With EBO, You’d Be Home Now

If the concept of effects-based operations had been applied between 2001 and 2003, the US might have already achieved its ends in the Middle East, according to Lt. Gen. David Deptula, chief of ISR matters on the Air Staff. At...

WGS-3 Enters Service

Boeing announced Monday that WGS-3, the third Wideband Global Satcom satellite, has entered Air Force service. “This milestone means that our warfighters around the world, even deep in the mountains or far out at sea, can now reap the benefits...

C-17 Crash Investigation Begins

The safety investigation board looking into last week’s fatal C-17 crash convened Monday at JB Elmendorf, Alaska, to begin its inquiry, base spokesman Bob Hall told the Daily Report. The C-17 went down shortly after takeoff from Elmendorf on a...

McCain Blocks Clapper Vote

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday placed a hold on the full Senate vote to approve James Clapper as the next director of national intelligence. “Senator McCain requested a specific report from Mr. Clapper and until that report is provided,...

NORAD-Russia Exercise to Track Airliner across Borders

Vigilant Eagle, the first-ever NORAD-Russia live-fly, cooperative air defense exercise is scheduled to begin Sunday in airspace near western Alaska and eastern Russia. US and Russian fighters, airborne warning and control aircraft, and aerial refueling platforms will participate, along with...

New Wing Activated at Elmendorf

The 673rd Air Base Wing has begun operations at Joint Base Elmendorf in Alaska. It is the supporting unit for the new joint installation created under BRAC 2005 by combining Elmendorf Air Force Base with Fort Richardson Army Garrison near...

USAF Revising All Enlisted PME Courses

The Air Force is revising all of its enlisted professional military education courses this year to incorporate revisions to its list of institutional competencies, says Daniel Sitterly, director of force development on the Air Staff. Testifying before House lawmakers, he...

Boeing Relocates C-130 AMP, B-1 Programs

Boeing will be moving its C-130 avionics modernization program and B-1 program offices from Long Beach, Calif., to Oklahoma City, Okla., the company announced Monday. These moves are meant to keep costs affordable, said company officials. The C-130 program will...

Croatia in Talks to Join C-17 Partnership

Croatia is reportedly in talks to join the multinational Strategic Airlift Capability consortium that operates three C-17 transports out of Papa AB, Hungary. The 12-nation partnership, including the United States, NATO members, and friends, stood up in July 2009. The...

Air Sorties from SWA 072410

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, July 24, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 24 64 88 14,060 CAS/Armed Recon 24 76 100 19,460 Airlift 193 193 35,450 Air refueling 53 53 9,361 Rescue 37 37 4,276 Total...