Project to Protect KC-135s from Missiles Advances

Airmen with the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing at Selfridge, northeast of Detroit, have concluded ground testing a prototype version of Northrop Grumman’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system called Guardian on a KC-135 tanker, according to a unit release....

For Marine Corps, Readiness is Non-Negotiable

Unlike the Air Force, which has already begun shifting to a state of tiered readiness, the Marine Corps will accept nothing less than a fully capable and ready force, said Maj. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, USMC representative to the Quadrennial Defense...

Embracing Cyber

Marine Corps Representative to the Quadrennial Defense Review Maj. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said US Cyber Command could become the next unified command much like US Transportation Command and US Strategic Command. “Cyber is here and it’s only going to grow,”...

Welsh Appoints New AFRL Head

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh assigned Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello to command the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, announced the Pentagon. Masiello has been serving since May 2011 as director of special programs in the Pentagon’s...

F-22 Student Pilots Train in Georgia

F-22 student pilots from the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, Fla., recently concluded several weeks of training at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Ga., according to a Tyndall release. The training offered them more realistic scenarios for...

B-2 Combat Anniversaries

B-2 bomber officials this month marked the anniversaries of three combat engagements by the stealth bomber fleet, according to a release from Whiteman AFB, Mo., home of combat-ready B-2s. On March 22, 2011, three B-2s took off from Whiteman and...

New York Air Guardsmen Return from Antarctica

Members of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing returned home to Scotia, concluding the unit’s annual support of US scientific research on Antarctica, according to a wing release. Ski-equipped LC-130 Skibirds from the wing deployed to Antarctica...

China Buys Super Flanker, Subs

China will buy 24 Su-35BM Super Flanker fighters from Russia in a deal worth about $1.5 billion, according to press reports. However, there was still conflicting information, as of March 26, whether the Russian government had officially acknowledged the transaction....