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Air Force major general, wife die in plane crash in Virginia

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 20 (UPI) -- A small plane crashed in Virginia, killing a U.S. Air Force major general and his wife, the Air Force said Saturday.
Hagel orders probe of USAF assault case

Hagel orders probe of USAF assault case

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says an investigation is under way into an Air Force general's reversal of a pilot's sexual-assault conviction.

McCaskill to USAF: Review sex assault case

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asked the Pentagon to consider removing an Air Force general from his duties for reversing a pilot's sexual assault conviction.

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Air Force plans to deploy planes in Japan

TOKYO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. government official said the Air Force plans to deploy Osprey planes in Okinawa, but a Japanese official said Okinawa would never agree to such a plan.
Air Force rethinking plan to move planes

Air Force rethinking plan to move planes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Lawmakers from Gulf Coast states welcomed word the U.S. Air Force is reconsidering its decision to relocate the 136th Airlift Wing from Fort Worth, Texas.

Embraer drawn into U.S. Air Force row

SAO PAULO, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is getting drawn into a row over the U.S. Air Force light air support program in which it with with Sierra Nevada Corp.
House panel to probe Dover AFB mortuary

House panel to probe Dover AFB mortuary

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional panel said it will investigate the Dover Air Force Base mortuary where whistle-blowers reported missing body parts and mismanagement.
Soldiers' remains mishandled at Dover

Soldiers' remains mishandled at Dover

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The remains of U.S. soldiers were mishandled and body parts were lost at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, a scathing report issued Tuesday concluded.
F-35 jets delayed, Senate calls probe

F-35 jets delayed, Senate calls probe

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has conceded that plans to produce top-of-the-line stealth fighters will exceed initial spending costs and be delayed by at least two years.

Air Force names head of new nukes command

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force secretary has named the person who will head up the new Global Strike Command as it transitions into a permanent command.

Donley letter calls for a refocus

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force acting Secretary Michael Donley is backing newly installed Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz's plan to refocus the department.

Senator loses patience on military housing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida lawmaker says he may hold up the appointment of the new U.S. Air Force secretary over the derailment of military housing construction.
Gates talks accountability to Air Force

Gates talks accountability to Air Force

DENVER, June 10 (UPI) -- Accountability starts at the top, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Colorado gathering of those responsible for U.S. intercontinental nuclear weapons.

Gates makes recommendations for Air Force

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- In the wake of a U.S. Air Force shakeup, Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended that Michael Donley be nominated to serve as secretary of the Air Force.

Gates nominates two to top Air Force posts

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has sent his nominees for the top civilian and military Air Force leaders to U.S. President George Bush, the Pentagon said.
Gates ready to name new Air Force chief

Gates ready to name new Air Force chief

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to name Michael Donley to replace the Air Force secretary forced to resign, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Pentagon gets new manager

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has appointed Michael Donley as the Pentagon's new director of administration and management.
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