Air Force

Air Force Prepares for Wargames
Beginning Tuesday, military planes from bases in eight states will take part in the three-day Combat Raider exercise in the 35,000-square-mile complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.
Cold War Spy Plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War and outlived its successor. But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft from the sky. The planes can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia, and quickly se…
Russian Treaty Inspectors Visit
  HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Air Force officials say Russian inspectors visited Montana this month to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities have been demolished as part of a 2011 arms-control treaty. Malmstrom Air Force Base officials say the inspectors spent 12 hours on April 9 vie…
Hagel Orders Renewed Focus on Military Ethics
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering military leaders to put a renewed emphasis on moral behavior across the force following a series of ethical lapses that have included cheating scandals among the Navy and Air Force's nuclear missions.

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