Jaw-Dropping Airdrop Pace

From January through September, Air Force C-17 and C-130 cargo aircraft dropped slightly more than 40 million pounds of supplies to ground troops in Afghanistan, already shattering last year’s record-setting mark. That figure is already approximately 25 percent more than...

Cyber Joins Basic Military Training

Cyber training is now a permanent fixture of the Air Force’s basic military training curriculum with the launch of a four-hour course earlier this month at Lackland AFB, Tex., home to BMT. The course takes place during the fourth week...

Misawa Coordinates Crash Response with Local Authorities

What happens when an Air Force aircraft crashes outside an overseas base? This is the very question that USAF officials at Misawa AB, Japan, tackled this week in cooperation with local Japanese emergency response officials from Misawa City and Amori...

Robotic Arm Cares for Hearts at Travis

Officials with the David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB, Calif., this week opened the Heart, Lung, and Vascular Center, setting a new standard for specialized care for Northern California veterans. The Reporter, a Vacaville, Calif., newspaper, reported that the...

Mixing it Up in Friendly Skies

Engaging MiG-21s and MiG-29s in the skies over Eastern Europe, an act of war not so long ago, is today an act of solidarity between allies. F-16s assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, joined Bulgarian MiG-21s...

Another Strong Recruiting Year

Just as they did in Fiscal 2009, the Air Force active duty force and its reserve components met or exceeded their enlisted recruiting goals in Fiscal 2010, according to the Pentagon’s newly released year-end statistics. USAF’s active duty component brought...

Moroccans Preview Viper Operations

The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing recently hosted a Royal Moroccan Air Force delegation at McEntire JNGB, S.C., for a tour of the unit’s F-16 operations. The Moroccans will soon become F-16 operators themselves, having ordered 24...

Robots Ordered for Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Boeing and industry partner iRobot have received a contract to provide the Air Force with up to 70 small unmanned ground vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal. The companies will supply the model 310 SUGV under the agreement, which runs through...

World War II Airman’s Remains Identified

Defense Department forensic scientists have identified the remains of 2nd Lt. Arthur F. Parkhurst, an Army Air Forces airman missing in action since March 1945, DOD announced Thursday. His family is now in possession of his remains and he will...

Air Sorties from SWA 100710

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Oct. 7-8, 2010 Sortie Type OND OEF OND/OEF Total YTD ISR 28 144 172 20,911 CAS/Armed Recon 28 163 191 27,312 Airlift 355 355 48,741 Air refueling 107 107 13,603 Rescue 45 45 6,212 Total...