Keep Chipping Away

In order to prevent the budget sequester from taking effect on March 1, President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms as an interim step until lawmakers reach broader consensus...

Fanning Nominated to be Air Force Undersecretary

President Obama nominated Navy Deputy Undersecretary Eric Fanning to be the next Air Force undersecretary, filling the void created last June with the departure of Erin Conaton. Obama sent the nomination to the Senate on Feb. 4, according to a...

First Time Overseas for MacDill’s VIP Transport Unit

One of the C-37A executive jets assigned to the 310th Airlift Squadron at MacDill AFB, Fla., along with 11 of the unit’s airmen plus contractor support staff, deployed to Afghanistan, marking the squadron’s first-ever overseas stint, said base officials. The...

Chief of Staff 2013 Reading List Released

Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force Chief of Staff, issued his 2013 reading list for airmen. The list features 14 books, but is not limited to reading recommendations since it also includes seven films, 11 pieces of art, 10 songs, three...

Schwartz Initiated into AFSOC’s Order of the Sword

Air Force Special Operations Command’s enlisted force inducted retired Gen. Norton Schwartz, former Chief of Staff, into the command’s Order of the Sword, recognizing his dedication to the command’s enlisted airmen. “Sir, this is the very least we could do...

Banding Together at Patrick

Space and rescue units at Patrick AFB, Fla., conducted a crash-recovery exercise together for the first time to evaluate their ability to cooperate in case of an emergency. Personnel from Patrick’s 45th Space Wing and Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th...

Air Force Continues Relationship with NASCAR

The No. 43 race car owned by Richard Petty Motorsports will once again feature the Air Force paint scheme for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, announced Air Force Recruiting Service officials. Driver Aric Almirola’s father was in the Air...