IAEA Finds Evidence of Continued Iranian Nuclear Weapons Work

A new report by the UN’s nuclear watchdog organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, finds that Iran has continued developing technologies for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them atop ballistic missiles, according to press reports citing diplomats and...

USAF Leadership Discusses Dover Investigation

The Air Force inspector general found several cases of "gross mismanagement" on the part of mortuary officials at Dover AFB, Del., in handling the remains of fallen service personnel, said Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. The IG began an investigation in June after three mortuary employees filed complaints the month prior alleging that the mortuary mishandled body parts of an airman and a soldier killed in action, among other issues, said Schwartz during a Pentagon press conference Tuesday. The investigation found that three mortuary leaders "failed to properly perceive, and then act upon these indications that there were systemic issues with respect to accountability of remains in the mortuary," he explained. The mortuary commander received a letter of reprimand and two civilian employees were demoted to non-supervisory roles, he said. "You have my commitment that we will continue to ensure the highest standards are met to provide dignity, honor, respect, and reverence for our fallen and care, service, and support to their families," wrote Air Force Secretary Michael Donley in a letter to airmen on this matter Tuesday. (Includes AFPS report by Jim Garamone) (See also SAF/PA release.)

AirSea Battle Office Established

The Defense Department on Wednesday announced the creation of an office to push the integration of air and naval combat capabilities under the fledgling Air Force-Navy AirSea Battle concept. The new office will facilitate coordination among the services, influence wargames,...

Balad Returned to Iraqis

The last members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing departed JB Balad, Iraq, on Tuesday, as the United States relinquished control of its second largest base in Iraq, reports Reuters. The Iraqi government now controls the base, which once housed...

Opening Rocket Competition

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., intends to hold an industry day “in the near future” to discuss Monday’s release of a new guide establishing the Air Force’s approach to certifying commercial space launch companies...

Dempsey Against Adding Guard Chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs Chairman, doesn’t think the National Guard Bureau chief should sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a speech he gave this week to the Guard leadership. Dempsey told attendees at the 2011...

F-15E Aircrews Presented Mackay Trophy

Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and National Aeronautic Association Chairman Walter Boyne presented the 2010 Mackay Trophy to the four members of “Dude Flight” for their heroics actions last year in the cockpits of two F-15Es during a mission...

Taming the Spirit’s Warmth

Northrop Grumman will replace the aft deck panels on the Air Force’s B-2 stealth bombers under a $109 million contract that the company announced Wednesday. “The B-2 industry team is working closely with the US Air Force and the Defense...

Missile Tracking Satellites Finish Ahead

The Missile Defense Agency’s two Space Tracking and Surveillance System satellites met the goals of their experimental mission five months ahead of schedule, announced prime contractor Northrop Grumman Wednesday. “We have delivered first-time capabilities for missile defense that are valuable...