Progress Report

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley last week toured the basic expeditionary airman skills and training complex at Lackland AFB, Tex., and presided over the latest basic military training graduation. “This is the first-year anniversary of the extension of BMT from...

Smaller, But Still Important

Gen. Roger Brady, US Air Forces in Europe boss, told airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, on Jan. 8 that the base will continue to be an important fighter hub in Europe as well as a...

Return of the 45th Fighter Squadron

Air Force Reserve Command officials on Jan. 7 formally reactivated the 45th Fighter Squadron, an A-10 training unit, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. The unit last flew A-10s before its deactivation in 1994. The reanimated squadron, which falls administratively under the...

Green Flag Kicks Off

The newest iteration of Green Flag close air support training kicked off Monday at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and Nellis AFB, Nev., and will continue through the end of the month. Participants in Green Flag-West 10-03...

Getting Ready

The 69th Bomb Squadron at Minot AFB, N.D., USAF’s newest operational B-52 bomber unit, is set to undergo its initial nuclear surety inspection starting Jan. 19. Minot officials activated the squadron last September as part of the 5th Bomb Wing....

Changes Afoot at Ali Base

By August, the Air Force anticipates that its presence at Ali Base, Iraq, will be one-third less than it is today, according to officials deployed there with the 407th Air Expeditionary Group. USAF is reducing its presence at the installation...

Top Jock

Capt. Ian Holt of the 319th Missile Squadron at FE Warren AFB, Wyo., is the Air Force Male Athlete of the Year for 2009. Holt, who serves as a command post missile combat crew commander, is a competitive cyclist who...

Making Them Feel Welcome

The US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., has established an annual logistics award designed to inspire those midshipmen desiring a career in Air Force logistics. The award, which recognizes outstanding USMMA graduates, is named after Lt. Col. Heather...

Face-to-Face

After 65 years, Barrie Davis, a World War II fighter ace, later this month is set to meet the Romanian air force pilot who, flying a German-made Messerschmidt Bf-109G fighter, tore up his P-51 Mustang during an encounter over the...

Air Sorties from SWA 011210

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Jan. 5-6, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 48 60 108 342 CAS/Armed Recon 42 462 204 572 Airlift 306 306 922 Air refueling 86 86 251 Total 704 2,087 OIF=Operation Iraqi...