Preparing for Irene

About 350 aircrew and maintainers from the 4th Fighter Wing and the 916th Air Refueling Wing evacuated Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., Friday. About 60 F-15E Strike Eagles and eight KC-135R Stratotankers also evacuated to Barksdale AFB, La., in an effort...

Space Fence Fielding Slips to 2017

The Air Force has modified the fielding schedule for the Space Fence space-surveillance system, slipping the projected date for initial operations by two years to 2017, according to a draft statement of work issued last week. The Space Fence’s full...

Seeking Guidance, Together

Lockheed Martin and the Air Force Research Laboratory will team-up to further develop the company’s cooled tri-mode seeker to guide future aerial weapons, announced Lockheed. “We are pleased the US Air Force is interested in further evaluating our tri-mode seeker...

US Drone Crashes in Pakistan

A US surveillance drone equipped with a camera crashed in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border last week after suffering technical difficulties, reported AFP, citing several Pakistani officials. American officials are believed to have recovered the wreckage and no damage was...

More Bombers to Guam

Hundreds of airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed from Barksdale AFB, La., arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam, recently in support of US Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. The 20th EBS, replaced the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, which returned...

Ospreys Over Mountain Home

Ospreys Over Mountain Home: Marines from MCAS Miramar, Calif., last week completed a two-week deployment to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, where they took advantage of the local terrain and Air Force hospitality to train with their new MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor...

Sights Fixed on History

Benefactors of Malmstrom AFB, Mont., donated a rare Norden Bombsight to the base’s museum collection in memory of their father, a B-17 bomber crewman who trained at the base during World War II. “The first mission of what is now...