Daily Report

Aug. 23, 2013

Flying and Fighting, Smarter and Smaller

In talks this week at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and at Kadena AB, Japan, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, together with CMSAF James Cody, repeatedly told airmen they should not spend too much time worrying about the budgeting and...

The Future Fight and the F-35

As Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh visited airmen in Hawaii and at Kadena AB, Japan, this week, he emphasized that the service is committed to seeing the F-35 program to fruition, as the fifth generation fighter’s success has great...

Bolt of Savings

The F-35 program—including aircraft, engines, fuel, spare parts, military construction, training, etc.—will cost 22 percent less than previously forecast, according to press reports. The new cost estimate comes in at $857 billion, down from the $1.1 trillion estimate that is...

Still No Official Word from South Korea on F-X

Despite rumors that Boeing’s F-15SE is South Korea’s choice in the country’s F-X fighter competition, the company said it’s still too early to say. “Boeing has not received an official notification from the Republic of Korea regarding a decision in...

African Air Chiefs Symposium

Air chiefs from West and East Africa gathered with US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa senior officials in Accra, Ghana, for the annual Regional Air Chiefs Symposium, according to a USAFE-AFAFRICA release. The three-day symposium concluded on Aug. 22....

Air Force Modifies Physical Fitness Testing

The Air Force is making changes to enhance its physical fitness testing, according to a release. These modifications take effect on Oct. 1, states the Aug. 21 release. The most significant among them deals with the abdominal circumference portion of...

Restocked and Ready at Thule

Two ships delivered more than 8.4 million gallons of fuel and 2.8 million pounds of supplies and equipment to Thule AB, Greenland, as part of the base’s annual resupply mission, according to a release. The nine-day mission, known as Operation...

You’re Sure to Fall in Love with Joint Base Cape Cod

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed an executive order changing the name of the Massachusetts Military Reservation to Joint Base Cape Cod. “Renaming the base more accurately reflects the important ongoing work and opens up more opportunities for joint services...