Daily Report

Oct. 21, 2015

US, Russia Sign Flight Agreement

US and Russian officials on Oct. 20 signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at preventing any mid-air conflicts over Syria, the Defense Department announced. The agreement, which has been in the works for weeks and included multiple secure teleconferences between...

A-10s Deploy to Turkey

The Air Force deployed A-10s from Moody AFB, Ga., to Incirlik AB, Turkey, to join in the fight against ISIS. The jets are part of a “regular rotation” to the base and will replace F-16s that have been deployed to...

NDAA on Obama’s Desk

Congressional leaders signed and delivered the Fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to President Obama just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, starting the 10-day period the President has to sign the bill into law or veto it, as he has threatened...

Engine Upgrade for Legacy Herc Fleet

The Air Force issued Rolls Royce a $36 million contract to modify the legacy C-130 fleet’s engines to enhance performance, the company announced on Oct. 20. Upgrading the C-130H’s T56 engines with the company’s Series 3.5 modifications will improve the...

Cox Takes Command of 18th AF

Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox took command of 18th Air Force in an Oct. 19 ceremony at Scott AFB, Ill., filling the vacancy left by Gen. Carlton Everhart, who left to take charge of Air Mobility Command in August, officials annou?nced....

Kadena In the Sling

F-15C Eagles from Kadena AB, Japan, will kick ?off bilateral Exercise Commando Sling with the Republic of Singapore Air Force next week, Pacific Air Forces announced. A total of six F-15s from Kadena’s 44th Fighter Squadron are deploying to Paya...

Simulating Combat for TACPs

Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 169th Air Support Operations Squadron recently unveiled a combat simulator they helped create. The Air National Guard Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System, designed for tactical air control party specialists, simulates coordinating...