A Complicated Partnership

Although NATO and Russia have increased cooperation in several aspects of their “complicated partnership,” there is still much work to be done, said Adm. James Stavridis, NATO’s supreme allied commander and US European Command boss. In a blog entry he...

Kerry Confronts Iraqi Leadership on Iranian Overflights

Secretary of State John Kerry said he “made it very clear” to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki in a face-to-face meeting that “overflights from Iran” of Iraqi territory en route to Syria are ruining Iraq’s credibility as a viable...

Air Commando Awarded Bronze Star with Valor

TSgt. Ronnie Brickey, an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., last week received a Bronze Star with Valor Medal for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2011. It was Brickey’s fifth Bronze Star, placing him in a...

Editor’s Note

We’re proud to present Air Force Magazine’s new website, designed to provide a more user friendly and interactive experience. We’ve adopted a three-column format. In the center Daily Report column, we’ve added social media options, more easy access to individual...

McChord Slated to Receive its Last New C-17

The Air Force’s 220th new-build C-17 transport is scheduled to touch down on Wednesday at JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., according to base spokeswoman SSgt. Frances Kriss. This airplane, which will arrive from Boeing’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., will be the...

Cope Tiger 2013 Concludes

Exercise Cope Tiger 2013, an annual exercise that brings together airmen from United States, Singapore, and Thailand, concluded at Korat RTAFB, Thailand. “I want to personally thank you for all that you’ve done,” Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander,...

New Airdrop System Tested

Members of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, experimented with a new airdrop concept that’s designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of airdrops. Under the Single Pass Air Drop, or SPAid, concept, a remotely piloted aircraft...

Shindand Graduates New Crop of Afghan Aircraft Maintainers

Members of the Afghan air force, alongside advisors from the NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, welcomed 29 newly trained Afghan aircraft maintenance specialists in a graduation ceremony at Shindand Air Base. This class is the largest in the history of the...

Long-Lead-Parts Contract Let for Japan F-35s

Lockheed Martin received a $40. 2 million contract to procure the long-lead-time parts, materials, and components for Japan’s first four F-35 strike fighters, according to the Pentagon’s list of major contracts for March 25. Japan is procuring some 42 F-35As—the...