Airman Dies at Minot

Officials at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota have identified the airman who was killed April 29 during routine training as SrA. Richard Allan Gallelli Jr., 22, according to news reports. Gallelli, who was a member of the 17th...

Exceeded Expectations

Last fall in Iraq, the Air Force and Army jointly tested a direct support concept of employment that had the 164th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a C-130 contingent from the Ohio Air National Guard, collocated with and under the control of...

Other Five C-5As in 2012

USAF officials confirmed to lawmakers Wednesday that USAF wants to retire 22 C-5As—17 in Fiscal 2011 and the other five in 2012, if Congress lifts the ban on reducing the C-5 inventory. To meet its new 32.7 million ton miles...

Where Are the C-5As?

All C-5A model aircraft reside with Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command units. USAF’s plan to retire 22 over the next two years would strip 10 from the AFRC unit at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and the other 12...

Counting on 19 Percent Down

The new Mobility Capability and Requirements Study shows there’s a shortage of aerial refueling capability, and Brig. Gen. Michelle Johnson, with US Transportation Command, explained to lawmakers April 28, that one reason is that “up to 19 percent of the...

Temporary Reprieve for Puerto Rico ANG

Senior Air Force officials told lawmakers April 28 that USAF would hold off temporarily on its plan to retire the C-130s of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard in 2011. Last month, Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), co-chair of the Senate...

Making an “Interesting Point”

In prepared remarks, Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Air National Guard director, told lawmakers this week that he wanted to “make an interesting point” about incentives. He first described one of the Air Guard’s tactical air control party specialists who “recently...

Lag Behind Active Duty

Noting that the Air National Guard has become “more of an operational force,” in his prepared remarks before the House Armed Services readiness panel April 27, Air Guard boss Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt said that level of effort has brought...

Airman Makes Time 100

Airman Makes Time 100: CMSgt. Antonio Travis is on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people for 2010. Travis, who is the chief enlisted manager of the Air Force Special Operations Training Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., was...

Air Sorties from SWA 042310

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, April 23, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 28 44 72 6,944 CAS/Armed Recon 16 71 87 10,450 Airlift 193 193 19,242 Air refueling 45 45 4,810 Rescue 30 30 1,482 Total...