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After more than seven years of planning and preparation, the new operating facilities for the 497th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Langley AFB, Va., are now fully operational. This unit runs DGS-1, one of the main hubs for the...

Shakeup at Lockheed Martin

Less than two months after declaring that Dan Crowley wouldn’t be budged from his job as head of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program despite the turbulence that it has experienced of late, company leaders Monday announced that Crowley will be promoted...

Other Lockheed Musical Chairs

Lockheed Martin’s promotion of Dan Crowley on Monday to chief operating officer of the company’s aeronautics business unit, after five years at the helm of the company’s F-35 program, brings with it changes to another Air Force fighter project. Larry...

Air Guardsmen in Hungary

About 100 members of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Fighter Wing in Springfield arrived in Kecskemet, Hungary, in late April to participate in a two-week combat-training exercise sponsored by the Hungarian military. The event runs through May 10. These...

Sea Avenger Unveiled

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems on Monday unveiled a maritime version of its jet-powered Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle that has been offered to the Air Force. The company said in a release it formally proposed Sea Avenger, as it...

Winds of Change

The Defense Department on April 30 informed Oregon lawmakers that it would no longer block the $2 billion project to erect the world’s largest wind farm outside of Portland over concerns that the wind turbines might interfere with a 50-year-old...

Air Sorties from SWA 042510

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, April 25-26, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 54 83 137 7,148 CAS/Armed Recon 48 146 194 10,724 Airlift 346 346 19,767 Air refueling 83 83 4,937 Rescue 50 50 1,559 Total...