Air Force

Flying High With Minnesota's 934th Airlift WingMinnesota's only Air Force Reserve Unit is showing off its capabilities of being combat ready at a moment's notice. The 934th Airlift Wing has flown missions in support of troops since 1963, and their skills are used more than ever today.
Air Force Electricians Use Xcel Course To Train For RescuesSitting in a classroom can show you how it's done. But for 12 Air Force Reserve electricians, there's only one way to practice it: strapping on climbing belts and gaffs and heading up a pole.
Roar Of Bombers Replaced By Drone Buzz In North DakotaThe roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.
Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans DayTuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.
Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At RefugeThe vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.
November's Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John CarsonJohn Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)
Wounded Minn. Vet Competing In London’s Invictus GamesAn international sporting competition is coming to London this fall featuring athletes who've overcome the biggest odds. All of the athletes bear the battle scars of war, they are the sick or injured soldiers from 14 nations.
Minn. Man, 18, Accused Of Sex Assault At Air Force Base In JapanAn 18-year-old White Bear Lake man is accused of sexually assaulting a girl at an Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan in February, the Minneapolis FBI announced Monday.
HCMC ER Nurse Trading Scrubs For Air Force UniformShe served our country in the Air Force from 2001 to 2005 before leaving the military to earn a nursing degree. Now, the emergency room nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center is once again feeling the patriotic pull.
2 Kids Battling Cancer Ruled The Sky TodayFor most children, the police escort and limo would equal the ride of a lifetime, but for Dawson Parker and Terrique Powell on Wednesday, it was just the start. They got the red carpet treatment at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, riding in vintage World War II planes.
Vets From Two Very Different Wars Reflect On The Fallen Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.
NORAD May Shed 24-Hour Alert Site In DuluthNORAD is considering taking two of its 18 Air Force sites off 24-hour alert, saying it will save millions of dollars without compromising its ability to defend against 9/11-style attacks.