Daily Report

Jan. 12, 2015

Court Denies Schwalier A Second Star

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Terryl Schwalier, who commanded the 4404th Wing (Provisional) at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, at the time of the terrorist attack on Khobar Towers in 1996, cannot challenge the Clinton Administration-era ruling to pass him over for...

Sony Hacking Shows Need for Cyber Legislation

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said the recent hacking of Sony Pictures by North Korea “confirmed” the need for new cyber legislation. Speaking on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” Dempsey said he and Army Gen....

First Immersive F-22 Sims Arrive

Boeing delivered the first pair of 360-degree high-definition F-22 Raptor simulators to the Air Force, the company announced on Jan. 8. “Boeing has delivered what are probably the most advanced high definition flight simulators I have experienced, and they are...

Space Range Support Contract Signed

The Air Force handed a $1.5 billion, year-long space launch ranges support contract to Raytheon and General Dynamics with nine additional one-year options, the companies announced on Jan. 9. Under the Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support contract, the...

First Upgraded NATO AWACS

Technicians recently completed digital cockpit upgrades to the first NATO E-3A AWACS under a joint Air Force and Alliance engineering and development project, officials announced. The aircraft’s acceptance test flights were originally scheduled for last November, but were bumped to...

Restored B-29 Nearing First Flight

Volunteers completed restoration of the world’s second airworthy B-29 Superfortress, and plan to test-fly the bomber from Wichita, Kan., early this spring, reported the Wichita Eagle. Doc’s restoration team originally hoped to fly the WWII-vintage bomber to last summer’s Experimental...