KC-46A Aircrew Training System Contractor Selected

Air Force officials on Wednesday said they took “a major step forward” in the KC-46A tanker program by awarding a $78.4 million contract to FlightSafety Services of Centennial, Colo., for the development of the tanker’s aircrew training system. The KC-46...

Fighter Units in Europe Feel Sequester’s Squeeze

Nearly half of the Air Force’s fighter squadrons in Europe halted flying operations last month as a result of budget sequestration’s funding cuts, announced US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa officials. The cuts will last through the remainder of...

Another C-17 Delivered

The Air Force’s 221st C-17 transport touched down at JB Charleston, S.C., its beddown location, after a flight from Boeing’s C-17 assembly plant in Long Beach, Calif. Gen Paul Selva, head of Air Mobility Command, piloted the factory-fresh C-17 from...

Second GPS III Launch-Readiness Exercise Completed

Raytheon completed the second launch-readiness exercise for the Air Force’s next-generation Global Positioning System operational control system known as OCX, announced the company. Exercise two—conducted over a three-day period in late February—demonstrated OCX mission software capability and was a “key...

Jackson Encourages Reservists to Use Wingman Toolkit

Lt. Gen. James Jackson, head of Air Force Reserve Command, encouraged Reservists and their families to utilize the Wingman Toolkit to foster their resiliency, according to a release. In a message to all members of the Air Force Reserve, Jackson...

Symposium Rebalance

AFA’s annual two-day symposium in Los Angeles is now known as the Pacific Air & Space Symposium, or PASS, to reflect the growing influence of the Pacific theater on US national security strategy. It was formerly called the Global Warfare...

Newly Restored F-86L Sabre Dedicated at Moody

A dedication ceremony for a newly restored F-86L Sabre at Moody AFB, Ga., honored fallen Air Force pilot Maj. Lyn McIntosh, announced base officials. Members of McIntosh’s family and Moody airmen gathered on April 27 at the base’s air park...

F-15SA Displayed for Saudi Arabia

Boeing rolled out its newest F-15 variant, the F-15SA, which it is building for Saudi Arabia, announced the company. “We look forward to receiving the advanced capabilities of the F-15SA aircraft to continue to protect the security and stability of...