Air Force Halts Most Personnel Moves to Egypt

The Air Force announced on Wednesday it’s temporarily halted the movement of most airmen to Egypt, including permanent-change-of-station moves and most temporary duty assignments, following the State Department’s ordered departure of all US dependents and non-mission-essential personnel from the country....

Pentagon Leadership Directs Look into MIA Recovery Efforts

An allegedly scathing report resulting from an internal review of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command has prompted the Defense Department leadership to direct a look into the command’s operations, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. “We’re going to review the...

Misawa F-16s Train with Japanese F-15s

Nearly 100 airmen and six F-16s from the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa AB, Japan, arrived at the Japan Air Self Defense Force’s base at Chitose on the northern island of Hokkaido, according to a release. The Misawa contingent, which...

AFMC Embraces Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Air Force Materiel Command is using the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program—an Air Force-wide initiative focused on improving airmen’s resilience—to build on its already established airmen wellness programs, accoridng to a command release. The command is embracing CAF, which highlights the...

First-Ever Carrier Landing with Unmanned Autonomous Aircraft

The Northrop Grumman-built X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator aircraft on Wednesday completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, announced the Navy. This marked “the first time a...

GAO Calls for Through Evaluation of Funding Program

The Air Force should systematically evaluate a pilot program that funds its civilian space acquisition workforce from research and development accounts to determine if there’s merit in applying this approach to more of its civilian employees, recommended Government Accountability Office...

Air Force Marathon Sells Out

This September’s Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio, has sold out of all available slots for its full marathon, half marathon, 10k, and 5k races, announced race director Rob Aguiar. The only way now to secure a spot in any...

B-17 Crash, Crew Remembered

Thousands of spectators attended a ceremony on a small French island to commemorate an American bomber crew that crash landed there during World War II, reported Breaking Defense. On July 4, 1943, the B-17 went down in shallow water near...