Eglin Cleared to Start F-35 Training

The 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., is ready to conduct F-35A pilot training beginning in January, announced Air Education and Training Command on Monday. Some 36 Air Force pilots are expected to go through the training program next...

Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), World War II Medal of Honor recipient and the second-longest-serving Senator in US history, died from respiratory complications on Monday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., announced his staff. He was...

One Year Ago Today

The last US combat personnel serving in Iraq departed that nation on Dec. 18, 2011, ending the phased withdrawal of US forces after a war and subsequent stability operation that began there in March 2003. See our coverage of the...

Welsh Approves Campaign Medal for Libya Veterans

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh recently approved award of the Air and Space Campaign Medal to airmen who supported Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector in Libya from March 2011 through October 2011, according to the...

Bonding Time

Air Combat Command has ordered a one-time inspection of components on the F-22 known as “bonded standoffs,” command spokeswoman Kelly Sanders told the Daily Report. This requires F-22 units “to inspect and, as necessary, replace” these components, she said. The...

Panetta Approves Turkish Patriot Deployment

Some 400 US military personnel will deploy to Turkey in the coming weeks to operate two batteries of Patriot missiles that the United States is sending to help defend Turkey, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. NATO decided earlier this...

Wright-Patt Opens New Research Facility

Air Force Research Lab officials earlier this month cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art Advanced Power and Thermal Research Lab on the grounds of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. APTRL is a 53,000-square-foot, three-story building that will be devoted to power...

New Hospital in a Box

More than 60 Pacific-based medical airmen practiced erecting and running a newly improved mobile tent hospital during a four-day exercise at Andersen AFB, Guam. “They were enthusiastic about learning the new equipment and process . . . and gave us...

Riding the Waveform of Tactical Technology

Rockwell Collins won an $18 million contract from the Air Force to complete development and qualification of the Tactical Targeting Network Technology waveform, paving the way its implementation on a broad range of aircraft, announced the company. “TTNT will provide...

Housing Basic Allowance Gets Bump in 2013

US military personnel will see their basic allowance for housing increase by an average of 3.8 percent in 2013, announced the Pentagon on Monday. For service members with dependents, average increases in BAH will be approximately $60 per month, states...