No Solo Attempt

EADS does not plan to bid on its own against Boeing for the Air Force’s KC-X tanker contract or seek another partner in lieu of teammate Northrop Grumman’s exit, company CEO Louis Gallois told reporters Tuesday in Paris. “I don’t...

Looking for Trouble

That’s what the airmen of the 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron who operate MC-12W surveillance aircraft out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, are meant to do. Since the all-volunteer unit stood up in December, it has flown 130 sorties, logging more than...

Tremendous Value

One of the tools singled out by Army Gen. William Ward, head of US Africa Command, during his Tuesday testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee was the effectiveness of the command’s various partnership-building activities with allied military forces on...

Nearing Fullness

The 617th Air and Space Operations Center at Ramstein AB, Germany—Air Forces Africa’s nerve center for supporting US military air activities on the African continent—is expected to be fully operational by June, Army Gen. William Ward, US Africa Command head,...

JTAC Chatter

US Air Forces in Europe is increasing the number of joint terminal attack controllers from partner nations that it trains to make more of these highly skilled assets available in Afghanistan. Adm. James Stavridis, US European Command boss, told the...

Vipers as Targets

The Air Force has chosen Boeing to convert up to 126 retired F-16 fighters to unmanned full-scale aerial targets designated QF-16s. They will succeed the Air Force’s inventory of QF-4 targets that are used today to help develop weapons and...

USAF Medics in Angol

The Air Force on Monday dispatched an expeditionary medical support team aboard a C-17 transport from Lackland AFB, Tex., to Chile to aid local medics in treating victims of the massive earthquake that rocked the South American nation on Feb....

Unmanned First for USAFA

Four junior and 20 sophomore US Air Force Academy cadets on Feb. 25 received the first unmanned aerial systems-remotely piloted aircraft wings awarded in the institution’s 55-year history. “I’m thrilled to recognize the first class of cadets to graduate from...

Air Sorties from SWA 030510

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, March 5, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 31 36 67 3,685 CAS/Armed Recon 22 65 87 5,634 Airlift 172 172 10,258 Air refueling 46 46 2,633 Rescue 13 13 111 Total...