New Cyber Arm Activated

Air Force Space Command on Tuesday activated 24th Air Force, the new numbered air force at Lackland AFB, Tex., that will oversee the Air Force’s cyber operations. Gen. Robert Kehler, AFSPC head, presided over the activation ceremony. The new organization,...

Another High Mark

The Air Force airdropped a record 3.3 million pounds of supplies into Afghanistan in July, eclipsing June’s total of 3.2 million pounds as the highest monthly total since US military operations began in Afghanistan in late 2001. The 772nd Expeditionary...

Inexcusable

President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his staunch opposition to funding what he calls wasteful military projects such as the F-22 and the F-35 competing engine. In a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix, the President...

Enlisting More Help

The first class of enlisted airmen to train as unmanned aircraft system sensor operators at Randolph AFB, Tex., began their 21-day basic technical schooling on Monday. The plan, as announced last month, was to select cross-trainees for this first course...

Wilkommen in Germany

Seventeenth Air Force, the air component of US Africa Command, earlier this month hosted the first visit by a delegation of Burkina Faso officers to an American military base in Germany. The three-member group from the West African nation spent...

DARTing Around

Air Force Reserve Command’s 934th Airlift Wing hosted a two-day dissimilar aircraft readiness training exercise for the command’s aeromedical evacuation squadrons Aug. 8-9 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul ARS in Minneapolis, Minn. The quarterly event brought together about 120 Reservists from...

Merging Comm and IT

Warner Robins Air Logistic Center on the grounds of Robins AFB, Ga., on July 31 became the first of the Air Force’s three depots to stand up a communications directorate. The new 78th Communications Directorate combines the functions of the...

Two Better Than One

Boeing announced Tuesday that its industry team has completed construction of a second interceptor test silo for the Missile Defense Agency’s ground-based midcourse defense system at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. The first GMD test silo has been in use at Vandenberg...

Air Sorties from SWA, Aug. 15, 2009

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2009 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 26 23 49 9,674 CAS/Armed Recon 24 81 105 21,672 Airlift 133 133 29,679 Air refueling 58 58 10,561 Total 345 71,586 OIF=Operation Iraqi...