Allen Not Prepared to Scale Back Security Cooperation

Despite the sharp uptick in “green-on-blue” violence in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the top US and coalition commander there, isn’t recommending scaling back the coalition’s training and advising activities. “At this particular moment, I don’t believe that we...

Parsing the Data

One of the challenges of combating “green-on-blue” attacks in Afghanistan is sifting through the data to determine the motivations behind these incidents, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, International Security Assistance Force commander, told reporters on Aug. 23. “We don’t have...

Air Guard Recognizes its Outstanding Airmen

The Air National Guard honored its six 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for their achievements during an awards ceremony at JB Andrews, Md. “It seems like every year we get better and better quality,” said Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt,...

Oklahoma Air Guardsman Awarded Bronze Star with Valor

Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Air National Guard director, presented TSgt. Raymond Viel with the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device during a ceremony at Tinker AFB, Okla. Wyatt honored Viel, a member of the Oklahoma Air Guard’s 146th Air Support...

Expanding Missile Defenses in Asia

The United States is planning to expand its missile defenses in Asia to counter growing threats from North Korea—and seemingly China, reported the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 23. US officials are currently in discussions with the Japanese about placing...

Whirling Four Grand

Aerial gunner SMSgt. Robert Dinsmore notched up 4,000 flight hours on a training sortie at Kirtland AFB, N.M., becoming the 58th Special Operations Wing’s first enlisted crewman to attain the mark in helicopters alone. “Not many rotary-wing guys cross that...

Wisdom and Nurture at Homestead

Air Force Reserve Command’s 482nd Fighter Wing introduced a development and training flight to prepare new accessions at Homestead ARB, Fla., for basic training. “Our job is to make sure these airmen are fully prepared to continue or begin their...

Snatched from the Scrapman

Volunteers from the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing spared one of the unit’s retired KC-135E tankers from the boneyard by securing the aircraft for the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at Forbes Field in Topeka, which...

Mark Your Calendars

The Indian air force expects to receive its first prototype of the PAK FA, the fifth generation fighter that India intends to jointly develop with Russia, for trials in 2014 and then induct the stealthy fighter into service by 2022,...