On the Fence

Air Force Space Command is ready to award the contract for the Space Fence, but is waiting on the go-ahead from the Pentagon’s acquisition executive, said Gen. William Shelton, AFSPC commander, on Tuesday. The contract is “held up” at that...

More Cyber Jobs Coming

The Air Force intends to add around 1,500 cyber-related experts to its ranks to support the US military’s cyber operations, said Air Force Space Command boss Gen. William Shelton. This growth will help to bolster US Cyber Command, which wants...

Silver Star for Pararescueman

SSgt. Zachary Kline, a pararescueman with Air Force Reserve Command’s 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., received the Silver Star Medal for his gallantry in action during a daring mountainside rescue of the crew of a downed Army helicopter...

Getting Bigger So Everyone Else Can Get Smaller

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan—The 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s aerial port here moved 168,000 short tons of cargo last year—that’s 23,000 more short tons than airmen handled at Ramstein AB, Germany; Travis AFB, Calif.; and Dover AFB, Del., combined over that...

Force Structure Commission Ventures Out

The congressionally mandated commission examining the Air Force’s force structure on July 16 visited airmen at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., the first of 13 locations on which it plans to call through the end of September as part of its fact-finding...

Revised Intratheater Airlift Planning Reaps Immense Savings

A team of air transportation analysts devised a way to streamline intratheater airlift operations in Afghanistan, thereby realizing astounding cost savings, according to air mobility officials at Scott AFB, Ill. The analysts project cost savings of some $398 million annually...

Antennas Ready for First GPS III Satellite

Lockheed Martin has completed the antennas for the first Global Positioning System III navigation satellite and is preparing to install them in the spacecraft, announced the company. The seven antennas, produced at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Newtown, Pa., arrived at...

Ellsworth Opens Renovated Dining Facility

Officials at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., recently celebrated the opening of the newly renovated dining facility on base, according to a release. The Raider Café is the remodeled version of the base’s old dining facility, the Bandit Inn. The former features...