UPDATE: Missing Aviano Pilot’s Body Recovered

Searchers recovered the body of Capt. Lucas Gruenther, an F-16 pilot from Aviano AB, Italy, in the Adriatic Sea on Thursday, announced the Gruenther family in a statement posted at the base’s website. Gruenther, chief of flight safety for Aviano’s...

Search Continues for Aviano’s Missing Pilot

The 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB, Italy, launched several of its F-16 fighters on Wednesday to join the ongoing search for Capt. Lucas Gruenther, an Aviano F-16 pilot who went missing during a nighttime training mission over the Adriatic...

Combat Controller Awarded Silver Star

SSgt. Adam Krueger received the Silver Star Medal from Air Force Special Operations Command chief Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel during a ceremony at JB Lewis-McChord, Wash. Fiel recognized Krueger, a combat controller with McChord’s 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, for his...

Third Time’s a Charm

South Korea launched a rocket on Wednesday that reportedly put a scientific satellite in orbit, marking the first time that the country has successfully placed a satellite in space from its own territory, reported the Los Angeles Times. This makes...

Air Force Clinics Offer Resiliency Visits

Active Duty airmen may be eligible for four off-the-record visits at their local base mental health clinic as part of service-wide efforts to bolster airmen’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, announced service medical officials on Wednesday. The Resiliency Enhancement...

New Maintenance Platforms Expected to Reduce KC-135 Inspection Time

The 507th Maintenance Squadron at Tinker AFB, Okla., received new maintenance platforms that are expected to increase safety and efficiency as unit technicians conduct isochronal inspections of KC-135 tankers, according to a base release. The equipment arrived on Jan. 14...

Boeing Highlights FAB-T Progress

Boeing completed software qualification testing and systems integration testing for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals it is developing for the Air Force, announced the company. It also integrated the terminals with the mission control system for Advanced Extremely...

Cause of F-35B Fuel Issue Identified

Investigators determined that an “improperly crimped” fuel hydraulic line was the cause of the anomaly with a Marine Corps F-35B strike fighter prior to takeoff at Eglin AFB, Fla., on Jan. 16, F-35 program office spokesman Joe DellaVedova told the...

McKeon Announces His Picks for QDR Assessment Panel

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) selected Eric Edelman and former GOP Senator Jim Talent of Missouri as his two picks to serve on the 10-member congressionally mandated national defense panel that will assess the Pentagon’s 2013...