Elmendorf Says Goodbye to Last F-15

The last F-15 assigned to JB Elmendorf, Alaska, has left the base for good, flying to its new assignment with the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield. This departure completed Elmendorf’s divestiture of its 24 F-15s as...

Pakistan Lifeline Continues

US military aircraft have delivered more than 10 million pounds of aid in support of the international flood relief efforts in Pakistan, according to Defense Department and State Department officials. Currently, an average of four to six C-130 and C-17...

Some Perspective on GPS

Despite a less-than-optimistic Government Accountability Office report earlier this month on the Global Positioning System’s future, Air Force space officials have a bright outlook on the constellation of positioning, navigation, and timing satellites. “I think there was a tendency in...

Nuclear Intelligence for the Nuclear Mission

Air Force Global Strike Command intelligence units are learning the skills needed to support the nuclear deterrent mission through a new, first-of-its-kind training course in nuclear intelligence. “It is important for our students to understand the nuclear aspect and how...

Entering the High-Velocity Zone

Beginning Oct. 1, B-1 bombers arriving for pre-programmed depot maintenance at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center on the grounds of Tinker AFB, Okla., will undergo the prototype version of the new high-velocity maintenance construct. The goal of the HVM...

Air Guard Offices Unite Under One Roof

National Guard Bureau officials have dedicated Sheppard Hall, the new $52 million addition to the Air National Guard Readiness Center at JB Andrews, Md. The addition, named after retired Maj. Gen. Donald Sheppard, former ANG director, includes administrative offices for...

Airmen Give Leathernecks Some Shade

Members of the 777th Expeditionary Prime BEEF Squadron are erecting 10 canopy structures at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to shield the first unit of Marine Corps F/A-18 fighters to be stationed there from the unforgiving Afghan sun. “We’re here to provide...

Elmendorf Opens New PME Facility

The Air Force’s newest professional military education center has opened its doors at JB Elmendorf, Alaska, base officials announced Monday. The modern $13 million, 22,000-square-foot facility replaces an old converted dining facility that was used for PME. Senior airmen selected...

Air Sorties in SWA 091910

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Sept. 19, 2010 Sortie Type OND OEF OND/OEF Total YTD ISR 22 73 95 19,212 CAS/Armed Recon 12 102 114 25,345 Airlift 180 180 45,349 Air refueling 70 70 12,581 Rescue 11 11 5,740 Total...