Farewell to One of Our Most Spectacular Aviators

Retired Maj. Gen. John R. Alison was laid to rest Monday at Arlington National Cemetery before a gathering of airmen, family, and friends. “We have lost a great American, a dear friend, and a committed and loving family man,” said...

Wright-Patt’s Final Trek in the Galaxy

A C-5A Galaxy transport, tail number 90013, touched down on the landing strip at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, after completing the final C-5 mission for Air Force Reserve Command’s 445th Airlift Wing. Two Wright-Patt fire trucks flanked the aircraft as it...

Illinois Air Guard Wing Bids Adieu to Firefighters

After 63 years, the fire department of the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing officially is no more. Springfield’s State Journal-Register reported that the firefighters finished their final shift on Sept. 30 at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. “We...

Prop Attack’s Guiding Light

Test pilots dropped three GBU-12 laser guided bombs from the AT-6C light attack aircraft for the first time during tests at Arizona’s Barry Goldwater range. “This was the first time that we brought light attack into the modern generation of...

B-52s Get Situational Awareness Boost

A select few B-52 bombers have received the Evolutionary Data Link upgrade for improved communications between the bombers’ aircrews and ground troops. All B-52s are scheduled to have the laptop computers, wiring, and software associated with EDL by mid-2012. “The...

Keeping a Post-Cold War Promise

The United States has destroyed 89 percent of its original chemical weapons stockpile and is committed to finishing the job “as quickly as possible,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday. Under the Chemical Weapons Convention, which the United States...

Feeling Super

The first C-130J transport to undergo a new programmed depot maintenance process at Robins AFB, Ga., has returned home to Little Rock AFB, Ark. Unlike traditional PDM, the Super Hercules went through a progressive maintenance program at the Warner Robins...

Korean Air Retains F-15 Depot Work

The Air Force renewed its relationship with Korean Air Lines for the upkeep of USAF F-15s based at Kadena AB, Japan. KAL will continue to perform programmed depot maintenance in Pusan, South Korea, on Kadena’s F-15s for the next five...

Howdy, Pardner

Airmen with the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio repainted the wing’s flagship F-16 to celebrate the unit’s upcoming 65th birthday. The aircraft’s new specialty logo is meant to highlight the connection of the...

Bomb Wing’s Former Headquarters Building Demolished

Workers are tearing down the 50-year-old building that was once the headquarters of the 509th Bomb Wing on the grounds of the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H. The Pease Development Authority is selling the property on which...