Toxic Cleanse

Commanders discovered 631 instances of pornography, 3,987 instances of “unprofessional material,” and 27,598 instances of “inappropriate or offensive items” as part of December’s Air Force-wide health and welfare inspection, announced service headquarters officials. Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh directed...

A Cyber Boost

As US Cyber Command continues defining how it will operate across all of the worldwide geographic combatant commands, the Pentagon may tap the Air Force to add more than 1,000 new cyber experts to its payroll, said Gen. William Shelton,...

Not a Likely Scenario

Air Force Space Command boss Gen. William Shelton said he would be “absolutely stunned” if any future Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite suffered from propulsion problems similar to those that beset the first $2 billion spacecraft in the series....

Return of the Spirit

Two B-2A stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo, will temporarily operate from Andersen AFB, Guam, in late January in support of US Pacific Command’s in-theater training objectives, announced Pacific Air Forces officials. “This deployment will...

Goodbye Artificial Intelligence

The upcoming Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., will be the first time live intelligence gathering will factor directly into the large-force aerial combat event, announced Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency officials. Since Red Flag’s beginnings in...

F-35A’s Baseline Shuffle

The Air Force’s F-35A strike fighter variant was 30 percent behind planned baseline test points at end of November due to factors like “aircraft operating limitations” and the need for additional testing of the weapon bay doors, Michael Gilmore, the...

Sending a Clear Signal

The United States and Britain last week issued a joint statement regarding Global Positioning System intellectual property, affirming their commitment to ensuring that GPS civil signals remain perpetually free and openly available to users worldwide. As part of this agreement,...

Oregon Air Guard F-15s Respond to Suspected Hijacking

F-15s of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland last week intercepted and escorted an allegedly hijacked airliner to a safe landing in Seattle. NORAD scrambled two F-15 fighters on Jan. 17 from Portland in response to...

Remembering Fallujah to Frankfurt

Security forces airmen at JBSA-Randolph, Tex., dedicated a memorial wall on base to nine members of their profession killed in the line of duty since 2005. “It’s our way of showing respect to those who served before us and also...

Eglin Tests Airborne Wireless Communications Router

Officials with the 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., this month wrapped up developmental flight testing of a wireless router destined for the Air Force’s Litening and Sniper targeting pods, said unit officials. The router is a software...