Obama Warns Syrian Regime on Chemical Weapons

President Obama warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday not to employ chemical weapons against opposition forces in Syria’s civil war. “Today, I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and those under his command: The world is watching....

All Comes Down to Performance

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told more than 140 wing commanders from across the Air Force at JB Andrews, Md., that leaders who are not directly and aggressively involved in ridding the service of sexual assault and sexual harassment...

F-16 Mishap at Kunsan

An F-16 ran off the runway at Kunsan AB, South Korea, on Dec. 3, according to a base release. The pilot sustained no injuries and was safe, said officials with the base’s 8th Fighter Wing. They said they would release...

Afghan Air Force, NATO sign Combined Strategy

Maj. Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak, Afghan air force commander, and Brig. Gen. Steven Shepro, head of NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, signed the first-ever combined strategy between the two organizations. The 54-page strategic flight plan went into effect on Nov. 28...

Another Super Galaxy Delivery

Lockheed Martin delivered the ninth C-5M Super Galaxy transport to the Air Force, announced the company on Dec. 3. The handover took place on Nov. 30 at the company’s aircraft plant in Marietta, Ga. This airframe, aircraft number 85-0001, will...

Space Launch Contract Takes Off

The Air Force let a $900 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for space launch services under the Rocket Systems Launch Program, announced the Pentagon. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin, Orbital Sciences, and Space Exploration Technologies will provide launch vehicles through November 2017,...

Racking up the Flight Hours

The F-35 strike fighter program surpassed 5,000 flight hours in late November, announced the F-35 program office. All three variants of the stealth fighter—the Air Force’s F-35A, Marine Corps’ F-35B, and Navy’s F-35C—contributed to those flight hours, according to the...

Arnold Engine Test Facility Gets Upgrade

Air Force officials gathered at Arnold AFB, Tenn., to mark the completion of the first in a series of projects meant to improve the capabilities of the nation’s largest ground test facility for military aircraft engines. As part of the...

USAFE Tests New Inspection Process

US Air Forces in Europe is the pilot major command for an updated version of the Air Force Inspection System, announced officials at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. The goal of the revised inspection system is to ensure there remain a high...