Daily Report

Aug. 13, 2015

Nellis Completes F-35 Upgrade at Home

Technicians at Nellis AFB, Nev., have completed an upgrade for the base’s first two F-35A fighters, installing the 2B software and avionics package on-site to save time, rather than sending them to a depot-level facility. The on-site work to the...

Moody’s Hogs Up for Europe TSP Tour in Fall

More A-10s will make their way to Europe as the Air Force bolsters its security presence to reassure Eastern European allies in light of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Twelve A-10s from the 23rd Wing at Moody AFB, Ga., will deploy...

GAO Urges Air Force to Adjust EELV Procurement

The Defense Department needs to ensure it has enough information and take an incremental approach for future space launches to ensure that new competition vying for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle procurement is ready, the Government Accountability Office said in a...

‘Hammer’ Time in Utah Desert

Seven Air Force units are dropping bombs and firing air-to-air missiles this month in combat training exercises at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill AFB, Utah, and the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., through Aug. 21 as part...

NATO Pushes Back on Exercising Report

A new analysis from a European think tank takes a deep look at both Russian and NATO military exercises in Europe since the 2014 Crimea Crisis — both a recent Russian “snap” exercise from March 2015 and the Allied Shield...

Rockwell, Lockheed Deliver Next-Gen F-35 Helmet

Rockwell Collins and Lockheed Martin announced the delivery of the first “Generation III” F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System on Aug. 12, an upgrade that seeks to address lingering development issues with the helmet raised by the program office and pilots...

Airman Chosen for Space Mission

NASA has chosen an Air Force colonel for a 2017 mission to the International Space Station. Col. Jack Fischer will be part of Expedition 52, which begins in May 2017, according to a news release. The crews of Expedition 51...

Airmen, Civilians Conduct Disaster Response Drill

Active Duty airmen and members of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard joined civilians and other service members at Camp Rilea, Ore., Aug. 5 for an exercise simulating the humanitarian aid response to a large earthquake occurring in...