Human Error Caused CV-22 Mishap

Human Error Caused CV-22 Mishap: Air Force Special Operations Command investigators determined that crew error caused the crash of a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on June 13 during a routine training mission practicing two-ship formation flying on the Eglin Range,...

NATO ISR

The United States and France are jointly sponsoring an initiative to fix intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sharing within NATO, said Alexander Vershbow, the alliance’s deputy secretary general. This initiative aims to build up “both the network infrastructure to integrate national...

Walk and Chew Gum

NATO members aren’t especially distressed about the announced US “strategic pivot” to the Pacific, said NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow. Speaking with the Daily Report on Aug. 29 after a meeting with reporters in Washington, D.C., Vershbow said European...

Spotlight: SrA. Matthew J. Butler

One of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012, SrA. Matthew J. Butler is a weather forecaster with the 15th Operational Weather Squadron at Scott AFB, Ill. Deployed to Iraq for Operation New Dawn, Butler executed...

Laughlin Training Squadron Inactivated

Officials with the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin AFB, Tex., inactivated the 84th Flying Training Squadron and designated the 434th FTS to take its place conducting specialized pilot undergraduate training with the T-6 Texan II. This move resulted from...

Dyess’ C-130J Force Grows

Gen. William Fraser, US Transportation Command boss, delivered a factory-fresh C-130J transport to Dyess AFB, Tex., bringing the size of the base’s Super Hercules fleet to 22 airframes. Fraser flew in the airplane, aircraft number 5701, from Lockheed Martin’s production...

Airmen Help Defend Panama Canal in Multinational Exercise

Hundreds of airmen at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., were among the more than 3,500 participants from 17 nations in PANAMAX 2012, the largest multinational exercise since 2003 involving militaries of North and South America, according to base officials. Davis-Monthan’s 612th Air...

Dragon Lady Gets a Second Shot at Life

A retired U-2 reconnaissance aircraft damaged in 2008 during scheduled maintenance arrived at Robins AFB, Ga., where technicians will repair it and return it to operational status, according to U-2 program officials. This U-2 is a 1980s model with a...

Final Delivery of F-16s for Morocco

The last three of 24 F-16 Block 52 fighters built by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Moroccan Air Force departed the company’s production facility in Fort Worth, Tex., for Morocco, reported South Africa-based defenceWeb. The new-build airplanes left Fort Worth...