RPAs Cloud the Holloman Sky

Students and instructors came together earlier this month at Holloman AFB, N.M., to set a non-combat record by simultaneously flying 10 remotely piloted aircraft, announced base officials. Members of the base’s 9th Attack Squadron, 29th AS, and 6th Reconnaissance Squadron...

Simulated Minuteman Launch at F.E. Warren

Members of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., recently conducted Giant Pace 12-2M, a Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test, as part of Air Force Global Strike Command’s activities to confirm the launch-readiness of the nation’s Minuteman III ICBM...

Wright-Patt Welcomes New Simulation Facility

The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center opened the new $33 million Information Technology Complex at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. “This will be a critically important tool for my organization . . . as we fulfill our mission to acquire and support...

Defense Spending Surges among Asian Giants

Five Asian powers effectively doubled the amount of money they spent on defense in the past decade, collectively reaching some $224 billion in 2011, according to a new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Unlike the budgets...

Franken-Huey for Training Partners

Instructors with the 318th Training Squadron at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at JBSA-Lackland, Tex., recently acquired a fully functional UH-1H Huey helicopter from the Army for use in training rotary-wing maintainers from Latin American partner militaries, announced school officials....

Cadets Will Explore Flightline of the Future

The Air Force Academy recently signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin for a “Flightline of the Future” cooperative research initiative and three related projects. Under Flightline of the Future, teams of academy cadets, together with some West Point cadets, will...

National Aviation Hall of Fame Inducts 2012 Class

The National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month inducted its 2012 class of air and space legends. Honored during the hall’s 50th anniversary enshrinement ceremony were: Geraldyn Cobb, record-setting pilot and the first and only woman...

Vulcan’s Last Season

Six years after a return to flight, Britain’s last airworthy Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber will fly for the last time next year, announced the non-profit organization that maintains the aircraft. Next summer will be the “last opportunity anyone will have,...