Featured by Jim Thompson, Northwest Florida Daily News
F-35 crash in May was perfect storm of faulty tech and pilot fatigue, Air Force says
"The impact of this epidemic on flying operations, while impossible to quantify, cannot be overstated."
Report: Exact cause of Air Force commando swim death still unknown
"Although the exact cause is unknown, an incapacitating event occurred during the 2000-yard surface swim."
Air Force identifies airman, civilian shot at Hurlburt Field
The civilian husband of an airman shot and killed himself after wounding his wife in a domestic incident Friday.
One dead, one injured in domestic dispute at Hurlburt Field
One person is dead, and another is injured and has been taken to a local hospital, in connection with a domestic disturbance involving gunfire that erupted late Friday afternoon at Hurlburt Field, headquarters of Air Force Special Operations Command
‘There are no barriers’ — Meet the first female commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing
As if taking command of the most-deployed wing in the Air Force wasn't enough of a challenge, Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn comes into the role as the COVID-19 pandemic intrudes on the wing's operations, and as the Air Force, in the wake of the George Floyd shooting, grapples with issues of race and diversity
‘Inadequate leadership’ led to death of special tactics airman in parachute jump, report finds
'We normalized a culture overly focused on mission accomplishment, causing a lapse in ... strict adherence to standards."
Parachute riggers with Army’s 7th Special Forces Group join in on the mask-making effort
For now, and until further notice, a line of sewing machines in the 7th Group's parachute-rigging shed, operated around the clock by the group's riggers, is producing masks.
‘His sacrifice will not be forgotten’ — Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan remembered as selfless warriors
The two Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldiers who died Saturday in Afghanistan are being remembered as selfless warriors by the group's commander
DoD to close loopholes allowing international military students to buy guns
The Pensacola gunman obtained a handgun through a federal loophole that allows foreign nationals to own a gun if they have a hunting license.
Former Special Forces soldier acquitted of child sexual assault charges
A former support soldier with the Army's 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has been acquitted of charges that he sexually assaulted two young girls at his Crestview residence two years ago.
A former Green Beret is leading a viral social media effort to get people to a funeral for a veteran with no living relatives
A former Green Beret and the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in DeFuniak Springs and Chipley have spearheaded what has become a viral social media effort to bring people to a Thursday funeral for a local Air Force veteran who died without any known living family members.
The Navy’s first F-35 squadron just deactivated after 7 years of service
VFA-101, informally known as the "Grim Reapers" squadron, was deactivated to become part of VFA-125, a strike fighter squadron at California's Naval Air Station Lemoore
We salute the military spouse who got Disney’s CEO to send ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to deployed troops overseas
Most of those troops likely would have had to wait weeks, or months, to get back stateside to see the movie on the big screen
Special operations pilot charged with raping senior airman during deployment
An officer with the 919th Special Operations Group, an Air Force Reserve unit headquartered at Duke Field near Crestview, has been charged with multiple counts of sexually assaulting a female senior airman while deployed to Uganda two years ago
Air Force Vet Behind $20 Million Border Wall GoFundMe Changes Campaign’s Focus
The retired triple-amputee Air Force senior airman behind a GoFundMe campaign to help the federal government build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border is forming a nonprofit organization to privately fund and build some portion of a border wall
Army Special Forces Soldier Indicted For Allegedly Trying To Smuggle 90 Pounds Of Cocaine Into US
An Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldier faces trial next month in U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, on...