Strike Aircraft Stave Off Attack

Air Force strike aircraft dropped more than 9,000-pounds of munitions through solid cloud cover to stave off an intense assault on a US combat outpost in Paktika province, Afghanistan, last week. According to reports, F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th...

Panetta Pushes For Additional Sanctions on Iran

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has requested tougher economic and diplomatic sanctions on Iran following the news last week on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report on the country’s continued nuclear activities. However, he cautioned that military action should only be...

Pacific Priorities

US Pacific Command boss Adm. Robert Willard outlined the five main focus areas for the region during his address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference in Hawaii recently. Not surprisingly, China topped that list. Willard said he is committed to improving...

New Boss at 10th Air Force

Brig. Gen. William Binger assumed command of Air Force Reserve Command’s 10th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Frank Padilla during a ceremony at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Tex., last week. As an F-16 command pilot who has flown 40 combat...

Fairchild’s Tankers Return

The tires of two KC-135s left the first marks on a pristine 2.5 mile runway, which was just finished at Fairchild AFB, Wash. Crews with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing tested the new surface during their Nov. 2 return flight...

Global Strike Masters

Airmen with the 90th Missile Wing at F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo., claimed best missile wing honors and clinched the Global Strike Challenge’ Blanchard Trophy for the second year running. B-1s from Air Combat Command’s 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth...

Convoy Ramp Up

The 387th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron in Iraq has seen a 200 percent increase in convoy missions as they work to remove cargo and equipment out of Iraq in time for the Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline. “When we first got...

New Walter Reed Opens

The new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center officially opened in Bethesda, Md., last Friday. The hospital merges the now closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, as mandated by the...