Strategic Approach for Services Contracting

Air Force Materiel Command leadership at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, last week activated a new unit called the Enterprise Sourcing Group to develop strategic contracts for goods and services for stateside Air Force bases. “We will be saving money and manpower...

Allied Early Warning Partnership Continues with SBIRS

The close partnership between the United States, Australia, Britain, and Canada in space-based early warning will continue as the Air Force transitions from the 40 year-old Defense Support Program constellation to the new Space Based Infrared Systems network, according to...

First Cyber Classes Conclude at Wright-Patt

More than 100 students graduated last week from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s new Cyber 200 and Cyber 300 courses at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. These airmen and DOD military personnel were the first-ever participants in these professional development courses,...

NORTHCOM’s “Campaign Framework”

US Northern Command, backing Mexico’s forces against violent drug traffickers, has devised a broad plan for the effort, says its commander. Adm. James Winnefeld last week told a National Homeland Defense Foundation conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., that he has...

“Battle for Future of Mexico”

As drug violence in Mexico has flared, the US military has grown active, providing the Mexican forces with equipment, training, and intelligence. US Northern Command’s commander, Adm. James Winnefeld, speaking in Colorado Springs, Colo., warned that Mexico is in a...

No More Spinning at Holloman

The Air Force last week concluded centrifuge training for aircrews at Holloman AFB, N.M. After 22 years of operations and nearly 32,000 USAF and international pilots going for a “spin” in Holloman’s human centrifuge, the Air Force is consolidating its...

Twenty Million Pounds of Aid

Mobility airmen have helped to deliver approximately 20 million pounds of humanitarian aid to Pakistan, said Air Mobility Command and State Department officials last week. Their activities have been part of the US military’s response since July 29 to the...

JTACs Get Training Boost

The Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation in Orlando, Fla., has developed a new broadcast capability for training ranges that allows joint terminal attack controllers to receive combined live, virtual, and constructive information on their remote equipment during training...

Andersen’s Combat Readiness School Matures

The Combat Readiness School at Andersen AFB, Guam, last month hosted its first combined course, bringing together Guam’s airmen with members of the Royal Australian Air Force. This was another milestone in the school’s evolution. Andresen’s 644th Combat Communications Squadron...

Air Force Museum Director Retiring

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Metcalf is stepping down as director of the National Museum of the US Air Force, effective Dec. 31, museum officials announced. There is no word yet on his successor. Metcalf has led the museum since 1996....

Air Sorties from SWA 102310

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Oct. 23, 2010 Sortie Type OND OEF OND/OEF Total YTD ISR 24 67 91 22,326 CAS/Armed Recon 20 89 109 28,863 Airlift 185 185 51,392 Air refueling 47 47 14,358 Rescue 46 46 6,647 Total...