Three San Antonio-based Field Operating Agencies Merged

The Air Force has consolidated the Air Force Manpower Agency, Air Force Personnel Center, and Air Force Services Agency at JBSA-Randolph, Tex., into a single entity there, announced service officials on June 4. Efforts are under way to fully integrate...

The Enemy of My Enemy is Still Not My Friend

Neither Iranian nuclear aspirations nor other Iranian provocations are pushing Saudi Arabia closer to Israel out of mutual self-interest, said Thomas Lippman, award-winning author, journalist, and Middle East expert, Monday. “One of the most sort of appealing fantasies that I...

Lippman: Saudis Not Going Nuclear

Saudi Arabia likely would not pursue a nuclear weapon even if Iran reveals to the world that it has one of its own, said Thomas Lippman, adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute and award-winning author and journalist, Monday. “In...

Another Significant Tiny F-35 Milestone

Lt. Col. Lee Kloos, 58th Fighter Squadron commander at Eglin AFB, Fla., became the Air Force’s first non-developmental test pilot to qualify to fly the F-35A strike fighter, announced Eglin officials. Kloos completed the last of his six qualification flights...

Helping Veterans Apply Skills in Civilian Life

President Obama announced new partnerships between the military and industry groups that defense officials said could make it easier for up to 126,000 veterans to find civilian work. The military-to-civilian certification program will allow veterans to transfer skills they’ve learned...

Kirtland Unveils High-Fidelity Flight Simulators

The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland AFB, N.M., unveiled two new additions to its training facilities for Air Force helicopter crews on June 4. Building 958 on base now features a UH-1N Huey weapons system trainer and a fully...

First Flight of Phantom Eye

Boeing’s Phantom Eye remotely piloted aircraft completed its first autonomous flight, announced the company June 4. The liquid-hydrogen-powered airplane reached an altitude of more than 4,000 feet and a cruising speed of 62 knots during its 28-minute flight on June...

Prototype Could Improve ISR Command and Control

Members of the 102nd Air Operations Group from Otis ANGB, Mass., recently tested a new prototype system that could significantly reduce the request time for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets, announced Air Force officials June 4. The Deliberate and Dynamic...

Airmen Restore D-Day Aircraft

Airmen with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Campbell, Ky., are helping to restore a C-47 Skytrain on static display that dropped paratroopers into France during the Normandy D-Day operation in June 1944, according to a June 3...