Ready for Action

Twenty-fourth Air Force, USAF’s new cyber operations arm, has been cleared to commence initial operations, Air Force Space Command announced Monday. Gen. Robert Kehler, AFSPC boss, made the decision on Jan. 22 by certifying that the organization had achieved initial...

T Minus Six

The Air Force remains on track to transfer its nuclear bomber forces from Air Combat Command to Air Force Global Strike Command on Feb. 1. So said Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command boss, on Jan. 21...

No ‘I’ in Bomber Team

Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Combat Command will continue to work “very closely” on bomber-related issues even after the former assumes responsibility next month from ACC for the B-2A and B-52H bomber fleets, says Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz,...

Diligent Stewards

Air Force Space Command has upgraded the software for the Global Positioning System ground control element at Schriever AFB, Colo. The changeover to the new software occurred, as scheduled, on Jan. 11, a spokesman for the service’s GPS Wing at...

Getting Ready to Rock

The Missile Defense Agency last week released a video of the Airborne Laser test aircraft engaging a target missile with its high-energy kill laser during a non-lethal test on Jan. 10 off of the California coast. According to MDA, this...

Five so Far

Among the myriad tasks accomplished by airmen in support of the Haiti relief mission since it began on Jan. 13 are five airdrops of supplies directly to the rescue and recovery forces on the ground there. The most recent airdrop...

Barksdale Airmen Shine

The airmen of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, La., on Jan. 13 completed a one-week, no-notice nuclear surety inspection and performed well. In fact, 26 airmen and 23 teams were recognized for superior performance. “Congratulations on another extremely...

See You Again in Two Years

More than 100 active duty and reserve airmen and a group of US sailors, along with a handful of US military aircraft, participated in the first-ever Bahrain International Airshow that took place Jan, 21-23 in Manama on the small island-nation....

Air Sorties from SWA 012610

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Jan. 21, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 28 31 59 1,217 CAS/Armed Recon 16 79 95 1,971 Airlift 160 160 3,256 Air refueling 44 44 904 Total 358 7,348 OIF=Operation Iraqi...