Daily Report

April 8, 2015

Kunsan F-16 Safe Following Engine Emergency

An F-16 safely diverted to Muan International Airport, South Korea, after a “serious engine malfunction” during a training sortie April 7, according to officials from Kunsan AB, South Korea. The pilot was forced to fire the aircraft’s emergency power unit...

Flexing Well Mannered Deterrence

Four B-52 bombers flew simultaneous long-distance power-projection training flights over the Arctic and North Sea from Barksdale AFB, La., and Minot AFB, N.D., on April 2, Air Force Global Strike Command announced. “Exercises and operations such as these bomber flights...

All-Out for Okinawa

Exercise Forceful Tiger flexed the Air Force’s ability to defend Okinawa, Japan, from air attack, last week. Eleven KC-135 tankers staged from Kadena AB, Japan, supporting 24 F-15Cs and eight F-16s during the large force employment exercise off Okinawa, April...

Dover C-5Ms to Relocate During Runway Construction

The C-5Ms assigned to Dover AFB, Del., will relocated to JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., this summer during the next phase of the base’s 18-month runway reconstruction project. Dover’s north-south runway 01-19 has been closed since early February, but the base’s other...

Incentive Pay for Active Duty Pilots, CSOs

Active Duty pilots and combat systems officers may be eligible for up to $25,000 per year incentive pay under the Fiscal 2015 Aviator Retention Pay Program, according to an April 6 release. Lieutenant colonels and below “who will not reach...

The Wrong Side of the Cost Curve

The United States is on the “wrong side” of the ballistic missile defense “cost curve,” US Northern Command boss Adm. William Gortney told reporters during a Pentagon briefing on Tuesday. “We’re shooting down not very expensive rockets with very expensive...

Fast, CAS on Tap

DARPA successfully tested the air and ground elements of its prototype Precision Close Air Support system for the first time during a Marine Corps training exercise in March, the agency announced. “The successful tests point the way to a new...