Logistical Balance Being Struck in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s geography, weather, security, and limited transport infrastructure present much larger obstacles for planners than what they faced in Iraq in 2011, said Scott Anderson, US Central Command’s deputy director for logistics and engineering. Kuwait, what Anderson called “the catcher’s...

F-15s to Replace F-16s in Fresno

The first of 21 F-15s slated to replace the 144th Fighter Wing’s F-16s touched down at the Fresno Yosemite Airport in California on June 18, states a base release. The 144th Fighter Wing has been flying F-16s out of Fresno...

GAO Tells Pentagon to Re-examine CRAF Demand Post Afghanistan

A recent Government Accountability Office report has directed the Secretary of Defense to shift some of its peacetime airlift workload to commercial sources to buttress the Civil Reserve Air Fleet. The Defense Department exceeded the flying hours needed to meet...

Soft Kill Machine

Mating the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System on General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft would create a game-changing weapon system capable of taking out non-hardened ground targets like antennas, said Frank Pace, president of...

Northrop Grumman to Improve Navigation and Geo-Registration Technology

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a phase two inertial navigation system-related contract to continue improving GPS-challenged navigation and geo-registration, states a company release. In phase one of the Maintain Accurate Geo-registration via Image-nav Compensation (MAGIC)...

Outlining the Chief’s Priorities

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath, England, to discuss his boss’ priorities last week. During a town hall with airmen, Battaglia outlined...

Who Will Be the Next American Icon?

Over the next two months, Air Mobility Command will be conducting a search for its next AMC Icon—a title loosely based on the popular television program, American Idol. During the competition, AMC contestants will compete in a vocal competition at...