Daily Report

July 11, 2014

USAF Issues LRS-B Request for Proposals

The Air Force released its Long-Range Strike Bomber request for proposals to industry on Wednesday, officially putting the program in the competitive phase. USAF did not disclose when proposals are due, but Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in...

Fourth-Gen Pricetag for F-35

Lockheed Martin, its industry partners, and the Defense Department agreed on a plan to reduce the F-35 Lightning II’s flyaway cost, putting it on par with fourth generation fighters by 2020, the company announced. Under the “Blueprint for Affordability,” Lockheed,...

Nuclear Career Field Plus-Up

The Air Force will inject 1,100 additional airmen into eight key nuclear career specialties this fall to bring them up to full manning and alleviate strain on the force. These crucially undermanned roles are “principally in the field,” Air Force...

Airfield Ops Surge at Hickam for RIMPAC

With over 200 aircraft and some 25,000 personnel participating in the Rim of the Pacific, the multinational maritime exercise is proving a significant challenge for the airmen of the 15th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management Flight at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam,...

Scaling Back Philippine Counter Terror Operations

The long-running special operations task force in the southern Philippines is drawing down and transitioning to a strategic advising mission, reported Voice of America. Many of the groups targeted by Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) and the Philippine Armed...

New Home for Mighty Eighth HQ

The 8th Air Force staff moved into a freshly renovated 77,000 square-foot headquarters building at Barksdale AFB, La., following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with community officials on base last week. “Our distinguished visitors represent our long-term relationship with Shreveport and Bossier...

USAF National Museum Prepares for WWI Commemoration

The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, is preparing to host a commemoration for the centennial of World War I in Europe. The event, dubbed World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, is set to take place...