Air Force

June 11, 2018
 

Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet after emergency landing

AP

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command has grounded its B-1B Lancer fleet after one of the bombers made an emergency landing in Texas.

Gen. Robin Rand ordered the safety stand-down June 7. The Air Force says a safety investigation after the May 1 emergency landing found a problem with ejection seat components that caused the stand-down.

Air Force spokesman Maj. Ethan Stoker says there are 62 B-1Bs in the fleet stationed at bases including Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, Edwards Air Force Base in California, Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Col. John Edwards, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth, says they’re working on the issue closely with experts across the Air Force.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins

EDC Junior Force Council makes inaugural networking visit to Edwards

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Arnold Engineering Development Complex Junior Force Council members pause for a photo in front of an F-22 Raptor during a tour of the 411th Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Ba...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Matt Williams

Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires

Air Force photograph by Matt Williams Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (left), presented Col. Jason Schott, former 412th TW vice commander, with a shadow box featuring unit coins and other memorabilia during ...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

Corvias Foundation awards scholarship to student from Edwards AFB

Courtesy photograph Corvias Foundation scholarship recipient, Zoexenita Mercado of Desert High School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,poses for a photo with a University of California, Davis mascot cutout. She plans to attend...