Air Force Featured Stories

  • Historic island tackles new battle

    Since those historic days, the Wake Atoll has been named a national historic landmark and serves as a trans-Pacific refueling stop for military aircraft. Now under the Eleventh Air Force’s Pacific Air Force Support Center, the island is fighting a new battle — preventing bird aircraft strike

  • 167th AW, Argos, USDA continue black vulture research

    Since then, 164 black vultures have been fitted with red tags bearing an alphanumeric code and one black vulture now carries a telemetry device on its back, so the bird’s movements can be tracked and studied.

  • USDA, BASH saving lives, money

    Every morning, two individuals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture wake up before the sun rises and grab an air-rifle, a pair of binoculars and some pyrotechnics similar to bottle rockets, then head to an airfield at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.