Air Force Consolidating F-22 Depot Work at Hill

The Air Force will consolidate its F-22 depot maintenance activities at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah, announced service officials on Wednesday. The consolidation will occur over a 31-month period and is expected to save the Air...

Mansfield Receives its First Two C-130Hs

The Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield welcomed the first two of eight C-130Hs that it is taking on as part of a mission switch, according to a unit release. The two aircraft, formerly flown by the...

Alaska Air Guardsmen Recognized for Valor

SSgt. Bill Cenna, a pararescueman with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron, received the Silver Star Medal and two Bronze Star Medals with Valor Devices during a ceremony at JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The May 18 ceremony recognized Cenna...

Hagel Makes First Trip to Asia-Pacific as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will spend three days—May 31 to June 2—in Singapore for the annual Shangri-La dialogue during his first trip to the Asia-Pacific region since becoming the Pentagon’s top civilian leader three months ago. A senior defense official...

No F-35 Term Limits?

The charter of the F-35 strike fighter program is under revision, and one of the proposed changes is to remove a restriction on the tour length of the program executive officer. Removing the term limit would eliminate the temptation for...

California Rescue Wing Makes 1,000th Save

The California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing completed the 1,000th “save” in its four-decade-long history. Aircrews and pararescuemen deployed to Afghanistan reached the milestone on May 18 after rescuing an Afghan national policeman who had suffered a gunshot wound,...

First Enlisted Airmen Graduate from Intelligence Planning Course

The first class of enlisted students graduated from the Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, the first offering for enlisted intelligence professionals at the Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev. “They all worked extremely hard,” said Capt. James Blick,...

One Shy of a Full House

Officials with the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB, Tex., welcomed the arrival of the unit’s 27th factory-fresh C-130J transport, leaving it one airframe shy of its planned full complement, according to a base release. Brig. Gen. Scott Goodwin, Air...

Saudi F-15s Fielding Greater Capability

Boeing’s F-15 work for Saudi Arabia is showing that the F-15 design has a great deal of life in it, according to company officials who briefed reporters in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday. The Saudis are acquiring new-build F-15s in the...

TEL the Accurate Story

China has supplied the transporter erector launchers for North Korea’s new long-range missiles, said Richard Fisher during his May 24 Capitol Hill speech. He did not say China provided the missiles themselves as we incorrectly reported in Wednesday’s column. We...