The 50th Space Wing this month will begin phasing in a new construct in
which operators spend six months focused specifically on the mission,
then have six months to reconstitute and apply lessons learned, said Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF director of future operations.
The cause of a fatal Oct. 2 C-130J crash in Afghanistan
is not known, but “enemy fire is not suspected as a factor,” according
to an Air Forces Central Command release.
Boeing finished upgrading all of the Air Force F-22 Raptor Mission Training Centers, according to a news release.
The Air Force awarded Boeing a $4 billion contract to
upgrade the F-15 fleets' electronic warfare and self-defensive systems,
the company announced on Oct. 1.
The Navy variant of the Joint Strike Fighter in
September performed the first external weapons release from the wings of
an F-35, announced the aircraft’s joint program office.
The 412th Test Wing from Edwards AFB, Calif., has
deployed a large detachment to JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., to support the
first stage of KC-46 Pegasus developmental testing.
The Massachusetts National Guard partnered with the
Republic of Kenya through the Defense Department’s State Partnership
Program during an Oct. 1 signing ceremony in Nairobi.
An Air Force C-130J assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, crashed at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan,
around 12 a.m. local time on Oct. 2, killing the six US crewmembers and
five civilian passengers, according to an Air Forces Central Command release.
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