Daily Report

Oct. 24, 2016

DOD Identifies Sailor Killed in Iraq

The Defense Department on Friday identified the service member killed Oct. 20 in northern Iraq as Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan. Finan, 34, of Anaheim, Calif., was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three, according to a...

Air Operations Against ISIS in Afghanistan

The strong majority of US airstrikes in Afghanistan have hit ISIS targets in counter terrorism operations not al Qaeda, the top spokesman for Operation Resolute Support said. US Army Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, the deputy chief of staff for communication...

More Tension in South China Sea

China publically confirmed Oct. 20 it has deployed troops to the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, reported UPI. The Chinese airmen are stationed on Woody Island, where China claims to have already established a 1.9-mile airstrip and where...

Clark Takes Command of 3rd Air Force

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark took command of the 3rd Air Force at Ramstein AB, Germany, on Friday. Clark, who previously commanded the the 8th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) at Barksdale AFB, La., and recently received his third star, replaced...

Air Force to Upgrade NORAD Battle Control System

The Air Force is looking to upgrade the Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) that provides NORAD with comprehensive air surveillance and the ability to carry out command and control missions. Specifically, officials at Hanscom AFB, Mass., want to be able to...

Special Tactics Memorial Statue Unveiled

A first-of-its-kind special tactics memorial was unveiled at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 20. The seven-foot tall bronze statue of an airmen in operational gear is the nation’s first special tactics memorial, according to a 24th Special Operations Wing release. The...

Minot Simulates ICBM Launches

The 741st Missile Squadron at Minot AFB, N.D., recently conducted a successful simulation of six Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches, according to an Oct. 17 press release. Air Force Global Strike Command usually performs a Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman...