Strategic Arsenal Slowly Coming Down

The US strategic nuclear arsenal is slowly coming down in size to the New START agreement’s ceilings, according to the latest bilateral exchange of data with Russia on each party’s respective force levels. The United States had 1,737 deployed nuclear...

If They’ll Work, None Can Say

The United States can never know that its nuclear arsenal is functional and effective under the current self-imposed test ban, and the problem is only worsening with time, said Paul Robinson, former director of Sandia National Laboratories. “To live without...

FAB-ulous Leverage

Boeing expects the Air Force to move ahead with an alternative program to develop a Family of Advanced Beyond-Line-of-Sight Terminals that would run in parallel to the company’s FAB-T development, said Roger Krone, the company’s president of networking and space...

One Thousand in One Sweep

Next Monday, April 16, the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., plans to launch 70 of its F-15Es to destroy more than 1,000 targets on bombing ranges across North Carolina. The training mission is meant to pay homage to the wing's heritage by marking the massive bombing raid against Germany on April 16, 1945, during which 4th Fighter Group fighters destroyed 105 enemy aircraft, vaulting the group's tally to 1,016 total enemy aircraft destroyed, "more than any group or wing in Air Force history," according to 4th FW officials. "We proudly carry on the legacy of the 4th Fighter Group's victory today with the F-15E Strike Eagle," said Col. Patrick Doherty, 4th FW commander, in a release. He will lead next week's training strike. "Even though today's fight is different, the dedication of our airmen has not wavered and we are still Fourth, but first," added Doherty.

Stenner Affirms Reserve Partnership with AETC

Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner, Air Force Reserve chief, highlighted the importance of the Reserve’s partnership with Air Education and Training Command during a visit to the 340th Flying Training Group, a Reserve unit, at JBSA-Randolph, Tex. Air Force Reserve Command...

Yokota Goes Boom, Again

Explosive ordnance disposal specialists on Tuesday destroyed a World War II-era white phosphorous grenade discovered at Yokota AB, Japan, during construction on the east side of the base. They disposed of the unexploded ordnance via a controlled detonation. “Safety was...

Friends Introduce Friends

A Utah Air National Guard KC-135 graced Aeroexpo Marrakech 2012 in Morocco, recognizing the state’s longstanding partnership with the Royal Moroccan Air Force. “The hospitality that we have received so far is very generous, very friendly, and very outgoing,” said...

The Post-Shuttle Era

There’s no reason why the International Space Station can’t remain active well past 2020, Boeing officials told members of the media Tuesday in Arlington, Va. In fact, the company recently uploaded nine million lines of software code to the space...

Lancers Chase the Laser

Boeing won a $55.3 million contract to replace the B-1 bomber’s original inertial navigation system with a ring laser “gyro” system with no physically moving parts, announced the company. “With no moving parts to wear out and repair, this upgrade...

Tanker Exhibit Opens

The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, recently opened “Tankers at War: Air Refueling in Southeast Asia,” an exhibit honoring the tanker airmen who completed more than 800,000 refuelings in their machines during the Vietnam War....