Daily Report

June 10, 2013

Something to Talk About

Nuclear deterrence is as relevant today as it has always been, said Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, the Air Force’s assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration. “It’s as important today as it was in 1972, and 1962,...

A Healthy Crew

p, .The overall health of the Minuteman III missile force and the morale of its crews are “exceedingly good,” said Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, who oversees strategic deterrence and nuclear integration matters on the Air Staff. However “that doesn’t mean...

Bottom Line: Professional, Disciplined, Committed

The Air Force’s nuclear forces “are thoroughly professional, disciplined, committed to the mission, and performing the mission effectively,” according to the Defense Science Board’s permanent task force on nuclear weapons surety. Compared to the task force’s last look at the...

Carter: Budget Factoring Sequestration Coming

The Pentagon will provide Congress by July 1 with a detailed outline of how its budget would look in Fiscal 2014 if budget sequestration is still in effect, said Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter. This will comply with the Senate...

Woodward Selected to Lead Sexual Assault Prevention Office

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh assigned Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, Air Force chief of safety, to be the next director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office in Air Force headquarters, announced the Pentagon. The announcement came on...

F-35A Launches First AMRAAM

An F-35A strike fighter last week completed the aircraft type’s first in-flight launch of an AIM-120 air-to-air missile, announced testers at Edwards AFB, Calif. The launch of the AIM-120C5 instrumented air vehicle from test aircraft AF-1 took place on June...

T-38 Gets Jamming Pod for Anti-F-22 Drills

T-38 trainers can now carry the AN/ALQ-188 jamming pod to make them “a more effective adversary” for the F-22 during simulated air combat exercises, according to a 12th Air Force release. On June 4, M1 Support Services contractors loaded the...

World War II Airman’s Remains Recovered

Defense Department forensic scientists identified the remains of Army Air Forces Sgt. Charles R. Marshall, 19, of Martin, Ky., who had been missing in action since 1944, announced the Pentagon. DOD returned Marshall’s remains to his family for burial with...