Breedlove Tapped for SACEUR-EUCOM Leadership

President Obama on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Gen. Philip Breedlove as the next Supreme Allied Commander Europe and head of US European Command. “For over three decades, General Breedlove has served with distinction in assignments at all levels...

B-2s Demonstrate Extended Deterrence

Two B-2 stealth bombers flew more than 6,500 miles nonstop to drop inert bombs on a South Korean training range on March 28 as part of the ongoing bilateral Foal Eagle exercise, announced US Forces Korea officials. The airplanes, assigned...

Implementation Plan Details Force Structure Changes

The Air Force on Thursday released its plan to implement the force structure changes mandated by Congress in the Fiscal 2013 defense authorization act. The legislation directed the Air Force to reduce its force structure by 122 aircraft and approximately...

Fewer Furlough Days Expected for DOD Civilians

Defense Department civilian employees now face up to 14 days of furloughs by the end of the fiscal year due to budget sequestration and not up to 22 days as originally thought, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday. “We...

Tinker Engine Shop Slashes KC-135 Engine Flow Days

Members of the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron at Tinker AFB, Okla., recently made significant strides in how they service F108 engines—the powerplants for the KC-135 tanker fleet—and have developed a process for producing engines out of depot in about 50...

NASA’s Curiosity Team Wins Collier Trophy

The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Project Team is the winner of the 2012 Collier trophy, announced the National Aeronautic Association. The award ceremony will take place on May 9 in Arlington, Va., according to NAA’s mid-March release. The...

Anniversary of US Pullout from Vietnam

Forty years ago, on March 29, 1973, the last US ground troops withdrew from Vietnam, marking the end of direct US involvement in the Vietnam War. President Nixon addressed the nation that day, saying: “For the first time in 12...