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  • Gulf state governors question Air Force plan

    March 7, 2012 10:58 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Governors of states along the Gulf Coast want President Barack Obama to stop the U.S. Air Force from potentially moving eight planes used in disasters to Montana. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Air Force is considering budget cuts that could affect eight C-130... more »
  • Air Force to cut 600-person Tinker Air Base unit

    March 7, 2012 6:16 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it is deactivating a communications unit at Tinker Air Force Base that employs about 600 people, a loss that U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said will be devastating. Air Force Space Command officials said the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker... more »
  • Officials: Computer outage at Wyo. nuke site

    October 26, 2010 9:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer failure caused a break in communication with 50 nuclear missiles at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, military officials said Tuesday. The officials said the break occurred Saturday and lasted about 45 minutes. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday... more »
  • Air Force Sends Planes to Help with Gulf Oil Spill

    April 30, 2010 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Air Force planes have been sent to Mississippi and are awaiting orders to start dumping chemicals on the oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast. Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr. said Friday that two C-130s specially modified for aerial spraying were sent Thursday from the Youngstown Air... more »
  • 1 dead in pipeline explosion at Barksdale

    January 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Air Force officials say a natural gas pipeline explosion at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has killed a civilian. Maj. Carie Parker, a spokeswoman for the 2nd Bomb Wing, says the explosion happened about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday near an unpopulated area on... more »

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