Pilots Eject Safely After F-15E Malfunction Over Libya

An F-15E crashed in northeast Libya late Monday due to an equipment malfunction, US Africa Command officials announced Tuesday. Both crewmembers ejected from the aircraft and are safe in US custody, the officials said. The Air Force hasn’t released their...

Limiting Collateral Damage

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday coalition forces are doing everything in their power to limit collateral damage as they enforce the no-fly zone over the northern coastal region of Libya. “Virtually all of our targets are [in] isolated, non-populated...

Monitoring Qaddafi’s Forces

Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, said he has not seen any significant movement from the Libyan regime’s battered air forces, though he acknowledged that the Libyan fleet was already in poor shape even before coalition...

Perimeter Partners

Airmen of the 822nd Base Defense Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga., joined members of the Royal Air Force’s 4 Force Protection Wing in the Nevada desert near Nellis Air Force Base for the first-ever Desert Eagle exercise. Modeled closely on...

Karzai Takes Key Step Toward Transition

Areas around the Afghan capital of Kabul will be among the first seven parts of Afghanistan to transition to full Afghan security control, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday. “We know that the people of Afghanistan do not want the...

Marines Begin Falcon Training at Eglin

Marine Corps aviators have begun flying F-16 sorties from Eglin AFB, Fla., to ease their transition into the F-35B strike fighter. As a single-engine fighter, the F-16 resembles the F-35’s arrangement more so than the EA-6 Prowlers, AV-8 Harriers, and...

Requiem for a Prototype

Volunteers are refurbishing the sole prototype of Lockheed’s stretched C-141B transport at the Marietta Museum of History’s Aviation Wing, adjacent to the Lockheed plant in Marietta, Ga., where workers built the airlifter. Designated YC-141B, the aircraft (serial number 66-0186) first...