Candidate Bases Announced for Initial KC-46A Beddown

The Air Force on Wednesday announced the candidate bases to host the KC-46A tanker schoolhouse as well as the new tanker’s first two main operating locations. Altus AFB, Okla., and McConnell AFB, Kan., are the candidates to host the KC-46A...

Almost No Margin in Capacity

The Air Force has already reduced its force structure just about as much as it can and still meet its responsibilities to support the nation’s new defense strategy, said Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. In most mission areas, the Air...

A Cliff Still in Sight

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law on Jan. 2, did not resolve many of the issues at play in the “fiscal cliff” debate and merely changed the terms of the Budget Control Act’s looming sequester, said...

Dawn of the Ghostrider

The first MC-130J airframe destined for conversion to the Air Force’s new AC-130J gunship configuration arrived for modifications at Eglin AFB, Fla., announced Air Force Special Operations Command officials. Over the next 10 months, technicians will modify the airframe, which...

Air Advisor Units Ready for Action

Air Mobility Command’s two air advisor squadrons tasked with mentoring partner nation air forces recently declared full operational capability, announced command officials. “To date, our role has been to train ourselves in the art of air advising,” explained 571st Mobility...

Schwartz’s Official Portrait Unveiled

Air Force officials unveiled the official portrait painting of retired Gen. Norton Schwartz, 19th Chief of Staff, on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The portrait features Schwartz standing with the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., shown in...

No More Dollars for Ds

Beginning this year, the Air Force tightened tuition assistance criteria to mandate that airmen maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to continue receiving funds toward an undergraduate university degree. “If it is not maintained, your records will...