PLA Modernization Progressing on Schedule

The People’s Liberation Army is on track to build a completely modernized force by 2020, according to the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress on military and security developments in China, released Wednesday. As such, its air force continues to use...

Come On, Irene

Hurricane Irene is expected to hit space coast facilities at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., in the next few days. Both bases have been placed in hurricane condition four and officials are taking precautionary measures to secure property...

Libya Sets Stage for Future Partnerships

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he is proud of the partnership between US and NATO over the last six months as coalition forces worked together to enforce a no-fly zone and protect the Libyan people from Moammar Qaddafi’s brutal regime....

Secure Battlefield Communication Progresses

Lockheed Martin has delivered the second Small Airborne Joint Tactical Radio Engineering Development Model to the C-130J and C-5 System Integration Laboratories in Marietta, Ga. Once integrated, the system will enable airmen, sailors, and soldiers to communicate across a variety...

Damaged B-2 Returns to US

Following 18 months of intense work, a B-2 believed damaged beyond flyable condition in a fire at Andersen AFB, Guam, successfully landed at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility for overhaul, last week. “This was a truly amazing effort with tremendous...

RAIDRS Site Construction Begins in Hawaii

Members of the 16th Space Control Squadron and Air Force Reserve Command’s 380th SPCS from Peterson AFB, Colo., recently broke ground on a Rapid Attack, Identification, Detection, and Reporting System site in Hawaii. The two units cooperate under a reserve...

High Marks for USAF Customer Satisfaction

Airmen and their families are satisified with military housing, base schools, military benefits, dining facilities, fitness centers, child development centers, and youth programs, but they are concerned about the economy and financial issues, spouse support, medical care, and job satisification,...

Wright-Flyer Heavies

Air Force Reserve Command’s 445th Airlift Squadron applied new squadron markings to one of the unit’s recently acquired C-17 Globemasters at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Based near the home of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright in Dayton, “I don’t think...

Sword and Shield Afloat

The 325th Security Forces Squadron christened Gladius and Cetratus—a pair of new patrol boats that will augment security along the 129 miles of coastline at Tyndall AFB, Fla. “Gladius and Cetratus is translated from Latin as ‘Sword’ and ‘Shield,'” said...