Golden Knights Skydiver Forced to Cut His Main Parachute During Air Show Jump

U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team conduct training jumps

Few attending the 2024 Selfridge Open House & Air Show may have noticed, but a member of a parachute team that performed Sunday had a problem in mid-air and was forced to use his reserve chute. That’s the word from the U.S. Army Golden Knights, who said the skydiver flawlessly cut off his original parachute […]

'Existential Threat': Air Guardsmen Slam Proposal to Move Their Units to Space Force

Members of the 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, operate a satellite at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida,.

Air National Guard leaders and enlisted Guardsmen on Friday called a legislative proposal to move units focused on space missions to the Space Force a threat to their existence and also said many of those personnel would rather retire or retrain into another job instead. In a media roundtable with reporters, officers and enlisted from […]

Army Fires Commander of Germany Air Defense Unit Activated After Ukraine Invasion

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Eric Ackles

In October, the Army stood up a new key air defense unit in Germany as a reaction to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. But after only six months, the unit’s commander has been fired. Lt. Col. Eric Ackles, commander of 1st Battalion, 57th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, was relieved of command Monday, the service confirmed […]

The Beloved Air Force Chief Behind the 'AAFES Hot Dog Guy' Meme Has Died

The Beloved Air Force Chief Behind the 'AAFES Hot Dog Guy' Meme Has Died

For years, one of the most recognizable faces in military life was not that of the commander in chief, the secretary of defense or any other senior leader in the chain of command. It was the face of an airman who was (understandably) excited to eat a hot dog. His visage graced Army and Air […]

Firefighters Contain 1 of 3 Wildfires at Fort Carson, Air Force Academy

Firefighters from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs Fire Department dump water from air assets in their fight against the West Monument Creek Fire on the U.S. Air Force Academy.

One of three fires burning on U.S. military installations near Colorado Springs is fully contained, and the other two are 75% contained, according to Tuesday morning updates from Fort Carson army post and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Fort Carson reported two wildfires on training ranges: one that started Sunday and burned about 700 acres […]