A Valid Question

The Air Force may revisit whether it makes sense to continue with plans to field and maintain 65 combat air patrols of MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, said Lt. Gen. Larry James, who oversees the Air Force’s...

Every Airman a Sensor

Airmen have a responsibility in the workplace to help identify colleagues who may be a suicide risk or a victim of a sexual predator, US Air Forces in Europe Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove told airmen at Ramstein AB, Germany, home...

Airmen Repair Damaged C-17

A small team of airmen assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron in Southwest Asia deployed to a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan to repair a damaged C-17 transport and save it from further harm in the face...

Planning the Integrated High Game

The Air and Space Operations Center schoolhouse at Hurlburt Field, Fla., recently taught its first joint-service air and missile defense operations planning course, according to officials with the 505th Training Squadron that runs the school. “As the air and missile...

Forks in the RPA Toolbox

A small cadre of instructors recently began training maintainers of RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft at Grand Forks AFB, N.D. Detachment 27 of the 372nd Training Squadron at Sheppard AFB, Tex., stood up at Grand Forks this summer to...

BACN Sustainment Sealed

Northrop Grumman won a $48 million contract to sustain the Air Force’s E-11A Global Express jets that carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload, according to Air Force Material Command officials. The firm fixed-price contract covers one year’s support, with...

Marines Activate First F-35 Operational Squadron

The Marine Corps officially welcomed its first F-35B operational squadron on Nov. 20 during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos spoke at the event, during which the service re-designated Marine All...

National Cyber Range Completes Beta Phase

The Defense Department’s National Cyber Range earlier this month concluded a one-year beta-operation phase, announced DARPA. During this time, various Pentagon organizations conducted seven large-scale cyber experiments, according to the agency’s release. Beta operations involve ironing out the bugs of...