Maintaining the New Warrior Ethos

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new “warrior class” of airmen capable of operating outside the wire alongside their counterparts in the ground services, said Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc, the Air Force’s assistant vice chief of staff....

Guarded Optimism

The tensions between the Air Force and Air National Guard that spiked earlier this year with the release of the Pentagon’s Fiscal 2013 budget proposal actually go back to Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath in 2005, said Heather Hogsett, director of health...

Relative Strength

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes that the United States can only maintain its role as an “indispensable power” in the world by embracing the concept of “peace through strength,” said former DOD Comptroller Dov Zakheim who’s currently an advisor...

Contracts Let for Advanced Engine Work

The Air Force Research Lab awarded General Electric Aviation and Pratt & Whitney large-sum contracts to mature their respective next-generation military propulsion designs under the Adaptive Engine Technology Development program. These transactions appeared in the Pentagon’s list of major contracts...

Russia Flexes Nuclear Muscles

Russia conducted the largest exercises of its strategic nuclear forces since the demise of the Soviet Union, engaging its heavy bombers and its submarine- and land-based ballistic missiles, announced the Kremlin. The exercises concluded on Oct. 20, one day after...

Afghan Air Force Graduates Pilots

Three Afghan air force pilot trainees at Shindand Air Base last week became the first fixed-wing students to earn their wings in Afghanistan in some 30 years, announced their US Air Force advisors. These Afghans were also the first pilots...

RAF Molesworth Shooting Range Reopens

US Air Forces in Europe last week reopened the small arms range at RAF Molesworth, Britain, to help accommodate the number of airmen stationed in the area requiring shooting qualification. USAFE shuttered the firing line in 2010 due to lack...