Daily Report

July 22, 2014

“Strategic Agility” Coming Soon

The Air Force will roll out “the final piece” of its new strategic plan by the end of the month, and it will reveal how the service plans to size and use its reserve component, Air Force Reserve chief Lt....

Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama awarded Army SSgt. Ryan Pitts the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for valor in combat, during a ceremony at the White House Monday. As a forward observer with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd...

Report Warns of Inherent Risks in Cyber Technology

A new Center for New American Security report warns the immense advantages of digital technology also bring inherent risks, including the danger that cyber insecurity could undermine the mutually assured destruction doctrine America relies on to prevent nuclear war. The...

Air Force to Cut Civilian Headquarters Workforce

The Air Force is offering voluntary early retirement authority and voluntary separation incentive pay to civilian personnel in an effort to reduce the headquarters staff by 3,459 positions. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but...

Weapons School Students Fly Modified B-1B

Students at USAF’s Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev., got to fly with the first newly upgraded “Sustainment Block-16” B-1B bomber during the recent integration phase of the weapons school course, according to a July 21 release. Airmen with the...

ISAF Forces Provide Airlift for Presidential Audit

As part of the effort to audit the votes of the disputed recent Afghan presidential election, approximately 2,000 ballot boxes from Balkh province and Ghazni province have been moved to Kabul by International Security Assistance Force aircraft, assisted by USAF...

Munitions Airmen Help Meet RIMPAC Demands

Airmen from the 15th Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight, along with an additional 62 munitions personnel deployed from six other USAF units, have worked tirelessly since late June checking in munitions for more than 60 aircraft participating in the Rim of...