Malfunction Downs F-15E Over Libya; Pilots Safe

An F-15E crashed in northeast Libya late Monday due to an equipment malfunction, US Africa Command officials announced. The two crewmembers ejected from the aircraft and are safe, they said. The F-15E, assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England, was flying out...

Coalition Expands Libyan No-Fly Zone

Army Gen. Carter Ham, head of US Africa Command, said Monday US and coalition forces are working to expand the no-fly zone already in place over parts of northern Libya roughly 1,000 miles beyond Benghazi—an opposition stronghold—westward to Tripoli, the...

Odyssey Dawn Units Identified

The Air Force has identified units that participated in the attacks against Libyan military targets in the opening salvos of Operation Odyssey Dawn this past weekend. In addition to B-2 stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB,...

Tanks for Everything

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, Pentagon acquisition executive Ash Carter, and KC-46A Program Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Christopher Bogdan gathered Monday in Dayton, Ohio, to personally thank the team of more than 230 airmen...

More Countries Join Coalition Efforts in Libya

Army Gen. Carter Ham, US Africa Command boss, said he’s encouraged by the growing number of nations joining the coalition committed to stopping Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s forces from attacking innocent Libyan civilians. Ham told reporters Monday that Belgian and...

Transitioning Power

US Africa Command may have the lead in Operation Odyssey Dawn—the coalition effort to end bloodshed against civilians in Libya—but officials are working to transfer that power to coalition forces “as expeditiously as possible,” said Army Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM...

In Pastures Green, Raptor Leadeth

The Air Force last week conducted biofuel testing with an F-22 at Edwards AFB, Calif. The Raptor flew on a half-and-half blend of hydrotreated renewable jet fuel and standard JP-8 aviation fuel. HRJ is derived from inedible herbaceous stock; in...

Malmstrom’s Bunk-to-Cockpit Bunch

Tasked with securing Minuteman III ICBMs, crews of the 40th Helicopter Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., have begun 24-hour alert operations with their UH-1N Hueys. This is part of a nine-month look into ways to diminish response times to threats...

Still Stunning at Fifty

A T-38 Talon last week rolled out of the paint shop at Randolph AFB, Tex., resplendent in the trainer aircraft’s original color scheme. This rollout was part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the first T-38 touching down at the...

To Comradeship and Sacrifice

Recognizing the spirit of courage, comradeship, and cooperation exemplified by Medal of Honor recipient CMSgt. Richard Etchberger, the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Maxwell AFB, Ala., has established the Etchberger Team Award. The award’s medallion features an image...

ROTC Returns to Harvard

After 41 years of absence, a reserve officers’ training corps presence is returning to Harvard University. Navy Secretary Ray Maybus and Harvard University President Drew Faust earlier this month signed an agreement returning an ROTC program to the school. “Effective...