Daily Report

Sept. 12, 2013

Final Delivery

Boeing on Thursday will deliver the Air Force’s 223rd C-17 transport—the service’s last C-17 on order—during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif. Air Mobility Command boss Gen. Paul Selva, Air National Guard Director Lt....

A Political Settlement from the Jaws of War

The United States must keep the option of a military strike in Syria on the table as it pursues a diplomatic deal that could potentially lead to Bashar al Assad turning over his regime’s chemical weapons to the international community,...

Substituting Sequestration

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, said he firmly opposes a proposal floated by committee Ranking Member Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to carve out an exemption for the Defense Department from budget sequestration as part of a...

Spotlight: MSgt. Shawn J. Jones

A public affairs specialist ?with Air Force Reserve Command’s 514th Air Mobility Wing at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., MSgt. Shawn J. Jones is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013. Jones is the first Air...

Helms Nomination Still on Hold

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has yet to lift the hold on the nomination of 14th Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Susan Helms to be vice commander of Air Force Space Command, according to the senator’s spokesman. President Obama nominated Helms...

Bases to Install Fitness Kiosks

The Air Force will install fitness kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September in an effort to improve Total Force fitness levels despite dwindling budgets, announced the Air Force Personnel Center. The “Fitness on Request” kiosks are part...

Holloman Opens New RPA Hangar

The 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently unveiled its newest hangar at Holloman AFB, N.M., according to base officials. Hangar 3 began housing the base’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft on Aug. 26, according to Holloman’s Sept. 3...

Pacific Angel Underway in Cambodia

US and Cambodian military personnel are conducting civil engineering projects in Takeo Province, Cambodia, as part of the latest iteration of the Pacific Angel humanitarian-assistance initiative. Operation Pacific Angel 13-5 runs from Sept. 9 to Sept. 14, according to a...

Lockheed Martin to Design NATO Network

NATO awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth more than $100 million to design the Active Network Infrastructure for the alliance’s new headquarters complex under construction in Brussels, Belgium, announced the company on Wednesday. The company will work with the NATO...