Coming Home

After more than one year on orbit, the Air Force is preparing to bring back to Earth OTV-2, its second X-37B orbital test vehicle, announced service officials May 30. Members of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., are...

Panetta Embarks on Asia Trip

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on May 30 left from JB, Andrews, Md., on a week-long trip through Asia, his second official visit to the region since assuming office last year. This trip will emphasize what have become standard talking points...

Dehli, Hanoi on Panetta’s Asia Trip Agenda

After visiting Singapore to participate in the 10th annual Shangri-La dialogue at the beginning of June, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to visit Vietnam and then India as part of his week-long Asia trip that began on May 30,...

Trust, but Verify

Building an effective verification regime would likely be the most challenging aspect of any post-New START nuclear arms control agreement, especially one that covers non-deployed nuclear warheads and tactical nukes, said Maj. Gen. William Chambers, Air Staff lead for nuclear...

The Heart of the Matter

Lockheed Martin announced that its engineers successfully powered on the Global Positioning System III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed with major elements of its navigation payload, thereby completing another important task and demonstrating that the company is on track to deliver the...

Return to Tinian

A Marine Corps C-130 landed at North Field on the island of Tinian in the Marianas on May 30, becoming the first US military aircraft to touch down there since the United States abandoned the airfield in 1947, reported Guam’s...

Aviano Gets New Static Display

Officials with the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB, Italy, unveiled a new F-16 static display for the base on May 29. The aircraft was one of the 34 F-16s supplied to the Italian air force as part of the...