Former Chief of Staff Lew Allen Dies

Retired Gen. Lew Allen Jr., 10th Air Force Chief of Staff and former National Security Agency director, died Monday in Potomac Falls, Va., the Air Force announced late Tuesday. He was 84. Allen will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery,...

Pushback

The White House’s plans to slash the size of the US nuclear arsenal are reportedly facing resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other US agencies out of concern that they may be too ambitious. The Los Angeles Times reported...

More JASSMs on Horizon

The Air Force has announced its intent to award Lockheed Martin the contract for Lot 9 production of the JASSM cruise missile sometime in late 2010 or early 2011. This lot will include up to 391 missiles in the baseline...

Don’t Forget Us

An entry in Monday’s column failed to mention the contribution of the airmen of the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota AB, Japan, to the success of the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Southwest Asia. The expeditionary unit, a C-130H squadron...

Manas Airmen Share Expertise

Members of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, (formerly called Manas Air Base) hosted a team of Kyrgyz officials for five days in mid-December to instruct them on the installation’s explosive ordnance disposal operations....

Corley to Receive Order of Sword

Retired Gen. John Corley, former Air Combat Command boss, is scheduled for induction into ACC’s Order of the Sword, the highest honor of the enlisted corps, during a ceremony Jan. 13 in Omaha, Neb. “Anyone who served with General Corley...

Bronze Stars for Airmen

Lt. Col. David Bosko and TSgt. David Cheney have received Bronze Star Medals for their meritorious service in Afghanistan. Bosko, deputy commander of the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker AFB, Okla., received his medal for his leadership in establishing...

New DSB Roster

The Pentagon on Tuesday announced the appointment of 39 new members to the Defense Science Board, the top scientific advisory panel to the Defense Secretary and his senior leadership. The list includes Whitten Peters, former Air Force Secretary; John Deutch...

Lone Star BONE Fest

The 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB, Tex., and B-1B.org, a non-profit organization promoting the contributions of the B-1B bomber to national defense, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first B-1B delivery to Dyess in conjunction with the base’s...

Air Sorties from SWA 010610

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Dec. 27-30, 2009 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 113 123 136 17,487 CAS/Armed Recon 76 274 350 35,228 Airlift 639 639 49,572 Air refueling 146 146 17,119 Total 1,371 119,406 OIF=Operation Iraqi...