Daily Report

April 27, 2015

C-17 Dispatched to Nepal with Response Team

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25, destroying large swaths of the nation’s capital and the surrounding region. There have been at least 18 additional aftershocks reported and more than 2,000 reported dead. On...

Air Mobility Command Scraps Rodeo 2015

For the second time in a row, Air Mobility Command has canceled its biennial international readiness competition—Air Mobility Rodeo. Announcing the decision April 24, AMC commander Gen. Darren McDew said the planned competition slated to kick off this August at...

Rethinking Airfield Repair

Andersen AFB, Guam—Pacific Air Forces is positioning airfield damage repair kits at locations throughout its area of responsibility to enable remote bases to quickly get runways up and running in the event of an attack, PACAF officials tell Air Force...

The Skunk Works Path to 6th Gen

Palmdale, Calif.—Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works shop is taking a three-pronged approach to figuring out what Air Dominance in 2030 looks like, according to Skunk Works Vice President and General Manager Rob Weiss. In an exclusive interview, Weiss told Air Force...

The Skunk Works Secret Formula

Palmdale, Calif.—The “Skunk Works model” has been touted by Pentagon acquisition, technology and logistics chief Frank Kendall in many recent speeches as a template for how the US defense industry can stay ahead of competitors and quickly deliver new capabilities....

Southwest Asia Maintainers Return A-10 to Combat

After an A-10 participating in anti-ISIS operations suffered a non combat engine failure and had to divert to Al Asad AB, Iraq, a team of maintainers deployed from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron got it back in the air after...

US Begins Iceland Air Surveillance and Policing Deployment

A deployment of USAF F-15Cs, a KC-135, and some 200 airmen have begun air surveillance and policing operations in Iceland, US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa officials announced. Four F-15Cs from RAF Lakenheath, England deployed as part of the...