Franklin Tapped to Lead 3rd Air Force

President Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Craig Franklin for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general for his next assignment as commander of 3rd Air Force at Ramstein AB, Germany, announced the Defense Department. Franklin is slated to replace Lt....

US, Kyrgyz Officials Mark Enduring Manas Partnership

US and Kyrgyz officials joined airmen of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing at the Transit Center at Manas in northern Kyrgyzstan to commemorate the 10 years of US-Kyrgyz cooperation there. Manas is an important US-run air mobility hub that has...

Senior Diplomat Praises New START

The New START agreement with Russia “is paying big dividends now in strengthening US national security,” asserted Rose Gottemoeller, assistant secretary of state for arms control. “Our experience so far demonstrates that the New START treaty is enhancing our national...

Go Falcons!

The Air Force Academy Falcons host the University of Toledo Rockets Wednesday in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium in the nation's capital. ESPN will air the football game nationally at 4:30 p.m. East Coast time. "The game is all about the men and women of our military and raising support and awareness for the USO, so having a military academy represented in the Air Force Academy versus an exciting, high-scoring Toledo Rockets team is great for our game," said Steve Beck, Military Bowl president and executive director, in a release. The Falcons, members of the Mountain West Conference, finished their regular season with a winning 7-5 record. They are making a bowl appearance for the fifth consecutive year, a school record. The Rockets, from the Mid-American Conference, finished their season with eight wins and four losses. This marks the two teams' first meeting. (See also the academy's game notes; caution, large-sized file.)

US-Romanian BMD Agreement Enters into Force

The ballistic missile defense agreement that the United States and Romania signed in September has entered into force, announced both nations in a joint statement. The pact took effect on Dec. 23, roughly two weeks after the Romanian parliament approved...

Kadena’s Professional Military Education Center Gets Upgrade

Airmen at Kadena AB, Japan, rededicated the base’s Erwin Professional Military Education Center in its newly upgraded facility. The modernized building features a new library and improved offices and classrooms. It is the result of a construction project of more...

Adaptive Sports Camp for Wounded Warriors

The Air Force will hold its first-ever joint camp next month in San Antonio to introduce wounded warriors to adaptive sports, fitness, and recreational activities. Fifteen Air Force and 30 Navy and US Special Operations Command wounded warriors will have...