Holloman F-22s Venturing Out

A contingent of 12 F-22s and about 250 airmen from the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman AFB, N.M., is deploying this week to Kadena AB, Japan, as part of a normal rotation of combat forces to US Pacific Command’s area...

Up Close and Personal

Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton on May 20 visited Air Force Global Strike Command headquarters at Barksdale AFB, La., to get a first-hand view of the organization and its airmen. Conaton, sworn in as the Air Force’s No....

A First for Spangdahlem Warthogs

An expeditionary force of A-10 ground-attack airplanes and more than 200 airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, has arrived at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for a four-month deployment. These A-10s, now dubbed the 81st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron,...

Short Stint

Eight of the F-15s in the 71st Fighter Squadron at JB Langley, Va., have been fitted with Raytheon’s APG-63(V)3 advanced electronically scanned array radar system. But those aircraft will not be at Langley much longer. In fact, the entire 20-aircraft...

Gorgon Stare Update

The Air Force now has four Gorgon Stare sensor pods in flight test, Maj. Richard Johnson, spokesman in USAF headquarters for intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance matters, tells the Daily Report. The service is gearing up to operate these pods on MQ-9 Reaper remotely...

Coming Within Range

Boeing and Rockwell Collins have turned in their proposals for phase 2 of the Air Force’s common range integrated instrumentation system program. Boeing announced its submittal in a release May 19, while Rockwell Collins spokesman Dave Gosch confirmed this to...

Blue Star Museums

More than 600 museums across all 50 United States are offering free admission to US military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 31) through Labor Day (Sept. 6) to show their appreciation of those serving in uniform. The...

The Missing Link

Last week a Daily Report entry—Rescue Crew Takes MacKay Trophy—had a missing hyperlink to the original report with details of the rescue operation that earned Pedro 16 the MacKay. We’ve repaired the DR entry and here also is the direct...

Unconventional War Pioneer Aderholt Dies

Retired Brig. Gen. Harry C. “Heinie” Aderholt, former commander of the 1st Air Commando Wing, died peacefully in his home in Okaloosa County, Fla., on May 20 at age 90. According to his Destin Log obituary, Aderholt was called “Air...

Air Sorties from SWA 051610

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, May 16, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 25 29 54 8,521 CAS/Armed Recon 20 77 97 12,685 Airlift 180 180 23,239 Air refueling 51 51 5,878 Rescue 30 30 2,150 Total...