PACOM Boss Cites Gains in Recent China Visit

Adm. Samuel Locklear, head of US Pacific Command, said on July 11 he was optimistic about the future of US-China bilateral military relations after spending four days in China in late June and meeting with senior Chinese military leaders. Mil-to-mil...

Nellis Airman Awarded DFC with Valor

The Air Force awarded SSgt. Justin Tite, an aerial gunner with the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev., the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device for his heroic actions during a rescue mission in Afghanistan last year....

Loading Up

The Air Force is looking for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve volunteers to fill “chronically undermanned” loadmaster positions in the near term via a limited-period recall to extended active duty. “We expect to bring a total of 110...

Forget the Past; Meet Yourself

Fifty airmen graduated Airman Leadership School at Kadena AB, Japan, this week as part of the first wave of test cases experimenting with a brand-new personalized development curriculum. “The focus is more on the individual,” said Kadena ALS commandant MSgt....

Rand Weighs in on AFMC Reorganization

Rand’s Project Air Force produced a study analyzing the organizational changes at Air Force Materiel Command as it consolidates its 12 centers into five to operate more efficiently and shed excess overhead. Consistent with the Air Force’s projections, AFMC will...

C-5 delivers MRAPs to South Korea

A C-5 transport from the 22nd Airlift Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif., delivered some of the first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to US Army units stationed in South Korea. The airlifter touched down on July 7 at Osan Air...

Dutch Doubts

The Dutch parliament voted to terminate participation in the F-35 strike fighter program in a non-binding resolution strongly condemned by Dutch defense minister Hans Hillen. “If we were to stop investing in fighter aircraft . . . it would simply...

It’s a Heinkel!

Salvage volunteers hoisted an ultra-rare German World War II-era aircraft from the bottom of a fjord in southern Norway, reports Britain’s Daily Mail. The Heinkel He-115, a twin-engine floatplane torpedo-bomber, is the only example of its type recovered so far,...