First Objective

Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R- La.), and Gov. Bob Riley (R-Ala.) on Monday announced the launch of The Aerospace Alliance, a private-public partnership of business leaders, economic development professionals, and government officials to establish the Gulf Coast...

Fission and Fusion

As part of the Air Force’s organizational moves to bolster oversight of its nuclear weapons, the service formally relocated on Oct. 25 the 498th Munitions Maintenance Group, along with its new subordinate unit, the 19th Munitions Squadron, from Kirtland AFB,...

Return to Flight

The first of two former Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft converted for environmental science research for NASA made its maiden voyage, a four-hour checkout flight, on Oct. 23 over the skies of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center...

Stop Loss Compensation

Airmen who were involuntarily extended on active duty between 9/11 and Sept. 30, 2009, because of Stop Loss may be eligible for retroactive special pay compensation based on a provision in the 2009 war supplemental, according to the Air Reserve...

Cadets Honored

Air Education and Training Command on Oct. 23 dedicated a new monument at Randolph AFB, Tex., to the memory of the more than 13,000 aviation cadets and student pilots who have received pilot training at the Texas base since 1917....

Safe Driver

SrA. James Broderick, a Minuteman payload transporter van operator with the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., was recognized by the wing earlier this month for sustained excellence in executing his job. Col. Michael Fortney, 341st MW commander, on...

Stepping Up

SrA. Raymond Jones, a plans and programming projects manager with the 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Oct, 3 established a wounded warrior program at the base to ease the transition of wounded servicemembers through the...

Help in Airmen’s Recovery

China will reportedly search for the remains of the US airmen who were lost when their bomber aircraft crashed on Nov. 5, 1950 while flying over China’s southern Guangdong province. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that China’s official Xinhua News...

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia

Oct. 22, 2009 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 26 29 55 13,600 CAS/Armed Recon 23 70 93 28,732 Airlift 141 141 39,369 Air refueling 49 49 14,192 Total 338 95,893 OIF=Operation Iraqi Freedom OEF=Operation Enduring Freedom ISR=Intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance...