McPeak Speaks Out on F-22

Although the Obama Administration, together with its Congressional allies, has seemingly succeeded in ending production of the F-22, retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, 14th Air Force Chief of Staff and the national co-chair of Obama’s successful Presidential campaign, is still rising...

Andersen Shows Off Its Future Capability

Air Force officials last week unveiled a RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance aircraft at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft displayed is one of the three that are slated to call the Pacific base a permanent home starting next summer, Guam’s...

MP-RTIP Demo for Joint STARS

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $57.1 million contract on Aug. 7 to supply “a demonstration unit of the initial parts” of the MP-RTIP radar configured for the E-8C Joint STARS ground-surveillance aircraft. MP-RTIP is the sophisticated advanced electronically...

Firepower on Target

Members of the Missouri, Ohio, and New York Air National Guard, along with active duty and Air Force Reserve Command airmen, came together under the auspices of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on Aug. 8...

Accommodating the Buildup

As Cannon AFB, N.M., continues to grow into the Air Force Special Operations Command’s second hub of operations—along with Hurlburt Field, Fla.—the desert base is expected to run out of on-base dorm rooms and housing units by around the end...

Getting an Eyeful

WC-130J hurricane hunter aircraft from Air Force Reserve Command’s 403rd Wing at Keesler AFB, Miss., began arriving at Hickam AFB, Hawaii on Aug. 8 to monitor Hurricane Felicia, which was brewing in the Pacific and heading toward Hawaii. The aircraft...

July Numbers Good

All the services and their reserve components continue to show strong recruiting and retention efforts. Statistically, the Air National Guard fell slightly short of its goal of 855 recruits for the month of July and the Army National Guard came...

KC-135E Arrives at New Home

The Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Del., on Aug. 7 took delivery of a KC-135E tanker that will join its other 27 aircraft on permanent display. “This is just another part of what we’re supposed to be doing,...

Airman Receives Bronze Star

Capt. Kenneth McGrew, executive officer to the commander of Air University’s Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development at Maxwell AFB, Ala., received a Bronze Star Medal on July 24 for his meritorious service as an intelligence...

Diffusing an Explosive Situation

Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at Cannon AFB, N.M., late last month responded in support of law enforcement when a bomb scare arose in the local town of Clovis. These airmen were able to apply their training and...

Air Sorties from SWA

Air Sorties in War on Terrorism, Southwest AsiaAug. 5-6, 2009 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 52 53 104 9,206 CAS/Armed Recon 42 160 202 20,845 Airlift 307 307 28,396 Air refueling 108 108 10,102 Total 721 68,549...