Little Rock’s C-130E Ops Winding Down

The 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Ark., has only 15 C-130E transports remaining after retiring tail number 62-1788 to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. This airframe, built in 1962, participated in the Tet Offensive and other major...

Key Field selected as Preferred C-27J Training Site

Key Field Air National Guard Base in Meridian, Miss., is the Air Force’s preferred location to bed down two C-27J transports that will serve as training assets in the 38-aircraft C-27 fleet, service officials announced Wednesday. “This base is the...

Officers Graduate Cyberspace Course

The undergraduate cyberspace training course at Keesler AFB, Miss., on Wednesday graduated its first class of 15 officers. The students completed six months of rigorous training with the 333rd Training Squadron, learning the fundamentals of operations in the cyber domain....

Hello, Air Forces Cyber

Air Force Space Command’s 24th Air Force, USAF’s cyber operations arm at Lackland AFB, Tex., on Dec. 7 changed from “Air Forces Strategic” to “Air Forces Cyber.” Officials said the change would reflect better the numbered air force’s mission and...

Mullen Tells China to Step Up

Adm. Mike Mullen, Joint Chiefs Chairman, on Wednesday called on China to help the US and its allies counter growing security challenges created by North Korea’s aggression. “Now is the time for Beijing to step up . . . and...

SpaceX scores Spacecraft Recovery Success

SpaceX said it became the first commercial company in history to recover a spacecraft from orbit with Wednesday’s successful flight of its Dragon vehicle. “There’s so much that can go wrong and it all went right,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX...

Mobility Command Functions on the Move

Air Mobility Command is restructuring some of its command and control functions to streamline global mobility operations and expeditionary combat support, command officials announced Wednesday. Under the changes, 18th Air Force, headquartered at Scott AFB, Ill., will focus on C2...

A Herculean Effort, One Wing Box at a Time

The 402nd Maintenance Wing at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, Ga., has completed center wing box replacement on 27 legacy C-130 transports so far since the fleet-wide program began several years back. Alone this year, 24 Hercules...

Happy Birthday, Combat Rescue Officers

The Air Force created the combat rescue officer career field 10 years ago Wednesday. “We recognize how vital the personnel recovery and combat rescue missions have become in our expeditionary aerospace force concept,” said former Air Force Secretary Whit Peters...

Mastering the Taser

The 482nd Security Forces Squadron at Homestead ARB, Fla., became the first Air Force Reserve Command unit to complete training on the Taser stun gun. The squadron underwent hours of classroom instruction on everything from weapon familiarization to scenario-based training....

Air Sorties from SWA 113010

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Nov. 30, 2010 Sortie Type OND OEF OND/OEF Total YTD ISR 23 73 96 25,816 CAS/Armed Recon 16 89 105 32,992 Airlift 162 162 57,980 Air refueling 46 46 16,230 Rescue 18 18 7,585 Total...