Daily Report

Sept. 7, 2016

US, S. Korea Work to Close Sanction Loopholes

The United States and the Republic of Korea will work to make sanctions against North Korea more effective by closing loopholes after the country launched three missiles into the Sea of Japan Sunday while world leaders met in China for...

Release of Pentagon Memo Heats Up OCO Fight

Pentagon leaders consider the House’s plan to use an increased amount of overseas contingency operations funds to support the base budget a “gimmick” in violation of the Bipartisan Budget Act and outlined a strategy to thwart it in a May...

Malmstrom Crew Test Launches Minuteman

Airmen from Malmstrom AFB, Mont., test launched an unarmed Minuteman III missile on Monday from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., as part of a periodical test of the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile fleet. The airmen from the 341st Missile Wing launched...

China Developing New Long-Range Bomber, Air Force Chief Says

China is developing a new long-range bomber, the head of China’s air force announced Friday. The Chinese state-run Global Times reported Ma Xiaotian said the country has improved its ability to strike foreign targets and that a “new generation” bomber...

Building European Trust

US and allied pilots finished up a training deployment to Estonia on Sept. 2. About 300 USAF airmen and 16 F-15C Eagles deployed to the Baltic nation earlier in August to train with aircraft from Estonia, Sweden, Finland, and the...

Turkey, Kurdish Rebels Clash

Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed and 28 more were wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants inside the country as a fragile peace has held between Turkey and Kurdish fighters inside Syria. The clashes came in the southeastern province of Hakkari...

Fruits of Labor

Engineers and test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron were able to see the significance of their work on Aug. 25, when they met a pilot who owes his survival, in part, to their diligence. The allied nation pilot...

Emergency Medics Compete in Rodeo

Twenty four emergency medical technician teams from across the Air Force came together Aug. 24-27 to compete to be the best EMT team in the service. The Air Force Medical Service EMT Rodeo, held at Cannon AFB, N.M., began as...