RPA Operator Training Takes Another Big Step

The first class of young officers who entered the Air Force’s new and burgeoning career field for operating remotely piloted aircraft directly out of the Air Force Academy or ROTC has begun RPA pilot training at Randolph AFB, Tex. “These...

Temporary Tanker Homes

KC-135 flight operations are shifting en masse from Fairchild AFB, Wash., to Spokane International Airport and Grant County International Airport, both also in Washington, during a year-long, $42.8 million renovation of Fairchild’s runway. That runway has 50-year-old pavement that has...

Eleven in Eleven

The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., is on trajectory for 11 space launches in 2011, one more than last year. “2011 is shaping up to be just as busy a time for us,” Col. Richard Boltz, 30th SW...

Gabonese Airmen Visit Ramstein

Seventeenth Air Force (Air Forces Africa) officials at Ramstein AB, Germany, hosted two Gabonese air base commanders for subject-matter exchange on air base defense. This meeting was part of the ongoing capacity-building engagement between the two air arms and AFAFRICA’s...

Share Your Thoughts

The Air Force on Tuesday sent out invitations to airmen and spouses to take the 2011 community assessment survey. “In its 20-year history, the community assessment has been instrumental in determining the strengths and needs of Air Force communities and...

Dyess’ Super Herk Brood Grows to Five

The fifth new-build C-130J Super Hercules transport destined for beddown at Dyess AFB, Tex., has arrived at the northcentral Texas installation. Dyess’ 317th Airlift Group is slated to receive 28 C-130Js by 2013 to replace its C-130H airframes, which the...

Former B-2 Engineer Gets 32 Years in Prison

A federal judge in Hawaii sentenced Noshir Gowadia, 66, a former Northrop Grumman engineer who worked on the B-2 stealth bomber decades ago, to 32 years in prison for selling military secrets to China. “This case has set the example...

Training in the Titan’s Lair

Pararescuemen and combat rescue officers from Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., joined with active duty rescue personnel in a challenging, two-week training course designed to hone their high-altitude, high-angle, and confined-space rescue techniques. An...