Lt. Gen. Chris
Nowland assumed leadership of Air Forces Southern and 12th Air Force during a
change of Dec. 19 command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
The planned update to
the US-Japan Defense Cooperation is on hold until local Japanese elections next
Modernizing the Air
National Guard’s equipment and resources is a top priority, said ANG Director
Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke.
have killed several senior ISIS leaders since November, negatively affecting
the terrorist organization’s operations and its ability to command and control
forces, confirmed the Pentagon on Dec. 18.
A Royal Australian Air Force F-35 Lightning II touched down
at Luke AFB, Ariz., becoming the first international F-35 partner to join the
pilot training schoolhouse there on Dec. 18.
The Russian air force is slated to receive its first
production stealthy fifth-generation T-50 PAK-FA fighter off the Sukhoi
assembly line in 2016, reported IHS Jane's.
Lt. Gen. Stanley
Clarke, director of the Air National Guard, said the breadth of the ANG’s
involvement in security cooperation missions is so wide that he is “still
learning today how involved we are” across the world.
Iraq's first two
F-16D two-seat Vipers recently were delivered to the Arizona Air National Guard's
162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson to begin Iraqi pilot training there.
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