Langley-Eustis Raptors Grounded, Again

Air Force officials at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., have once again grounded the base’s F-22 fleet after Raptor pilots experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. Fox News reported one such incident that occurred during a training flight. Air Force headquarters spokesman Maj. Chad Steffey...

Leaving Iraq

All US troops serving in Iraq will be “home for the holidays,” announced President Obama Friday. “Today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After...

BRAC 2013

The Air Force just wrapped up the last of BRAC 2005, but Secretary Michael Donley said USAF still has too much infrastructure. During a speech Thursday on Capitol Hill, Donley said force structure decisions made during BRAC 2005 retired aircraft,...

A Whole New Level of Risk

The nation needs to be “really very careful” about further deep cuts in defense, said Air Force Secretary Michael Donley Thursday. In a Capitol Hill speech, Donley said “there’s not a lot of fat in the defense budget” anymore, and...

Stone Bled Dry

Anyone thinking there are still billions of dollars worth of efficiencies that the Air Force can find in its budget is kidding himself, said Secretary Michael Donley Thursday. Donley said the Air Force has been on an efficiency campaign for...

NATO’s Libya Mission Nears End with Qaddafi’s Death

NATO’s mission in Libya has “now moved much closer” to completion with the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and the fall of Sirte, his forces’ last major stronghold, on Thursday, said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. “NATO and...

Candidate Bases Identified for RPA Squadron

Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Shaw AFB, S.C., are the candidate locations to host an active duty MQ-1/MQ-9 remote split operations squadron, announced Air Force officials Thursday. These bases are in the running to accept a single...

Turning Iron Faster in Oklahoma City

The workforce at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, one of the Air Force’s three heavy maintenance depots, has made great strides in the last several years, said Maj. Gen. David Gillett, the center’s commander. “When I got here two...

Super Galaxy Blazes New Air Trail

A C-5M Super Galaxy transport, assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover AFB, Del., opened a new non-stop supply route from the United States to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Dover aircrew took the aircraft from the US East Coast...

Dropping Low

C-130J Super Hercules transports of the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein AB, Germany, joined Bulgarian C-27 Spartans for Operation Thracian Fall, a two-week parachute-drop exercise over Plovdiv, Bulgaria. “Our pilots are accomplishing day and night flying with simulated combat drops...

Sixty Years into the Unknown

A single F-16D accelerated through the sound barrier, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Air Force Flight Test Center pushing the edge of the envelope at Edwards AFB, Calif. With retired Brig Gen. Chuck Yeager in the cockpit, together with...

Litening Strikes Again

Northrop Grumman delivered its first batch of 50 Litening G4 advanced targeting pods to the Air Force, according to a company release. The latest in the Litening series, the G4 pod is capable of fixing targets from farther away, offering...