B-52s Train in Australia

B-52s from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Andersen AFB, Guam, flew 12 sorties down to Australia over a 10-day period this month to conduct close air support training with Australian joint terminal attack controllers. These activities were part of...

Field Takes Command of 5th Air Force

Lt. Gen. Burton Field on Monday assumed command of 5th Air Force and US Forces, Japan, from Lt. Gen. Edward Rice in a ceremony at Yokota Air Base. Field comes to Yokota from the Pentagon where he served since February...

Air Force, Army Stage Massive Paratrooper Exercise

Mobility airmen and transport aircraft converged at Alexandria International Airport in central Louisiana to stage the largest movement of Army paratroopers in more than a decade. The Joint Readiness Training Center at nearby Fort Polk sponsored the exercise, which saw...

F-15 Flies with Biomass Fuel Blend

The Air Force has flown an F-15 for the first time on a fuel blend containing a biomass-derived fuel in addition to standard JP-8 aviation fuel. Members of the 46th Test Wing, along with USAF engineers, evaluated the F-15 engines’...

Digital Shift

The 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., now has under its purview the joint digital integration for combat engagement, or JDICE, mission. The wing’s 505th Operations Group, located at Nellis AFB, Nev., took over the mission from...

UAE F-16 Training Mission Concludes

The United Arab Emirates air force has concluded its F-16 training with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson after roughly a decade and more than 100 of its pilots trained. It will now train its F-16...

Kandahar Air Wing Certified for Mi-17 Inspections

Afghan maintainers at Kandahar Air Base are now certified to conduct 100-hour inspections on Mi-17 transport helicopters after successfully completing their first inspection. Under the close supervision of NATO advisors and a nine-member Afghan team from Kabul, the Kandahar maintainers...

Spirit of San Antonio to Grace Randolph

The last T-43A remaining at Randolph AFB, Tex, fittingly named the Spirit of San Antonio, will make its final move on Nov. 6 when it goes on display outside the base, which has been its home for the past 17...

Air Sorties in SWA 101710

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Oct. 17, 2010 Sortie Type OND OEF OND/OEF Total YTD ISR 22 70 92 21,745 CAS/Armed Recon 14 88 102 28,248 Airlift 179 179 50,330 Air refueling 47 47 14,051 Rescue 32 32 6,450 Total...