Daily Report

Aug. 27, 2013

Every Airman Matters

As a service, “we don’t do a good job of communicating,” Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has repeated at airman’s calls across the Pacific as he tours the region. He wants this to change. While the Air Force will...

Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor

President Obama on Monday awarded Army SSgt. Ty M. Carter of Antioch, Calif., the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the White House’s East Room. Obama recognized Carter for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity during an intense battle in...

JSTARS Unit Reaches 85,000 Flight Hours

Members of the 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron, an E-8C JSTARS unit, earlier this month reached 85,000 flight hours in support of operations in Southwest Asia since 9/11, according to a release. The unit flies the much-in-demand ground-surveillance...

Vigilant Eagle Takes Flight

The United States, Canada, and Russia will cooperatively respond to mock hijacked commercial aircraft during the live-fly portion of Vigilant Eagle 13 that kicks off on Tuesday over the Bering Sea. The first hijacked aircraft surrogate is slated to take...

Nuclear Group Commander Relieved of Duty

In another case of the Air Force demanding the highest performance from its nuclear officers, Col. Robert Stanley, commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., relieved Col. David Lynch, head of wing’s security forces group, of command...

Long-Range Radar Program Ready for Next Phase

The Air Force expects to issue by the end of September the request for proposals to industry for the next phase of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar, or 3DELRR, program, according to a release from the program’s overseers. Three industry...

Enlisted Military Education Center Graduates Bulgarian Students

For the first time, Bulgarian students were among the graduates of the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn., according to a release. Bulgarian air force Sgt. Yordanka Petrova-Angelova and Cpl. Stoyko Stoykov completed...