Another North Korean Missile Launch Coming?

Increased activity at North Korea’s Sohae satellite launch site indicates that the communist nation may be preparing to launch a long-range missile soon, reported Voice of America on Nov 27. The news service cited the Nov. 23 satellite image that...

GAO Weighs in on F-16 Modifications

The Air Force’s estimate that it will cost some $2.61 billion in Fiscal 2013 dollars to upgrade and extend the service life of 300 F-16 fighters by 2022 is “well-documented,” “accurate,” and “mostly comprehensive,” found Government Accountability Office auditors. However,...

PACAF’s Command Chief Retires

CMSgt. Steve McDonald earlier this month replaced CMSgt. Brooke McLean as Pacific Air Forces’ command chief. McLean, who was PACAF’s top enlisted airman since October 2009, is retiring from the Air Force after nearly three decades of service, according to...

Community College Reaches Major Degree Milestone

The Community College of the Air Force recently awarded its 400,000th degree to an enlisted airman, according to officials at Maxwell AFB, Ala. SrA. Emily Barchenger who is assigned to Ellsworth AFB, S.D., in late September completed the credits required...

Tinker Depot Takes Over F-22 Nozzle Repair

The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker AFB, Okla., recently became responsible for repairing components of the F-22’s thrust-vectoring engine nozzles, announced Tinker officials. OC-ALC mechanics are now certified to fix liners and structures of the F-22’s airframe-mounted nozzle...

A More Permanent Solution for Schriever’s Airmen and Families

Officials at Schriever AFB, Colo., cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the renovated building now housing the base’s Airman and Family Readiness Center. “Ten years ago, the Schriever Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center stood up in a...

Brazilian Airmen Visit Peterson for Firefighting Exchange

Four members of the Brazilian air force visited Peterson AFB, Colo., in mid November to meet with members of Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing and discuss aerial firefighting operations, according to a base release. Like the Reserve wing,...

Little Rock Veterans Honored during RF-101 Dedication

More than 20 former members of the Arkansas Air National Guard gathered with current members of the 189th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base to dedicate an RF-101 Voodoo on static display in the base’s Heritage Park. The...

Laser System Targets Short-range Aerial Threats

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a portable, ground-based laser system called ADAM in a series of tests against rockets and remotely piloted aircraft, announced the company on Nov. 27. ADAM stands for Area Defense Anti-Munitions system; the 10-kilowatt fiber laser is...