy barracks http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS06/307250063 The Navy has filed charges against one of its sailors for repeatedly stabbing another in a barracks near a naval hospital. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:14:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS06/307250063 2 options offered for lost staff sgt. tests http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/CAREERS02/307250052 Senior airmen at Pope Air Field, North Carolina, whose promotion test answer sheets for the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle were lost in the mail will be allowed to retake the professional development guide portion of their test this year, said a Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/CAREERS02/307250052 Pentagon: Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS08/307250059 The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is 'imminent,' the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS08/307250059 Number of military suicides showing uptick http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250058 The number of military suicides so far this year is running slightly higher than for the same time frame last year, but without the context of force reductions, the raw data say little about current suicide trends in the armed services. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250058 Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with U.S. http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS08/307250057 The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:25:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS08/307250057 U.S. clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250056 The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/NEWS05/307250056