Daily Report

May 6, 2016

A Real Retirement for the Nighthawk

The Air Force may not have to maintain F-117s for possible recall much longer. The House Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act repeals a 2007 provision that required certain F-117s “be maintained in a condition that...

HASC Wants Details on New Bomber

The House Armed Services Committee wants more clarity on how many B-21s the Air Force needs to meet combatant commander requirements. The committee’s mark of the National Defense Authorization Act directs the Secretary of the Air Force to submit a...

Accelerating Recapitalization

The House Armed Services Committee wants to speed up JSTARS recapitalization, it makes clear in a report on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The committee “encourages” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to develop a...

Sexual Assault Reporting Down Slightly

The number of sexual assaults reported to the military last year was slightly less than the number reported in 2014, which means efforts to curb sex crimes “are having an impact,” though there are “still many hurdles to overcome,” the...

A Sign of Confidence in the System

The Air Force’s portion of the Defense Department’s annual report on sexual assaults in the military shows a slight decrease in reports, from 1,350 in Fiscal 2014 to 1,312 in Fiscal 2015; however, the percentage of restricted reports filed by...

THAAD Discussions Still Underway

The United States will deploy effective missile-defense systems in the Asia-Pacific region despite Chinese protests as long as North Korea continues to develop and test ballistic missiles, a senior State Department official said Thursday. Speaking at an AFA Mitchell Institute...

Al Qaeda Still a Threat in Afghanistan

The majority of the counterterrorism strikes US forces conducted in Afghanistan last month targeted ISIS, said Army Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, the deputy chief of staff for communications for the Resolute Support mission. The estimated number of ISIS fighters in...

On-Time Takeoff

Dover Air Force Base’s fleet of 18 C-5M Super Galaxies are taking off on time more than ever before. During the last 24 months, the airlifters have had the highest Home-Station Logistics Departure Reliability Rate—a measurement of how often an...