Welsh on Syria

The Air Force has been preparing for potential military action in Syria, but it won’t be as prepared as it would like to be, if the President gives the order to act, due to the budget sequester’s impact, said Chief...

Obama Hints at Limited Response

In a televised interview on Wednesday, President Obama said “a shot across the bow” might be the best way to demonstrate to the Syrian regime that the United States and international community will not tolerate further use of chemical weapons....

Barksdale B-52s Rotate to Guam

A group of B-52 bombers, aircrews, and maintainers left Barksdale AFB, La., for Guam, as part of a normal rotation of bombers to Andersen Air Force Base, announced Barksdale officials. The first B-52s departed Barksdale on Aug. 26, according to...

NRO Satellite Launched from Vandenberg

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifted off from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on Wednesday carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload into space, according to Air Force and industry officials. The launch occurred at 11:03 a.m. local time...

Retired Generals Push Guard-Reserve Merger

Five retired Air Force general officers urged the congressionally mandated commission mulling the Air Force’s future structure to consider merging the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. The retired two stars—Tommy Dyches, Bugs Forsythe, Andy Love, Dick Platt, and...

Pilot Error Caused F-16 Crash

An F-16 pilot’s failure to perceive mountainous terrain in his flight path caused the crash that took his life on April 3 in Afghanistan, announced Air Combat Command. The aircraft crashed into a mountainside 10 nautical miles southeast of Bagram...

Raptors Returning from the Bayou

F-22 student pilots, instructors, and maintainers from the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, Fla., are scheduled to complete a nearly two-week training deployment to New Orleans on Thursday, Tyndall spokeswoman 2nd Lt. Andrea Valencia told the Daily Report. Some...

Death Sentence for Hasan

A military jury at Fort Hood, Tex., on Wednesday sentenced Army Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for his mass shooting at the installation in November 2009 that killed 13 and wounded more than 30. The 13 officers making up the...

Air Force Museum Welcomes C-21A

A C-21A aircraft arrived on Wednesday at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, its new home. The now-retired aircraft will go on display in the museum’s Southeast Asia war gallery starting this fall, states...