Daily Report

June 6, 2014

Remembering D-Day

Nearly seventy years after US troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate France from Nazi Germany, thousands of visitors paid tribute to their courage and sacrifice in a series of French-hosted commemoration ceremonies. The ceremonies likely marked the last...

The Future of ICBMs

The Air Force is in the “home stretch” of an analysis of alternatives on the future of the ICBM force, said the head of plans and programs at Air Force Global Strike Command. The AOA, which is slated for completion...

Sustaining Nuclear Standoff

The Air Force is investing in sustainment of its current fleet of nuclear standoff missiles, as it solidifies plans for a follow-on system in the 2020s. The current AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), first fielded in 1982, is slated...

PLA’s Growing Power Projection

China is making broad investments in key power projection capabilities to enable its military to respond quickly to crises beyond its immediate borders, according to the Pentagon’s annual assessment of Chinese military power. The report, released Thursday, states that China...

Guam, Bombers, and AirSea Battle

This spring the Air Force marked 10 straight years of its continuous presence of bombers at Andersen AFB, Guam, an effort that has paid dividends on anti-access, area-denial training, Air Force Global Strike Command boss Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson said...

Global Power in the Pacific

Air Force Global Strike Command B-2s and B-52s played large roles in two very high profile events over the past 18 months. The first was the successful 38-hour B-2 global power mission from Whiteman AFB, Mo., to South Korea during...

Sixteens Over Slovenia

F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB, Italy, are flying simulated close air support missions over Slovenia this week to train allied joint terminal attack controllers. The F-16s are flying daily range sorties from Aviano to train Austrian,...

Air Force Academy Alters Flying Patterns

The Air Force Academy has begun altering takeoff routes in an effort to decrease air traffic over nearby densely populated neighborhoods, announced Air Force officials. The changes took place as a result of concerned residents who raised the issue during...