Daily Report

March 28, 2017

KC-46 Executive Officer to Lead Air Force One Development

The Air Force has created a new position to lead the Air Force One replacement program and has chosen Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson to do the job, the Dayton Daily News reported. Richardson—who was nominated for a second star in...

Let’s Do More Shots

The F-35 program office is looking at adding capacity for another AIM-120 AMRAAM radar-guided air-to-air missile in each of the jet’s two weapons bays, increasing internal—and thus stealthy—missile loadout by 50 percent, program director Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said March...

China Close to Opening Base in Djibouti

China is “very, very close” to finishing its military base in Djibouti, which is just a few miles from the US military’s hub in the country, said US Africa Command chief Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser on Monday. China’s base...

Top Al Qaeda Leader Confirmed Dead in US Airstrike

The Department of Defense confirmed Saturday that a March 19 US airstrike in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, killed high-ranking al Qaeda leader Qari Yasin. A native of Pakistan, Yasin helped plan a September 2008 bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad...

The Keys to the Libyan Anti-ISIS Campaign

The months-long US operation targeting ISIS inside Libya did not cause any civilian casualties because of strong rules of engagement and a decentralized decision making process that empowered those closer to the fight, said Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, head...

Cape Canaveral Building New Communications Center

The 45th Space Wing recently began construction on a new Range Communications Facility at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. The suite of technologies in the new center will give the 45th SW greater reliability at a lower cost, and the new...

Air Force Magazine’s Special Edition Out Now

The new issue of Air Force Magazine is now available. Check it out for a preview of this year’s upcoming budget battles; an in-depth look at what USAF must do now that it is critically short of airmen; and a...