Daily Report

April 16, 2013

Realizing Savings in Space

The Air Force expects to save more than $1 billion in its Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite program and more than $500 million in its Space Based Infrared System early warning satellite program, said Acting Undersecretary Jamie Morin...

Distinguished Warfare Medal Eliminated

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, opting instead to create a new distinguishing device to affix to existing medals in order to recognize military personnel, such as remotely piloted aircraft and cyber operators, who have...

Air Force Bolstering Andersen’s Survivability

Key to the Defense Department’s “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region is the beddown of US military assets, particularly on the island territory of Guam, which hosts Andersen Air Force Base. US Pacific Command officials have noted they are proceeding with...

Every Dollar Counts Campaign Unveiled

Air Force leaders are asking airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign, according to a service release. This month-long initiative, which begins May 1, will allow both uniformed personnel and service civilians to submit...

Legacy C-130 Upgrade Tweaked Again

The Air Force is once again scaling back its efforts to upgrade its legacy C-130H transports so that they can continue to operate safely in civilian and military airspace, Secretary Michael Donley told lawmakers. “This year, we’re proposing a minimum...

Davis-Monthan Begins Shifting A-10s

The 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., earlier this month began retiring 38 of its A-10s as it prepares to receive 41 A-10s from other units over the next few months as part of a fleet-wide shift of assets,...

South Korea Picks Raytheon’s AESA Radar for its F-16s

South Korea has made news several times in the last few weeks as it has publicly announced upgrades to its force structure, as belligerent rhetoric from Pyongyang has continued. Most recently, South Korea selected the Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar, an...