The Air Force on Thursday announced the
upcoming retirement of Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, assistant vice chief of staff and
director of the Air Staff, according to an internal USAF memo.
The last of 315 QF-4 unmanned aerial targets was shot down May 27 by Florida Air National Guard and 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group F15C pilots at Tyndall AFB, Fla., USAF spokesman 1st Lt. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder told Air Force Magazine.
Airmen from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing run the
final stretch of a 4-mile ruck march during Spartan Warrior on May 12,
2015, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla.
Despite the presence of US
advisors at command centers and at Iraqi military unit headquarters, Army Chief
of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters Thursday he does not think it’s time
to reintroduce US combat forces in Iraq.
Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Ray Odierno acknowledged the Air Force had “no choice” but to reduce the number
of remotely piloted aircraft combat air patrols in order to normalize its
training pipeline, saying the decision shows how sequestration-related cuts are
driving very hard tradeoffs across the services.
NATO’s enlargement to the
East and South of Europe has been a “historic success,” transforming the
continent and contributing to stability in the region, said NATO Secretary
General Jens Stoltenberg during a May 27 event in Washington D.C.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters Thursday
he is “pleased with the conversation” the Army and Air Force are having on the
evolution of the close air support mission.
The next tranche of B-2 bomber improvements
passed critical design review with the Air Force in February, Northrop Grumman announced
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