Air Force

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman commands 15,000 airmen working for the 24th Air Force, which protects the country from cyber attacks of “strategic consequence.”

Weggeman is the first to tell you he isn't a technologist. With 20 years experience and multiple combat deployments, he said he’s a fighter pilot. That's good because he is often translating the language of cyber warfare for lawmakers and superiors into one they understand: the air war.


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Early voting is underway for Texas’ March 6 primaries, and the ballot is full of new political hopefuls — including some who tout their military experience.  

 


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The Air Force is facing a pilot shortage and it's looking to an unusual source to help fix the problem: retirees. A new program, known as Voluntary Retired Return to Service, will allow 25 former officers to return to service in an administrative capacity.

Military C-130 and C-17 aircraft have been outfitted with medical equipment, as the Air Force flies patients to hospitals in the mainland U.S.

After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message: Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out.

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