NATO Affirms Post-2014 Commitment to Afghanistan

NATO members on Monday agreed on a new alliance-led mission in Afghanistan after 2014 that “will focus on training, advising, and assisting Afghan forces” once they have assumed full responsibility for the security of their country and the International Security...

More Discipline in Dover Mortuary Affair

The Air Force has reprimanded the former commander of the service-run military mortuary at Dover AFB, Del., who was accused of retaliating against workers there who came forward and reported on the mishandling of remains of some fallen service personnel,...

NATO Declares Missile Shield Operational

NATO now has an interim ballistic missile defense capability to protect European members, announced alliance leaders May 21 at the NATO summit in Chicago. The interim system features a command and control element at Allied Air Command headquarters in Ramstein,...

Engagement Key to Pacific Presence

Pacific Air Forces has a big role to play in the new national defense strategy’s emphasis on “rebalancing” the US presence in the Asia-Pacific. Accordingly, PACAF is tailoring its engagement across a wide range of activities, from high-end combat exercises...

More on NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance

Northrop Grumman’s contract for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance system has an estimated value of $1.7 billion (€1.2 billion), according to the company’s release. The contract, signed on May 20 during NATO’s summit in Chicago, calls for Northrop Grumman’s transatlantic industry...

Fourth Bronze Star for EOD Instructor

TSgt. Ronnie Brickey, an explosive ordnance disposal instructor at the US Air Force Special Operations School at Hurlburt Field, Fla., received a Bronze Star medal, his fourth overall, for his work as an EOD team leader during his most recent...

Air Commando Walks With Legends

Air Force Cross recipient TSgt. Robert Gutierrez has been named a member of the Gathering of Eagles, a distinguished group of airpower legends that includes such names as Neil Armstrong and Chuck Yeager. “I’m definitely honored,” said Gutierrez, a combat...

Buglers Gather for “Taps”

Some 200 buglers from across the country came together at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., to commemorate the 150th anniversary of “Taps,” the 24-note bugle call played at military funerals and memorial events. “On behalf of Arlington and all...