Cool Your JETs

The increase in Army and Marine Corps end strength “won’t substantially reduce” the number of airmen performing joint expeditionary taskings right away, an Air Force spokesman tells the Daily Report. The growth of land forces, he said, is focused on...

A New START

The United States and Russia have agreed to a new Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty that will slash the levels of each side’s deployed nuclear warheads by about one third to a ceiling of 1,550 and nearly halve the number of...

Son of CSAR-X

The Air Force has started the search for a platform to replace its HH-60G rescue helicopters by issuing a notice seeking industry input on suitable platforms. Gone is the name CSAR-X for this notional successor platform; the new name is...

Birds of Prey Welcome

Adm. Robert Willard, US Pacific Command boss, told Senate lawmakers last week that he’s “very pleased” that F-22s are already based in Alaska and will soon be calling Hickam AFB, Hawaii, home, too. “We look forward to those assets,” he...

Chilean Medical Mission Complete

Members of the Air Force expeditionary medical support team completed their humanitarian mission in Angol, Chile, on March 26, having built an expeditionary hospital there and helped augment medical care for members of the local community after a powerful earthquake...

New Lessons Learned Hub

The Air Force on March 26 activated the 422nd Joint Tactics Squadron under the Air Force Expeditionary Center at JB McGuire, N.J. The new unit, formerly just a division within the center, will be the central repository for expeditionary combat...

Speaking in Code

Despite the temperature extremes, wind, dust, and rocks associated with operating fighter aircraft out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, members of the 34th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit there on March 23 reached an impressive milestone. On that day, one of the...

Navigating Through the Changes

The Air Force’s next-generation control segment for Global Positioning System satellites, commonly known as OCX, will allow operators to command up to 64 GPS satellites, twice as many as is possible with the current control element, say Air Force officials....

Air Sorties from SWA 032410

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, March 24-25, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 55 71 126 4,993 CAS/Armed Recon 42 160 202 7,593 Airlift 380 380 13,842 Air refueling 92 92 3,490 Rescue 47 47 580 Total...