Daily Report

May 23, 2016

No Quick Fix

The Air Force’s fighter pilot deficit could jump from 511 to more than 700 by the end of the fiscal year, Air Force planners told Air Force Magazine on Friday. Such a shortage would amount to 20 percent of the...

Preparing for Attack by Precision-Guided Missiles

The US military “has become accustomed to assuming” its opponents either can’t strike US bases and forces overseas with precision, or don’t have the capacity to overwhelm US defenses, but “neither of these assumptions are correct today,” Mark Gunzinger, a...

No Silver Bullet

Preparing for future salvo competitions will require a “system of systems” approach, Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said Friday in Washington, D.C. “There is no one silver bullet that is going to...

UK Tanker Tests F-35 Refueling Capabilities

A Royal Air Force tanker is in the process of being certified to refuel the F-35 in mid-air. The Voyager tanker is deployed to NAS Patuxent River, Md., for F-35B air-to-air refueling trials, and is expected to complete its last...

Dover C-5M Delivers Aid to Honduras

A C-5M from Dover AFB, Del., on May 13 delivered 85,000 pounds of rice and beans to Honduras as part of an on-going program to deliver aid to countries in need. The mission was conducted as part of the Denton...

Malmstrom Huey Crews Rescue Injured Driver

A UH-1N Huey aircrew from Malmstrom AFB, Mont., on May 13 rescued an injured driver near Livingston. The helicopter and crew responded to a call from the base’s Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at 5:45 a.m., regarding a lost driver...