Little Cousins Visiting From Arizona

A contingent of 10 F-16s and 108 airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz., is operating out of Langley AFB, Va., for several weeks to provide Langley’s F-22s with mock adversaries in training drills. “We are here...

Cyber Training Course Starts at Keesler

The Air Force on Monday launched its new undergraduate cyber training course for officers at Keesler AFB, Miss. The six-month course provides initial training for 17DX cyber operations officers, a career field that replaces 33SX communications officers. Lt. Col. Scott...

Air Force Reserve Seeks to Boost IMA Force

Air Force Reserve Command is looking to hire 1,600 airmen by September to be individual mobilization augmentees. “Recent attrition rates and the rise of new positions have created a great need to grow the [IMA] program,” command officials stated in...

Mobility Unit Repositioned in Pacific

Air Mobility Command’s 715th Air Mobility Operations Group has relocated to JB Elmendorf, Alaska, from Hickam AFB, Hawaii, officials at Elmendorf announced Monday. The move positions the group to support better the en route infrastructure for moving forces in Alaska...

Two Air Force Units Inactivated

The 586th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, operating at an air base in Southwest Asia, and the 732nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, were inactivated earlier this month during separate ceremonies. The 586th EMSG had been supporting...

Engine Maintainers Keep C-130s Purring

A team of 20 active duty airmen, Air National Guardsmen, and Air Force Reservists is responsible for in-theater upkeep of the T-56 engines and propellers used on C-130 transports in Southwest Asia. They form the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron’s C-130...

YF-22 Back at Edwards

Officials with the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, Calif., held a dedication ceremony on June 11 to welcome a YF-22, a prototype of the F-22 stealth fighter, into the center’s museum. “This Raptor is a great addition...

Face-to-Face Time

Brig. Gen. Michael Callan, vice commander of 17th Air Force (Air Forces Africa) at Ramstein AB, Germany, in early June made his first official trip to Battle Creek ANGB, Mich., to meet with the Air Guardsmen of the 110th Air...

Bronze Star for Lackland Airman

Maj. Anthony Diaz, operations officer with the 802nd Contracting Squadron at Lackland AFB, Tex., on June 14 received a Bronze Star medal for his meritorious service in Iraq. During a 12-month deployment that concluded earlier this year, Diaz served in...

Gates Eyes USMC Aviator as Next Commandant

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he has recommended that President Obama nominate Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, a career aviator, to be the next Marine Corps commandant. If nominated and confirmed, Amos would be the first Marine aviator to...

Air Sorties from SWA 061610

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, June 16-17, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 20 110 160 10,986 CAS/Armed Recon 40 178 218 15,829 Airlift 332 332 28,775 Air refueling 104 104 7,399 Rescue 57 57 3,139 Total...