Pentagon Launches New Mobility Study

The Office of the Secretary of Defense has begun a new study of the US military’s mobility capabilities to examine whether the transport enterprise across air, land, and sea is capable of supporting the Obama Administration’s new defense strategy out...

Surgical Transplant and Mobility Move

President Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Thomas Travis to receive a third star for his new assignment as the Air Force’s surgeon general, announced the Pentagon. Travis has been USAF’s deputy surgeon general since November 2010. He’ll replace Lt. Gen....

F-22 Mishap at Tyndall Under Investigation

Air Force officials are releasing few details on a recent F-22 “mishap” at Tyndall AFB, Fla., pending the results of a safety investigation board review. “Everything surrounding that incident is under investigation,” Herman Bell, spokesman for Tyndall’s 325th Fighter Wing,...

Devil in the Details

The Air Force has decided to “halt payload integration” on the Blue Devil Block 2 surveillance airship, citing “delays, technical challenges, and higher-than-expected deployment costs,” service spokeswoman Jennifer Cassidy told the Daily Report. Virginia-based Mav6 built the airship, which the...

Helping Colombians Prepare for Red Flag

Members of the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron from Travis AFB, Calif., arrived for a month-long stay in Colombia to help prepare Colombian airmen for their first-ever participation in a Red Flag training exercise next month. “The Colombian air force’s...

Mending Broken Arrows

Discussions are reportedly under way between the US and Spanish governments to finish cleaning the site of a 1966 B-52 crash in the Spanish countryside in and around Palomares that was contaminated with plutonium released from several nuclear weapons. Spain’s...

Falcons of the Pax Romana

The last F-16s loaned to Italy under the Peace Caesar program recently touched down at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., for storage. Six F-16s arrived at Davis-Monthan last month, followed by an additional six on June 1, Teresa Pittman, spokeswoman for the...

More Super Herks for Norway

The Pentagon last week notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale of two C-130J transports to Norway. The Royal Norwegian Air Force, which already operates several C-130Js, requested the additional Herks “to fulfill national and international airlift commitments and...