Raptor to Make Korea Debut

Four F-22 fighters will participate in Invincible Spirit, a combined, large-scale US-South Korean air and maritime readiness exercise starting later this month, according to US defense officials. Although Raptors have routinely deployed to Okinawa, Japan, and Guam over the past...

Technology Horizons Paper Released

Technology Horizons Paper Released: The Air Force on Wednesday issued Technology Horizons, the vision document that charts the service’s science and technology goals and priorities out to 2030. It highlights technologically achievable breakthroughs in that timeframe to increase the effectiveness...

Odierno Supports Sale of F-16s to Iraq

Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, top US general in Iraq, said Wednesday he supports the sale of F-16s to the Iraqi air force. “They are going to buy multi-role aircraft, so . . . I’d rather have them buy F-16s. That’s...

Moody Marks Opening of Engine Repair Facility

Officials with the 23rd Wing at Moody AFB, Ga., recently celebrated the opening of the new TF34 engine repair facility at the base. TF34s power the Air Force’s A-10 ground-attack aircraft. Per BRAC 2005, the Air Force relocated its TF34...

Senior Marine Moves

President Obama on Wednesday nominated Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to head US Central Command. If the Senate approves his nomination, Mattis, would fill the void at CENTCOM’s top post left by the departure of Army Gen. David Petraeus in...

Software Delivered for Key F-35 Sensor

Northrop Grumman announced Wednesday that it has delivered the operational software package for the AN/AAQ-37 electro-optical distributed aperture system on the F-35 strike fighter. The delivery was made to Lockheed Martin, F-35 prime contractor, for integration on the stealth fighter...

First Missile Shot From New F-15 Weapons Bay

Boeing says it has successfully launched a missile for the first time from the new conformal weapons bay designed for the company’s new F-15 fighter variant called the Silent Eagle. Boeing’s F-15E1 demonstration aircraft has been fitted with the CWB....

Bronze Star for Airman

MSgt. James Nelson of the 33rd Operations Group at Eglin AFB, Fla., has received a Bronze Star medal, Eglin officials announced Wednesday. Nelson was recognized for his meritorious service during a recent deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. He has...

Exhibit to Honor Fighter Ace Robin Olds

The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, is adding a new exhibit to honor the late fighter ace Robin Olds. The exhibit is slated to open in spring 2011 as part of a larger renovation of...

Air Sorties from SWA 071310

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, July 13-14, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 50 116 166 13,159 CAS/Armed Recon 30 163 193 18,519 Airlift 331 331 33,621 Air refueling 109 109 8,810 Rescue 75 75 4,028 Total...