U.S. Air Force - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

U.S. Air Force

Latest Stories

4193400738_64ab678439_o

4193400738_64ab678439_o

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multinational exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

4193400738_64ab678439_o

4193400738_64ab678439_o

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multinational exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

c8a60d92054d642a820f6a7067003ade.jpg

c8a60d92054d642a820f6a7067003ade.jpg

This photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Eric Fanning speaking at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service. (Duncan Wood/U.S. Air Force via AP)

bd169a781120ed247e0f6a706700efb6.jpg

bd169a781120ed247e0f6a706700efb6.jpg

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, an F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, as the U.S. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, launched its first airstrikes by Turkey-based F-16 fighter jets against Islamic State targets in Syria, marking a limited escalation of a yearlong air campaign that critics have called excessively cautious. (Krystal Ardrey/U.S. Air Force via AP) **FILE**

41ff75bcd9130d207d0f6a706700ef1d.jpg

41ff75bcd9130d207d0f6a706700ef1d.jpg

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik airbase, in southern Turkey. Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use the key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said July 23, 2015, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

7_6_2015_raul-danny-vargas8201.jpg

7_6_2015_raul-danny-vargas8201.jpg

Having grown up in poverty in Brooklyn, New York, and serving in the U.S. Air Force, Danny Vargas, who is running in Virginia's 86th District, is a self-described "proud Latino."

Bees AP photo.jpg

Bees AP photo.jpg

The U.S. Air Force plans to use lessons learned from bee behavior to create algorithms for fleets of swarming drones. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Drone Air Force.jpg

Drone Air Force.jpg

Fort Carson controllers lost track of a RQ-11 drone that landed in a man's yard in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Image: U.S. Air Force) ** FILE **

Michelle Manhart.jpg

Michelle Manhart.jpg

Michelle Manhart, shown here in 2007, was demoted from her sargeant position in the U.S. Air Force after posing in Playboy that year. (Associated Press/Eric Gay)

chaplain.jpg

chaplain.jpg

U.S. Air Force Col. David Fitz-Patrick, a chaplain, provides the closing benediction during the funeral service honoring Col. Francis McGouldrick Jr. at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Dec. 13, 2013. (Defense Department photo)

M67b grenade.jpg

M67b grenade.jpg

Image: U.S. Air Force

AirForce.jpg

AirForce.jpg

U.S. Air Force jets fly over FedEx Field during the NFL's Salute to Service before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (Associated Press)

Cybersecurity Air Force.jpg

Cybersecurity Air Force.jpg

Image: U.S. Air Force

APTOPIX Philippines Hot Air Balloon.JPEG-00d7d.jpg

APTOPIX Philippines Hot Air Balloon.JPEG-00d7d.jpg

Hot air balloons dot the sky at the start of the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon festival Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Clark Special Economic Zone, a former U.S. Air Force base in Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. Now on its 19th year, the hot air balloon festival features a total of 32 hot air balloons participating from all over the world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

bfff9ff16eb356026b0f6a706700e855.jpg

bfff9ff16eb356026b0f6a706700e855.jpg

In this undated handout file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. The Air Force is taking several steps to fill a significant shortfall in drone pilots, laying out plans to increase incentive pay, bring more National Guard and Reserve pilots onto active duty, and seek volunteers to fill needed slots, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Thursday. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force, File)

F135 mil.jpg

F135 mil.jpg

The F135 STOVL propulsion system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. (U.S. Air Force)

US tsunami relief.jpg

US tsunami relief.jpg

U.S. Marine Chief Warrant officer Rob Kurzwell from Chicago, second right, helps fellow soldiers pack their supplies on to a bus afer landing of a U.S. Air Force plane on to the tarmac at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka Wednesday Jan, 5, 2005. Seventeen U.S. Marines arrived in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Wednesday with two helicopters and an additional staff of 30 U.S. Air Force military communication and technical experts who will serve as the helicopter ground crew. They will take part in the aid, rescue and recovery mission going on in the region in response to last week's devastating tsunami. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

2fa3b6a782b3372c650f6a7067004c40.jpg

2fa3b6a782b3372c650f6a7067004c40.jpg

This Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an F-15C Eagle from the 12th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, flying next to a Russian Tu-95 "Bear" bomber, right, during a Russian exercise which brought the bomber near the west coast of Alaska. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force) ** FILE **

c-17.jpg

c-17.jpg

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft prepares to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities during an aerial refueling demonstration over Kyrgzystan June 8, 2012. The C-17's primary mission is to transport personnel and cargo into and out of the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

C17 Globemaster.jpg

C17 Globemaster.jpg

The C-17 Globemaster III T-1 (U.S. Air Force)