Daily Report

May 20, 2013

Airmen Display Warrior Spirit at Games

The Air Force came away from the 2013 Warrior Games with a total of 30 medals, nearly doubling its medal count from last year. Airmen won three gold, 11 silver, and 16 bronze medals. Three-time triathlete and first-time Warrior Games...

Keep America in the Game

It’s important that the United States prepares to deal with anti-access, area-denial threats as the Pentagon scrubs its budgets and programs, say Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. “Less funding...

Crunching the Numbers

As Air Combat Command has begun standing down numerous Active Duty combat units, officials at the highest levels of the Air Force are still determining how this will affect the command in the long-term, ACC spokesman MSgt. Randy Redman told...

Buy a New Aircraft, Retire a New Aircraft

Complying with a congressional mandate, the Air Force has reached out to industry to inquire about what it would take to supply a batch of C-27J transports if ordered in this fiscal year. While Congress granted the Air Force the...

Hard Landing for C-130

A C-130 transport made a hard landing on Sunday at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province, Afghanistan, during an aeromedical evacuation mission, announced Air Forces Central Command officials. There were no injuries in the incident, which occurred at around...

Obama Takes On Sexual Assault Issue

President Obama last week met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, and other military leaders at the White House to discuss the ongoing sexual assault issue facing the military. Briefing reporters following the May 16...

McConnell Runway Nears Re-Opening

Officials at McConnell AFB, Kan., expect to re-open the base’s west runway on May 30 after nearly a year and half of upgrades under a $46 million renovation project, according to a release from the KC-135 base. The upgrades include...

Fruits of the Past Decade

Improved tools and processes built up over the last decade are allowing US Special Operations Command to be more effective in disrupting violent extremist organizations, said Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Joint Special Operations Command. Key to this...