Airman Killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon announced Jan. 20 that TSgt. Adam K. Ginett, 29, of Knightdale, N.C., died Jan. 19 near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Ginett, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, had deployed from the 31st...

First Time Out in Hogs

Airmen of the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Fighter Wing are on their first deployment with A-10s since the wing switched in April 2007 from the F-16. The 188th FW has sent some 50 airmen initially to Afghanistan to work...

Hectic SAR in Afghanistan

Since forming in October 2009, the 160 active duty and reserve airmen who currently make up the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron have flown 1,103 hours, generated 1,252 sorties, aided in saving 195 lives, and logged 462 assists. The airmen—flight crews,...

A-10 Wing-Set Work Begins

Boeing announced Monday that it has started work on the first A-10 replacement wing set at its production facility in Macon, Ga. USAF has contracted for some 242 wing sets to replace the wings on so-called thin-skinned A-10 Warthogs. Boeing...

Rewiring Eagles

Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, Ga., has formed a new unit to undertake a five-year effort to completely rewire 122 F-15C/D Eagles and then do the same work on the F-15E Strike Eagles, probably lasting another five...

Working Haiti Aid

Army Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, head of Joint Task Force Haiti, told bloggers Monday there has been only one way to get supplies, equipment, and people into earthquake-devastated Haiti, the international airport, which routinely hosted only 13 flights per day....

Haiti Disaster Airlift Response Continues

Haiti Disaster Airlift Response Continues: Air Mobility Command reported Tuesday that its forces so far had flown more than 260 sorties, providing 1,600 tons of cargo and about 2,400 personnel to earthquake-devastated Haiti. AMC forces also have evacuated more than...

Dayton Wants Piece of UAV Pie

According to a report by the Dayton Daily News, zeal for a top role in the unmanned aircraft arena has prompted the Dayton Development Coalition to try to garner support within Congress and the FAA for new airspace near Wright-Patterson...

Marine in Charge

The Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., currently is under command of Marine Corps Col. Arthur Tomassetti while Air Force Col. David Hlatky attends a professional military education course. Tomassetti, who was formerly the lead government pilot...

No More Pentagon Fatigues

The New York Times reports that Defense Secretary Bob Gates wants his staff to return to wearing service dress uniforms rather than battle dress uniforms as has been the custom for many military members assigned to the Pentagon since the...

Oregon Air Guard’s Rosenbaum Dies

Retired Brig. Gen. Fred Rosenbaum, who last served as the assistant Adjutant General (Air) for the Oregon National Guard, died Jan. 12 of kidney cancer at age 83, reports The Oregonian. He served in the Army during World War II...

Air Sorties from SWA 012010

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Jan. 14-16, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 82 93 175 931 CAS/Armed Recon 62 213 275 1,499 Airlift 451 451 2,481 Air refueling 135 135 693 Total 1,036 5,604 OIF=Operation Iraqi...