Command Change at 7th Air Force

Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas took command of 7th Air Force at Osan AB, South Korea. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Remington, who had led the numbered air force since November 2008, relinquished the organizational colors to Jouas during the change-of-command ceremony. “We...

Tougher Scrutiny for EELV Program

Congress directed the Pentagon to provide more information on the Air Force’s proposed block buy of evolved expendable launch vehicles over the next five fiscal years and also mandated tougher EELV program oversight over concerns about cost growth. Lawmakers adopted...

Combat’s Final Shadow

Two MC-130P Combat Shadows from the 9th Special Operations Squadron—the last Hercules aircraft from the unit to return home from operations over Iraq—settled in for a landing at Eglin AFB, Fla., ending an era for the base. “Since February 2003,...

Pratt Gets Contract for F-35 Lot 5 Engines

The Defense Department awarded Pratt & Whitney an undefinitized contract worth up to $1.2 billion for the F135 engines that will power the 30 F-35 strike fighters built during the aircraft’s fifth production lot, announced the company. “We anticipate contract...

Year in Review: June 2011

Air Frame: Year in Review, June 2011: More than 1,100 airmen assigned to Minot AFB, N.D., and their family members were displaced from their off-base homes in June 2011 when the Souris River flooded to record levels, as shown here. On June 6, 2011, Ret. Maj. Gen. John R. Alison, the father of USAF special operations, died at age 98. Also in June, President Obama announced that the United States would withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by mid 2012, reversing the earlier troop surge. The Air Force finished an 18-month project to reposition GPS navigation satellites for better worldwide coverage and launched the ORS-1 imagery satellite into orbit. An engine anamoly cut short the flight test of the second X-51A hypersonic air vehicle and Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel took charge of Air Force Special Operations Command. Air Force photo by SrA. Jesse Lopez

The Year of Continuing Education

Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Donald Hoffman kicked off the Year of Continuing Education. “This year, I challenge each of you to take the next step in your personal intellectual pursuits, whether that means progressing towards your undergraduate or...

‘Risen on the Cyber Tide

Air Force Reserve Command’s 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown ARS, Ohio, added a new squadron by elevating the 910th Communications Flight to squadron status. “With the increased focus on cyber operations, we’ve experienced an increase in staff to help shoulder...

Kentucky Air Guardsmen Host International Delegation

Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville recently hosted a delegation of military and government officials from five European countries as part of a State Department exchange program. The visit showcased how the wing supports...