HASC Approves Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill

The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 1960, its version of the Fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill, in the early morning hours of June 6 by a vote of 59 to two. The legislation, expected to go to the full...

Legislative Cornerstone

The House Armed Services Committee’s version of the Fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill makes sexual assault prevention and prosecution the “cornerstone of this legislation,” states the committee’s bill summary. As such, it “reforms” the Uniform of Code of Military Justice,...

Highlights of the HASC’s Bill

The House Armed Services Committee has authorized funding for an East Coast missile defense site and directed the Missile Defense Agency to conduct environmental studies of potential locations for it, according to the summary of H.R. 1960, the committee’s version...

Communications Streamlining

The Air Force plans to inactivate the 689th Combat Communications Wing at Robins AFB, Ga., and the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker AFB, Okla., in September as part of Fiscal 2013 force structure changes, announced service officials. The actions,...

Every Dollar Counts Campaign Wraps Up

Airmen submitted more than 11,000 cost-reducing ideas during the Every Dollar Counts campaign, a month-long initiative that allowed airmen to recommend areas of savings for the Air Force, according to a service release. Of those recommendations, 38 percent had to...

Basic Electronic Warfare Training Goes Airborne

Air Education and Training Command has incorporated electronic warfare training into the airborne portion of its undergraduate combat systems officer training, according to a release. A T-1 aircraft modified for electronic warfare took to the skies at NAS Pensacola, Fla.,...

Yokota Airmen Test C-12 in New Role

A C-12 crew from Yokota AB, Japan, recently completed a mission to test aeromedical evacuation equipment on the platform, said base officials. Four airmen flew to San Angelo, Tex., to recover a C-12 that was test-fitted with aeromedical evacuation equipment...

Pilot with Lots of Spirit Time Retiring

Lt. Col. Michael Means, who has accumulated the second most flight hours of any pilot in the B-2 stealth bomber, is retiring from the Air Force after 23 years of service, according to a release. Means, chief of safety with...

Pedal to the Mettle

AFA’s 2013 Cycling Classic, held in partnership with Arlington Sports, takes place on June 8 and June 9 in Arlington, Va., to benefit AFA’s Wounded Airman Program. Riders of all abilities—from casual amateurs to professional racers—will participate in a variety...