Israel Air Force chief receives medal

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan was awarded the prestigious Legion of Merit by the United States, officials said.
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.

Air Force says no Flight 93 remains dumped

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said mistakenly discarded remains from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks did not include any victims from the airliner crash in Pennsylvania.
Air Force cutting 13,500 civilian jobs

Air Force cutting 13,500 civilian jobs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday it is eliminating about 13,500 civilian positions as part of a mandate to reduce personnel costs.
No further delay for U.S. Air Force tanker

No further delay for U.S. Air Force tanker

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force will not further delay the award date for its $40 billion air tanker contract, a U.S. official said.

Gates drops ball on U.S. Air Force needs

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21 (UPI) -- Gen. Norton Schwartz, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff, faced biting criticism from his service's senior leaders in a video teleconference last week.

USAF Expeditionary Center gets new mandate

FORT DIX, N.J., March 12 (UPI) -- After more than a year of development, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff has approved a new charter for the Air Force Expeditionary Center.

Schwartz says UAS operations to expand

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force chief of staff has called for an expansion of unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities to support future ground operations.

Air Force seeks more F-22 jets

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Air Force chief of staff said Tuesday he will ask U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates for more F-22 Raptor jets.

UAS operations critical in war on terror

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Air Force, during a visit to bases in Nevada, called the evolving role of unmanned aerial systems crucial in the war on terror.

Troops to be in Afghanistan for a while

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force chief of staff was in Southwest Asia Monday and said it was likely U.S. forces would be in the region for some time.

Air Force leaders refine new mission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top U.S. Air Force officials, working to reorganize after a recent leadership shake-up, have returned the department's mission to a straightforward approach.

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.

Analysis: USAF counterinsurgency, Part 1

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The veteran military officials picked by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to take over the Air Force face a tough job redefining the service's role in what many see as the key kind of combat the U.S. military will face in the immediate future: counterinsurgency.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
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.

Al-Qaida-link group may have been bombers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An al-Qaida-related terrorist group may have been involved in a bloody bomb attack on the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, senior U.S. defense officials told the V