Spartans Bring Power to New York

Three Air National Guard C-27J transports flying from Mansfield, Ohio, brought two much-needed diesel power generators and two Humvees to tow them to Stewart ANG Base in Newburgh, New York, to support recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the US...

X-37B Launch Delayed, Again

The Air Force and United Launch Alliance have postponed the next X-37B mission by an additional several weeks, now eyeing Nov. 27 as the day that an Atlas V rocket will carry the experimental spaceplane into orbit. The Air Force...

Carter Sees Air Force Deterrence Mission Up Close

During his visit last week to Minot AFB, N.D., Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked airmen at the Air Force Global Strike Command installation for their vigilance in keeping the nation safe as part of the US nuclear deterrent force....

Civil Air Patrol Steps Up to Support Post-Sandy Recovery

The Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force auxiliary, is currently engaged in “the largest aerial photo mission” in its history in support of FEMA’s post-Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, according to CAP officials. One hundred aircrews from CAP’s Northeast, Middle East,...

Inspector General Auditing Lackland Service Contracts

The Defense Department inspector general’s office last month began auditing contracting procedures at JBSA-Lackland, Tex., to determine whether officials there properly handled multiple-award contracts for services. Specifically, inspectors are looking at whether “contracting officials provided a fair opportunity to compete,...

Australia Receives Sixth C-17

Boeing delivered the Royal Australian Air Force’s sixth C-17 transport during a ceremony at the company’s assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif. The RAAF will assign this airlifter to No. 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley near Brisbane, according to...

Another Contract Let for Saudi F-15 Upgrade

The Air Force last week awarded Boeing $4 billion toward the company’s ongoing activities to upgrade Saudi Arabia’s fleet of 70 F-15s to the new “SA” standard. This F-15 model includes an advanced electronically scanned array radar, among its modern...