Air Force Formulating Revised LAS Solicitation

The Air Force is likely several weeks away from issuing an amended request for proposal for the Light Air Support aircraft program, said Secretary Michael Donley Thursday. “There will be a slightly revised RFP going forward,” he told defense reporters...

NRO Payload Launched Aboard New Delta IV Configuration

The Air Force and its industry partners successfully placed a National Reconnaissance Office payload into orbit aboard a new variant of United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. “Today’s successful launch is a tribute to the...

Airman Awarded Bronze Star with Valor Medal

SrA. Michael Malarsie received the Bronze Star with Valor Medal for his heroic actions as a Tactical Air Control Party member in Afghanistan in January 2010 during a firefight that cost him his eyesight. “Words are not worthy of the...

Team of the Year Announced

Airmen in the Airborne Operations career field are the Air Force’s 2012 Team of the Year. These airmen “operate systems essential to fulfill Air Force missions, they teach and train students with a high level of competency, and they represent...

Reaper Crashes in Seychelles

An unarmed MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft crashed on Wednesday into the ocean in the vicinity of the runway at Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahe, announced Air Forces Africa officials. No injuries were reported, they said. Air...

Historic Jump Marked End of Cope Tiger 2012

More than 240 US airmen and Thai airmen and soldiers participated in a massive personnel jump over Lop Buri, Thailand, last month, a capstone event during the multilateral Cope Tiger 2012 exercise. The opportunity was unique for the participants, as...

Comforts of Home

Officials from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing and Army and Air Force Exchange Service ceremoniously opened a new morale, welfare, and recreation facility at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The MWR, christened on April 1, sits at the site of the base’s...

When in Rome

When in Rome: Air Force Research Lab engineers in Rome, N.Y., have devised a method called Single Pass Airdrop, or SPAiD, that allows cargo airplanes to conduct high-altitude airdrops in one pass. The current airdrop process requires platforms like the...

The Big 4,500

Lockheed Martin officials commemorated the delivery of the 4,500th F-16 fighter—a Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 Block 52—during a ceremony for employees, customers, and local dignitaries at its aircraft assembly plant in Fort Worth, Tex. “The F-16 is the world...