More Details on “Nyet Flag”

Russian news reports—and other news outlets that picked up the story last week—claiming that Russia would send fighters to an upcoming Red Flag exercise are “a complete fabrication,” said Air Force spokeswoman Jennifer Cassidy. Russia was indeed supposed to send...

Hawker Beechcraft Seeks Partnership with Chinese Aerospace Manufacturer

Hawker Beechcraft announced on July 9 that it “has executed an exclusivity agreement” with Superior Aviation Beijing, a Beijing-based aerospace manufacturer. Under the terms of the deal, which still requires US regulatory reviews and approvals, the Chinese company would acquire...

Scott Honors Fallen Airman

Airmen and members of the local community gathered at Scott AFB, Ill., to dedicate the base’s newly renovated air passenger terminal in honor of A1C Zachary Cuddeback. An Islamist-inspired Kosovar Albanian shot and killed Cuddeback, 21, of Stanardsville, Va., along...

Air and Space Operations Center Hosts First-Ever Virtual Tour

The 601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall AFB, Fla., recently hosted a first-of-its-kind virtual tour of its operations floor for students at Collinsville Middle School in Collinsville, Okla. The tour began with a welcome video introducing the class...

F-35 Put Through Weapons Pit Testing

AF-1, an F-35A test aircraft, recently underwent three weeks of static stores ejection testing, or pit testing, at Edwards AFB, Calif., so that the airplane’s engineers could evaluate how the release of a weapon from the stealth fighter physically affected...

Air Guard Pilots Hit Rarefied Air

In the span of a month, two F-16 pilots with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing reached 4,000 flight hours in the fighter type while deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Col. David Meyer recently hit the 4,000-hour...

AMMOS Graduates 300th Student

The Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School at Nellis AFB, Nev., recently graduated its 300th student since its opening in 2002. The student was a member of Class 12A, the 24th class to take the school’s 14-week course,...

Tiny Air Commandos Invade Hurlburt

Air Force Special Operations Command recently hosted its first-ever “Bring Your Child to Work Day” at Hurlburt Field, Fla. “Everyday we drop our kids off at daycare and kiss them goodbye in the morning,” said event organizer Capt. Kristina Sawtelle...