In the Lion’s Den

Amman, Jordan While headlines trickle out of the neighboring civil war in Syria, the US and Jordan kicked off a wide-ranging multi-national military exercise Sunday, touting wide participation of many Arab and allied militaries as a show of stability in...

Obama, Xi Conclude Informal Talks

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said informal talks between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingpin were “positive and constructive.” During the two-day discussions, which wrapped up June 8 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the two leaders strongly agreed that...

352nd SOG Plans Expansion

The 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall, England, is expected to receive the first two of 10 CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and the first of 12 MC-130J Commando II aircraft this month. In addition, the number of personnel assigned...

Draft Environmental Study Supports Eielson F-16 Relocation

The proposed in-state relocation of the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson AFB, Alaska, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson would save the Air Force $227 million over a five-year period and help achieve operational efficiencies, states the recently issued draft report on...

Balancing the Force

More than 900 noncommissioned officers in overmanned career fields will need to cross train or risk being forced out of the service. Airmen in overmanned career fields can volunteer to switch jobs from now until July 7, but if the...

CoRE Proposal

Lockheed Martin, InDyne, and URS Corporation, submitted a joint proposal for Air Force Space Command’s launch and test range system integrated support contract (LISC), announced Lockheed Martin. “The LISC contract will achieve a decades-long dream of standardizing Air Force launch...

Air Guard Unit Controls Minot Missile Field Security

Members of the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 219th Security Forces Squadron at Minot Air Force Base made history when they assumed control of security for a sector of the base’s missile fields during a recent exercise, according to a...

Women Speak Up

A number of current and former airmen discussed their thoughts on why women are leaving the Air Force during a panel discussion at the Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in National Harbor, Md., on June 7. Speaking before some 150 service...