The Air Force got enough maintainers in place to meet
the initial operating capability deadline for the F-35 by moving A-10s
to backup status, transferring some Active Duty maintainers out of
association units, contracting one maintenance unit, and converting some
airmen to the F-35 from the F-16.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a crowd of airmen this week he is worried about those who choose to leave the service because of morale issues, compensation, family life, and dignity.
A Royal Air Force detachment has returned from a
busy deployment to Estonia, during which it intercepted 10 Russian aircraft in
a single mission.
first F-35 for Norway is in the final stages of production, Lockheed Martin
said in a press release.
Air Force C-130s and 165 airmen are participating in a massive multinational
airborne exercise called Swift Response 15, according to an Army news release.
researchers are working on software for a satellite that will measure changes
in the ice sheet in Greenland, according to the 21st Space Wing.
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