Leaders Pay Respect to Fallen at Dover

Two C-17s arrived at Dover AFB, Del., Aug. 9, carrying the remains of the service members killed in the Aug. 6 helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Air Force Undersecretary Erin Conaton, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove, and CMSAF James...

Iraq Drawdown More than Halfway Complete

US Transportation Command already has moved 1.7 million pieces of military equipment, or 60 percent, out of Iraq. The command also has plans in place to remove the final one million pieces of equipment and the remainder of the troops...

Man Accused of Military Shipments to Iran

US authorities arrested Ulrich Davis, a Dutch citizen and former manager of a Netherlands-based freight forwarding company, for allegedly conspiring with others to export goods, including aircraft parts, to Iran, according to an Aug. 8 statement from the office of...

Fake Portal Makes Official Websites More Vulnerable

The 624th Operations Center at Lackland AFB, Tex., is cautioning airmen to be wary of malicious websites after a fake site imitating the Air Force Portal was discovered. Such spoofed sites make the Defense Department’s official sites more vulnerable to...

Laser-Guided Maverick Cleared for Operational Testing

The Air Force has completed developmental testing on the next-generation direct-attack, air-to-ground laser-guided precision Maverick missile. Raytheon’s AGM-65 E2/L missile, which includes an enhanced laser seeker and new software package designed to reduce collateral damage, is now clear to enter...

Thus Another Refueling Record Falls

The 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron surpassed its own monthly refueling sortie record set in June while supporting coalition operations over Afghanistan. From its staging base at Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan, the 22nd EARS flew 493 sorties in July, passing an...

Fast FAC Attack

Airmen from the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron seized the rare opportunity to train directly with Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters during a show-of-force deployment to Korea last week. The F-15E crews from RAF Lakenheath, England, located and marked targets for...

Guarding a 230,000 Pound Piece of History

A massive United States flag draped over 230,000 pounds of rusted steel chained to the back of a semi truck Aug. 7 as the truck rolled onto Buckley AFB, Colo. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sent...

Academy Seeks Native American Input on Land

The Air Force Academy has invited 14 Native American tribes to participate in a three-day summit focused on building partnerships between the organizations and identifying potentially historic sites on the academy grounds. Representatives from tribes in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico,...