Daily Report

July 22, 2016

Strength through Flexibility

The flexibility the nuclear triad provides is the key to deterrence, Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, the deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, said Thursday. Speaking at an AFA-sponsored, Air Force breakfast in Arlington, Va., Weinstein said...

A Matter of Perception

Equipping the Air Force’s F-35A with nuclear weapons would not lower the threshold of their use, Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, the deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, said Thursday. “Using nuclear weapons is a decision made...

Morale Boost

The service’s changes to the nuclear force have greatly improved morale, Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, the deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, said Thursday. “Things are so much better now than they were in the past,”...

Denying the Caliphate

The coalition to fight ISIS is writing the history of counter terrorism as it works to displace ISIS and ensure that it no longer has a caliphate to boast, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Kerry, speaking at the...

Webb Takes Command at AFSOC

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb has taken command of Air Force Special Operations Command from Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold during a July 19 ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla. In selecting an officer to command AFSOC, “Webb was the obvious choice,” Goldfein...

US Commander Reacts to Misconduct in Japan

Air Force Lt. Gen. John Dolan, commander of US Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, visited Kadena AB, Japan, to stress the importance of airmen’s conduct and the ramifications of bad behavior under the Status of Forces Agreement with Japan,...

Private Red Air for F-35s

F-35 instructor pilots had private fighter jets in their sites as Draken International A-4 Skyhawks flew red air during a week-long deployment to Nellis AFB, Nev. The company said in a news release that it sent six A-4s as well...

Boeing Contracted for High-Fidelity Simulation Services

Boeing Co., Defense, Space, and Security of St. Louis, Mo., has received a $27.1 million contract for work on Mission Training Center services on contractor-supplied high-fidelity aircraft simulation services. The services will enable the Mission Training Center to provide simulation...

Laser Focused

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, has awarded Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a $30.1 million fixed-price contract to supply Aircrew Laser Eye Protection (ALEP) spectacles that provide enhanced protection against...