Basic Training Review Complete

Air Education and Training Command Wednesday released the findings of its review of Air Force basic training in light of the sexual abuse and misconduct by Military Training Instructors at JBSA Lackland, Tex. Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward who led the...

US, Australia Boost Space-Surveillance Cooperation

The United States and Australia will establish a radar station and an optical telescope site on Australian soil to bolster the two countries’ ability to detect, track, and identify space objects, such as satellites and debris, announced the Pentagon on...

Space Fence Bids In

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon submitted their respective proposals to win the rights to build the Air Force’s Space Fence, announced both companies. The Air Force envisions the fence as an S-band radar system capable of monitor objects in low Earth...

Former AFRICOM Commander Docked Pay Grade in Retirement

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided that Army Gen. William Ward, former US Africa Command boss, should be retired at the rank of lieutenant general (at pay grade O-9 instead of his current pay grade O-10) due to Ward’s misuse...

The Ready Reserve

Much like his counterparts in the Air Force, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, head of the Army Reserve, expects to adapt his component to a new strategic environment, as the US draws down from manpower-intensive counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan. In...

USAF Bases Launch New Transition Program

Air Force bases are beginning to roll out a new veteran transition program—open to active and reserve members and their spouses—that President Obama characterized as a “reverse boot camp” in mid-summer remarks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars when he...

Counterspace System Gets Update

The Air Force awarded Harris a $36.3 million contract to upgrade five Counter Communication System Block 10 units to the 10.1 configuration. Under this contract, Harris will also provide spare parts “to meet operational reliability requirements,” according to the Air...

Executive Realignment in Boeing’s Defense Sector

Boeing announced it is shifting the roles of executive officers in its Defense, Space, and Security (BDS) unit as part of a broader effort to cut 30 percent of the executive positions compared to 2010 levels by the end of...

Minuteman III Test Shot from Vandy

The Air Force successfully launched a Minuteman III ICBM over the Pacific Ocean on a test shot from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., early Wednesday morning. Air Force missileers initiated the launch from a Navy E-6B Mercury Airborne Command Post aircraft instead...

Preventing Aid Drop Headache

Air Mobility Command is developing individual lightweight nutrition packets which will make air dropping humanitarian aid much safer than it is now. The Humanitarian Operations Packaged Essentials (HOPE) packets are small foam parcels containing a nutrition bar or water that...

Singapore Shows “Active” Interest in F-35 Buy

Singapore Shows “Active” Interest in F-35 Buy: Tom Burbage, general manager of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, said Singapore is showing increased interest in buying their own F-35s – as China recently unveiled its second Fifth Generation fighter design (the J-31)....