Living with the Angst

Prolonged operations under a continuing resolution this fiscal year are forcing the Air Force to conduct its business very inefficiently, said Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, deputy assistant secretary for budget. “We are doing things that we would prefer not to...

AFRICOM Change of Command

Army Gen. William E. Ward, the first-ever boss of US Africa Command, turned over the reins of command to Army Gen. Carter Ham during a ceremony Wednesday at the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Ward, who began his military career...

San Antonio Medical Collaboration Takes Another Step

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey signed an agreement establishing the San Antonio Military Health System, an office for overseeing clinical, educational, and business operations for all military medical treatment...

F-16 Pilot Hits Major Milestone

Brig. Gen. James Post has surpassed 4,000 cumulative hours flying the F-16, becoming the only known USAF active duty general to do so. Commander of the 354th Fighter Wing at Eielson AFB, Alaska, Post achieved the rare mark while flying...

Navigating a Partnership

Airmen at RAF Mildenhall, England, are preparing Turkish KC-135 crews to operate with an upgraded Global Air Traffic Management system that the Turkish air force is introducing on its tankers at the end of this month. Mildenhall KC-135s have used...

Talons and Green Beer

March 17 is not just St. Patrick’s Day this year. It’s also the date on which Air Education and Training Command will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the T-38 trainer, according to command officials. The venerable aircraft has served the...

Unmanned Demo Reaches New Heights

A NASA Global Hawk aircraft made a stratospheric rendezvous above southern California, meeting up with Northrop Grumman’s Proteus aircraft, the company announced Wednesday. This drill was in preparation for next year’s DARPA-sponsored attempt to mate two Global Hawks and demonstrate...

Training Simulator Reaches Wright-Patt

A C-130 training simulator arrived this week at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, after the trip from Brooks City-Base in San Antonio. The simulator is part of the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine that is relocating from Brooks to Wright-Patt as...

Restoring a Liftmaster to Old Glory

Airmen and civilian volunteers at JB McGuire, N.J., have logged more than 3,000 hours, including nearly 750 off-duty hours, refurbishing a C-118 Liftmaster that’s been on static display at the base for decades. In October 2009, they towed the old...