Pacific Shift

Gen. Herbert Carlisle took command of Pacific Air Forces during a ceremony at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. During the Aug. 3 change of command, Carlisle replaced Gen. Gary North, who had led PACAF since August 2009. North is retiring from...

Third Training Instructor Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Scandal

A seven-member officer panel last week sentenced former Air Force military training instructor TSgt. Christopher Smith to 30 days confinement and reduction in rank to airman first class for unprofessional relationships with two basic trainees at JBSA-Lackland, Tex. A special...

One Last Run

The 3rd Combat Communications Group’s Combat Readiness School at Tinker AFB, Okla., last week graduated its final class of battlefield communications specialists before ceasing operations. “It’s been a good feeling to teach airmen skills that could potentially save their lives,”...

B-52s Demonstrate Maritime Role at RIMPAC

B-52 bombers forward-deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, flew 20-plus-hour missions to train in aerial interdiction of maritime targets with naval forces near Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific exercise. “This includes gathering intelligence, honing our skills in low-level flying,...

Screaming Eagle

Airmen and C-130Js from Ramstein AB, Germany, wrapped up a week-and-a-half of training and skills qualification with the Polish air force during Exercise Screaming Eagle IV at Powidz AB, Poland. “Poland provides an excellent place for our aircrews to increase...

Tuskegee Emblem Officially Recognized

The Air Force has officially recognized the insignia of the 477th Bombardment Group, a Tuskegee Airmen unit that flew B-25s during World War II, according to officials from Air Force Reserve Command’s 477th Fighter Group. The fighter unit traces its...

Silent Eagle Gets Next-Generation Helmet-Mounted Cueing System

Boeing announced that it recently validated the integration of a new version of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, JHMCS II/h, on its F-15 Silent Eagle demonstrator aircraft. The company said this work continues “the on-schedule development” of the Silent...