WGS-6 Launched into Space

The Air Force and its industry partners launched WGS-6, the sixth Wideband Global Satellite Communications spacecraft, into orbit on Wednesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket fired from Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. The launch of the Boeing-built satellite...

A-10s Save Soldiers Caught in Ambush

Two A-10s operating from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, provided close air support to a group of soldiers during a harrowing two-hour battle, saving the lives of 60 soldiers and killing multiple insurgents, according to a Bagram release. The soldiers were conducting...

Access and Denial in the Arabian Gulf

As the US military recalibrates to address the priorities contained in the 2012 defense strategic guidance, the conversation surrounding anti-access and area-denial threats has often been fixated on the Asia-Pacific region. However, US Central Command officials are keen to note...

Rebalancing Engagement in CENTCOM’s Area

While US forces are engaging in the monumental task of drawing down from their decade-plus presence in Afghanistan, US Central Command officials are also scrutinizing plans for future presence and engagement in the region, said Brig. Gen. Jeff Harrigian, CENTCOM’s...

Details Released in Airman’s Death

SSgt. Emily Clayburn died instantly when a falling two-ton crate struck her next to a warehouse loading dock at MacDill AFB, Fla., in January, according to the Air Mobility Command release discussing the findings of the accident investigation into her...

A First Sergeant First

The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, which operates at an undisclosed air base in Southwest Asia, hosted a symposium to provide information to aspiring first sergeants, marking the first time this type of event occurred at a deployed location, according to...

Pacific Angel Touches Down in Sri Lanka

US military personnel are conducting six days of health services outreach activities and civil engineering projects on Sri Lanka’s Jaffna peninsula through Aug. 10 as part of US Pacific Command’s Pacific Angel humanitarian-assistance and disaster-preparedness program. They are working alongside...

Retroactive Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Affairs Department announced that veterans filing an original fully developed claim, or FDC, for work-related disability compensation could get up to a year of retroactive disability benefits. The retroactive benefits are in effect from Aug. 6 to Aug....