Global Strike Challenge Countdown

Air Force Global Strike Command teams have descended on Barksdale AFB, La., for the culmination of the third annual Global Strike Challenge later this week. Since July, units from across the command have been competing in scored events, vying for...

Personnel System Upgrade Hits a Snag

The Air Force indefinitely postponed upgrading its central personnel records data base to allow officials to thoroughly test the changes before implementation, according to the Air Force Personnel Center. “It’s critical we ensure our airmen have the best possible personnel...

Rescue Airmen Honored with Cheney Award

Capt. Kenneth Green, a UH-1N helicopter pilot, and MSgt. Joseph Brownell, a field operation section chief, received the 2011 Cheney Award during a Pentagon ceremony. The two airmen saved the lives of a civilian and his son on Aug. 20,...

Air Force, NASA Partner on Space Debris Project

The Air Force and NASA are working together to create a satellite that mimics a modern low-Earth-orbit spacecraft, although they don’t intend it to actually go into space. Instead, they plan to utilize the DebriSat—a 110-pound satellite—in a hypervelocity impact...

C-5 Upgrade Work Continues

The Air Force last week awarded Lockheed Martin $489.4 million towards the company’s Lot 6 work installing new engines and performance improvements on 52 of the service’s C-5 airlifters. Overall, the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program has a total...

Sweat without the Blood and Tears

Small groups of airmen at 67 bases participated in a pilot program to improve airmen’s run times and reduce injury as they prepare for physical fitness testing. The three-stage program focused on evaluating an individual’s run, then steadily improving the...

Constant Phoenix Visits Florida

Personnel with the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s Detachment 1 paid a visit to Patrick AFB, Fla., with a WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft to allow base personnel to tour the specially configured platform, announced Patrick officials on Nov. 6. Members...

Rapid Strike Descends on Nellis

The Air Force will bring its new Rapid Strike state-of-the-art flight simulator to the Aviation Nation open house at Nellis AFB, Nev., from Nov. 9-11, said base officials. The trailer-borne system allows 12 to 14 people at one time to...

Airman Magazine Optimized for Tablet Devices

The Air Force is launching a digital edition of Airman Magazine, its official publication, geared specifically for Apple and Android tablet users. “This new format gives readers all the in-depth feature stories and spectacular photos they’ve come to expect from...