US Air Force sends anti-submarine aircraft from Okinawa to S. Taiwan and back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft of the United States Air Force flew from Okinawa, approached southern Taiwan, and returned on Thursday (Feb. 13), just one day after three o...

US Air Force names 2 airmen found dead at base in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has named two servicemen who died at a base in Germany last week as Airman 1st Class Xavier Leaphart and Airman 1st Class Aziess Whitehurst, both aged 20. ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

US Air Force special ops tanker plane flies over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An MC-130J aerial refueling aircraft from the United States Air Force Special Operations Command flew close to the middle line of the Taiwan Strait Thursday (September...

China detains US citizen, FedEx pilot on suspicion of ‘smuggling weapons’

A FedEx pilot who was detained in southern China is under investigation on suspicion of “smuggling weapons and ammunition” after air gun pellets were found in his baggage, a foreign minist...

US Air Force Special Operations Command tanker flies over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A United States Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II tanker flew over the Taiwan Strait from north to south Thursday (August 29), according to the Mini...

Taiwan negotiating with US on new location of F-16 joint training program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced that Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, which previously hosted the Air Force’s joint international F-16 pilot trainin...

US Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is warning people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in...

US Air Force: Rescue team helps injured Mexican fishermen

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says rescue personnel from an Arizona base parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on July 10 to board a Mexican fishing boat and provide medical aid to two criticall...

Search ends for New Jersey couple off Barbados

ST. JOHNS, Antigua (AP) — Authorities in Barbados have called off a week-long search for a New Jersey couple who vanished while jet skiing. Prime Minister Mia Mottley met with seven ...

Taiwan recognized as a nation by US Air Force Academy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese flag made an appearance at the 2019 graduation ceremony of the United States Air Force Academy this past week (May 30). Taiwan was identified as a nation ...

US Air Force General Tod Wolters sworn in as NATO commander

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance. The former pilot, who has served in Afgha...

US Air Force general picked to lead allied forces in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump has nominated the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe to be the next Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and head of the U.S. European Comman...

US Air Force set to launch 1st next-generation GPS satellite

DENVER (AP) — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But s...

UFOs spotted by airline pilots flying over Ireland

Airline pilots flying over Ireland on Friday reported sightings of "bright lights" traveling through the sky at high speed, inquiring with ground control as to what the unidentified flying o...