Remembering Pearl Harbor

A missing-man formation of Hawaii Air National Guard F-22s will overfly Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday, saluting those Americans slain 70 years ago to the day in the Imperial Japanese Navy’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The leadership of...

Missile Component Mishap at Minot

Technicians accidentally damaged a small, replaceable component of a Minuteman III ICBM during routine maintenance last month at Minot AFB, N.D., announced Air Force Global Strike Command officials on Tuesday. “Airmen reported the damage immediately to proper authorities in accordance...

Rifle Course’s First Shots

Changes intensifying Air Force marksmanship training to prepare airmen better for ground combat have become mandatory across the force. “As with any change for both instructors and students, we are learning more with each new class,” said SMSgt. Aaron Thieken,...

A Matter of Priorities

Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson, 8th Air Force boss, released a memo for all personnel under his command, outlining his views on the state of the organization, which oversees USAF’s B-2A and B-52H dual-role bombers, and his priorities going forward. Wilson,...

There’s a Lot at Stake

The Defense Department and Lockheed Martin have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of the contract for the fifth production lot of F-35 strike fighters, according to the F-35 Joint Program Office. There will be a fixed-price type contract...

Getting to the Point

The Air Force Research Lab announced the completion of a recent in-flight pointing exercise with the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project system. “This test demonstrated the navigational and pointing accuracy of the CHAMP aerial platform, as well as the...

Bravo for the Medical Help

Airmen and additional US military personnel from Joint Task Force-Bravo came together with Honduran medical partners to provide general medical care to more than 1,100 victims of severe flooding around Choluteca in southern Honduras. “The places chosen were the hardest...

Wake Up to the Rhythm

Neatly tucked away on shelves in Wake Island Airfield’s base operations building, airmen uncovered an immaculate trove of 9,000 vinyl records—the 1970s collection of Wake’s former radio station. Inconspicuously locked behind a door stenciled with the station’s call letters KEAD,...