Where to Start

The most disconcerting aspect of the current budget environment for the Air Force’s long-range planners “is the unprecedented levels of uncertainty” they face, said Lt. Gen. Michael Moeller, who’s in charge of strategic planning and programming on the Air Staff....

Personnel Data System Upgrade Commences

The Military Personnel Data System went offline on Monday as the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency began to upgrade and transfer airmen’s data to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center, announced Air Force Personnel Center officials. The...

For Want of a Nail

The small businesses that support the Air Force are starting to suffer as the service slashes expenditures due to budget sequestration, said Lt. Gen. Charles Davis, the service’s military deputy for acquisition. “It does not take long for a small...

Hot Pit Absorbency

Members of the 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dyess AFB, Tex., learned “hot pit” refueling of the B-1 bomber from their counterparts at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., announced Dyess officials. This procedure is new to the B-1, with maintainers from Ellsworth’s...

New Set of Intelligence Tools Required for Asia

The Defense Department’s top civilian intelligence official told lawmakers that the Pentagon’s efforts remain focused on the “strategic defeat” of al Qaeda and its affiliates, but that other challenges facing the department will require new ways of thinking and new...

Air Guardsmen Help Ensure Medical Readiness

Some 40 doctors and medical technicians from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Medical Group flew to Osan AB, South Korea, to help members of Osan’s 51st MDG train and set up an expeditionary medical system at nearby Suwon Air...

Northrop Grumman Realigns Aerospace Systems Sector

Northrop Grumman is consolidating activities of its aerospace systems sector into five centers of design and integration excellence, announced the company on Monday. It’s also going to shutter a facility in Dominguez Hills, Calif., that supports its information systems work,...