Clarke Tapped to Lead Air National Guard

President Obama has tapped Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke to be the Air National Guard’s next director, succeeding Lt. Gen. Bud Wyatt, who is retiring in January, announced the National Guard Bureau on Wednesday. Wyatt, who began his Air Force career...

Air Force Launches X-37 into Space

The Air Force and its industry partners on Tuesday launched an experimental X-37B orbital test vehicle into space aboard an Atlas V rocket fired from Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. This is the third mission of an X-37 reusable spaceplane and...

North Korea Claims Success in Missile Launch

North Korea launched a multi-stage Unha-3 rocket on Tuesday evening US East Coast time and claimed to have successfully placed a small satellite into orbit called the Kwangmyongsong-3. “The satellite entered its preset orbit,” stated the state-run Korean Central News...

A Final Plea

The US defense aerospace industry’s technological and production expertise results from many years of investment and experience that couldn’t be reconstituted if destroyed by the looming defense cuts under budget sequestration, said Aerospace Industries Association President Marion Blakey on Tuesday....

Off to a Good Start

The Air Force’s Active Duty component and its reserve elements all met their recruiting goals for October, the first month of Fiscal 2013, according to the Defense Department’s newest recruiting statistics, released on Dec. 11. These results continue the strong...

Air Enablers Critical to Afghan Success

One of the takeaways from the background briefing on the Pentagon’s newly released Afghanistan progress report is that Afghan security forces will continue to be dependent on coalition advisors for some time for a wide range of enablers like overhead...

Peterson Remembered

Thursday marks the 70 anniversary of the establishment of Peterson Army Air Force Base, a precursor of modern-day Peterson AFB, Colo. It was on Dec. 13, 1942, when officials gathered at Colorado Springs Army Air Base to rename it in...

With Friends like Egypt

The United States is going ahead with plans to deliver 20 advanced-model F-16s to Egypt despite concerns in some circles that the Middle East country is slipping toward Islamist dictatorship, reported UPI. The first four of these F-16s—made possible through...

Qatar Gets its Fourth C-17

Boeing delivered the fourth C-17 transport for the Qatari Emiri Air Force during a ceremony at the company’s production facility in Long Beach, Calif., announced the company. The handover took place on Dec. 10, completing the Middle East nation’s order...