Gorenc Takes Command of USAFE-AFAFRICA

Gen. Frank Gorenc assumed command of US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa during a ceremony at Ramstein AB, Germany. He also became the head of NATO’s Allied Air Command. “He is made of 100 percent pure leadership and there...

HH-60 Crashes on Okinawa, One Crewmember Missing

An HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopter assigned to the 18th Wing at Kadena AB, Japan, crashed during a training mission on Monday in Okinawa’s Central Training Area near Camp Hansen, announced wing officials. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. local...

Turning up the Volume

An Air Force proposal to lift restrictions on F-35 flight traffic from Eglin AFB, Fla., over the adjoining city of Valparaiso has sparked criticism from the city’s mayor. While the Air Force has not yet made a decision, Bruce Arnold,...

Leadership Change at AFRL

Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello is the new commander of the Air Force Research Lab, after taking the leadership reins from Maj. Gen. William McCasland during a change-of-ceremony at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, site of the lab’s headquarters. “Let us never forget...

WGS-6 Set for Launch

The Air Force and its industry partners are set to launch WGS-6, the sixth Wideband Global Satellite Communications spacecraft, into orbit on Wednesday, according to service space officials. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket is scheduled to lift off...

New York Reapers Get More Airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing in Syracuse to fly its MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft over a larger portion of the state, reported Syracuse’s Post-Standard on Monday. Col. Greg Semmel,...

Mobility Airmen Active at Talisman Saber

The United States and Australia on Monday concluded Exercise Talisman Saber 2013, a 21-day training event that brought together more than 28,000 US and Australian military personnel at locations across the Australian continent. Among the activities, on July 23, US...