Unwanted

The “minutes passed like days” inside the White House situation room Sunday as President Obama and his national security team watched the 40-minute operation unfold that led to the death of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan,...

JFCOM Reassignments Approved

The Pentagon’s Joint Personal Recovery Agency will realign under the Air Force as part of the disestablishment of US Joint Forces Command, announced the Defense Department Monday. Among the other reassignments that DOD has approved, the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command...

Slimmed Down Slim-Down

Several officer year groups and competitive categories are no longer required to meet the Air Force’s reduction-in-force board this September, announced service personnel officials Monday. No longer having to go before the RIF board are: chaplains, medical service corps personnel,...

A Day in the Life

Airmen of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, performed a daring mountainside rescue last month after an Army helicopter crashed in a valley about 20 miles from the base. During the intense, multi-hour mission, the two HH-60G...

Obama Awards Medals of Honor

President Obama on Monday posthumously awarded Medals of Honor to Pfc. Anthony Kaho’ohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives in extraordinary acts of heroism during the Korean War. “Tony and Henry stand as a model of courage and...

New Research Facility at Kirtland

Air Force Research Lab officials last month opened the $59.5 million building at Kirtland AFB, N.M., that will house the Battlespace Environment Lab, a component of AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate. The Battlespace Environment division will operate the lab. These personnel...

Bobbing for Trouble

Crews from the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota AB, Japan, are aiding the Japanese government in mapping sea currents to determine the likely path of debris and contamination from the March tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coastline. C-130s from the...

Dutch Experience Deja Vu All Over Again

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has graduated its first F-16 pilots since returning to Tucson, Ariz., late last year to resume training with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162th Fighter Wing. Arriving last December, the Dutch squadron brought 14 of...