F-35 Facing Facts of Life

The US military remains committed to the F-35 strike fighter, but the nation’s top uniformed military officer said more programmatic tweaks may lie ahead. “There [are] some fact-of-life changes that we will probably have to make based on the ability...

Expanded Voluntary Separation Measures Unveiled

Building upon actions taken in September, the Air Force is expanding its set of voluntary separation measures for officers in Fiscal 2012 as part of its ongoing force-management initiatives. Among the newly announced measures, the limited active duty service commitment...

England Gains Full Independence

Air Force and local officials commemorated the transfer of the final portion of the former England AFB, La., to the authority overseeing its commercial development. Robert Moore, USAF’s property agency director, participated in the Dec. 8 ceremony celebrating the handover...

NRO Establishes Liaison Office at Wright-Patt

The National Reconnaissance Office has opened a liaison office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, headquarters of Air Force Material Command. “My intent is to let the community know I’m here,” said USAF Lt. Col. Chris Boring, an NRO representative in the...

Helping Partners in 2011

US foreign military sales exceeded $30 billion for the fourth consecutive year in Fiscal 2011, announced the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees the Pentagon’s transfer of military equipment to allies and friends. In total, DSCA recorded $34.8 billion in...

Mark Your Calendars

The Air Force’s Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron will kick off its 2012 show season on Feb. 26 with a flyover of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 race in Daytona Beach, Fla. Overall, the Thunderbirds are set to perform 60 demonstrations in 33...

Aloha Mr. Bones

An F-86E Sabre on static display at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, now stands in honor of retired Lt. Gen. Winton Marshall, Korean War ace and former Pacific Air Forces vice commander. “It is a tremendous pleasure for us to honor...

No Spare Dime for the Triple Nickel

Due to a recent decision to consolidate Air Force bands, the curtain will fall on the Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes for the last time in 2013 when the band is decommissioned, ending 90 years of morale...

C-17 for Air Force Museum

T-1, the first-built C-17A transport aircraft, will enter the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, next year, following its retirement. Sarah Swan, museum spokeswoman, confirmed this to the Daily Report. She noted that the aircraft’s “date...