First F-22s Arrive at Hickam

Officials at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, got together with senior Hawaii state lawmakers to celebrate the arrival of the first two F-22 Raptors slated to call Hickam home. Hickam is scheduled to receive a total of 20 F-22s that members...

A Full Dose of Liberty

The Air Force recently deployed the 30th MC-12W Liberty intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance aircraft to Southwest Asia, thus completing the initial deployment of the entire operational fleet in only 13 months. “This project is an unqualified success, and the model for how we...

EADS Tanker Team Arrives in Mobile

Following through on a company pledge, EADS North America’s KC-X tanker team arrived Monday in Mobile, Ala., It is setting up operations there to be prepared to start work quickly if chosen to supply the Air Force’s new KC-X tanker....

No Denying Them Entry

Eighteen Air Force transport aircraft from various USAF bases took part in June in the largest formation ever assembled for a joint forcible entry exercise held at Pope AFB, N.C., and nearby Fort Bragg. The air armada included 10 C-130s...

Security Forces Unit Inactivated

The 732nd Security Forces Squadron, Det. 3, at Camp Tiji, Iraq, was inactivated during a ceremony July 3. The detachment worked with the Iraqi police so the Iraqi army could move away from the cities toward the border, according to...

Singaporean Leader Visits Mountain Home

Republic of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong got the opportunity to see up close and personal how his countrymen are faring at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, site of Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG fighter training. Lee toured base...

Hanscom Team Finishes FMS Upgrade in Bulgaria

A team from the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., recently completed site acceptance testing and flight certification of a new military navigation system for the Bulgarian air force, Hanscom officials announced Monday. The group completed work on the...

Airman Saves Baby in Fire

SrA. John Muirhead, a firefighter with the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron at JB McGuire, N.J., is a true livesaver. While off-duty and visiting a friend recently at a nearby fire station, he helped respond to a local house fire in...

Phantom Eye Emerges

In a ceremony in St. Louis, Boeing on Monday unveiled its hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye remotely piloted aircraft, which is designed to remain aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. “Phantom Eye is the first of its kind and...

Army Sky Warrior Enters Low-rate Production

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced that the Sky Warrior remotely piloted aircraft that it is building for the Army has entered low-rate initial production. Clearing the way for this milestone was the receipt of about half the funds of a...

Air Sorties from SWA 070510

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, July 5, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 21 61 82 12,436 CAS/Armed Recon 22 86 108 17,613 Airlift 174 174 31,943 Air refueling 54 54 8,318 Rescue 36 36 3,699 Total...