Gorenc Approved as USAFE Commander

The Senate has confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc to receive a fourth star for assignment as commander of US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa at Ramstein AB, Germany. Officials with the command announced the news...

Boneyard B-52G Fleet Shrinks

The Air Force had 24 out-of-service B-52G bombers in its aircraft boneyard, as of March 1, that still counted as deployed heavy bombers under the counting rules of the New START agreement with Russia, announced the State Department this week....

Fort Bliss Preferred Site for Security Forces Training

The Air Force leadership selected Fort Bliss, Tex., as the preferred site for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center that the service intends to establish as part of the consolidation of its stateside security forces training, according to a...

F-22s Call on Wake Island

Two F-22s based out of JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, supported by a KC-135 tanker, last month deployed on short notice to Wake Island for four days. The deployment confirmed that Wake Island—some 2,300 miles west of Hawaii—is a viable divert...

Air Control Squadron Shifts to AETC

The 607th Air Control Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz., is now aligned under Air Education and Training Command, having shifted from Air Combat Command oversight in late June, according to a Luke release. The shift occurred because the Air Force...

Panelists: Sequestration’s Impact Won’t Hit for a While

Several senior policy analysts and a US aerospace defense industry executive emphasized the long-term negative consequences of budget sequestration on the US military during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. They agreed that short-term...

Air Guard Wing Marks 90th Anniversary

The Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base celebrated its 90th anniversary in late June. The unit today operates and maintains Whiteman’s B-2 stealth bombers together with the airmen of the base’s Active Duty 509th...

Preparing for Semi-Prepared Scenarios

Members of the 3rd Airlift Squadron at Dover AFB, Del., and 621st Contingency Response Wing at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., came together to practice semi-prepared runway operations at Fort AP Hill, Va., according to a Dover release. Fort AP Hill offers...