Creative Flow

Eloy, Ariz. Budget sequestration has forced Air Force units to get creative. Members of the New York Air National Guard’s 103rd Rescue Squadron in West Hampton took advantage of a training day last week during the academic portion of Angel...

Pentagon Changes Course on Two Civil Support Teams

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Pentagon has reversed course and will retain two National Guard weapons of mass destruction civil support teams that were slated for disestablishment this year. “They are important, and we have...

A Temporal Future for Air Dominance

Senior Air Force officials, analysts, and others are thinking hard about a concept that has received relatively little scrutiny in recent years: air dominance, or air superiority, and how it will apply in future conflicts. Since the end of the...

Still Winning without All the Advantages

The Air Force is slowly trying to change the culture of its combat forces by exposing combat pilots and crews to a more challenging threat environment in training drills, said Gen. Mike Hostage, Air Combat Command boss. Speaking at the...

Anderson Picked as AFNORTH Command Chief

Lt. Gen. William Etter, commander of the Continental US NORAD Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), selected CMSgt. Ronald Anderson to be the organizations’ command chief. “The opportunity to serve the men and women of CONR-1st Air Force...

Northrop Grumman Touts Big SAR Feature on F-16 Radar

Northrop Grumman’s Scalable Agile Beam Radar, designed for the F-16, would provide pilots with high-resolution radar imagery with its “Big SAR” synthetic aperture radar mapping feature, said Joe Ensor, company vice president for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and targeting on...

Lockheed Martin Tapped for Battle Management Upgrade

The Air Force has tasked Lockheed Martin to upgrade the command and control system that joint commanders use to execute air operations in different regions of the world, announced the company on Tuesday. “These enhancements will provide users with faster...