Allied Modernization in Asia

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said his meeting earlier this month with South Korean air force chief Gen. Sung Il Hwan went very well. “They value the strong partnership between us, and want it to grow and continue,” Welsh...

Training and Deterring on the Korean Peninsula

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and CMSAF James Cody arrived in South Korea just days after US Forces Korea kicked off the annual two-week Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise with the South Korean military. The exercise, which concludes on Aug....

Spotlight: SrA. Steven C. Hedgepeth

A contracting specialist with the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at JBSA-Lackland, Tex., SrA. Steven C. Hedgepeth is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013. Hedgepeth was selected below-the-zone as senior airman for cumulative actions...

RPA Vector Report Coming

The Air Force is in the final stages of completing its remotely piloted aircraft vector report, a strategic planning document on the use of RPAs over the next 25 years. “The vector will aid the Air Force in coordinating the...

Incomplete

Efforts to rebuild Iraq following nearly a decade of war will remain incomplete, said Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. “If you can’t finish a semester, you get an ‘I.’ We weren’t able to finish what we...

Donley Tapped to Lead Pentagon Review

Former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is leading the Defense Department’s organizational review that will make recommendations on how to implement staff reductions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense to achieve efficiencies. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has...

A-10’s External Fuel Tank Tested for Combat Environments

The 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., is testing whether the A-10 can safely carry its 600-gallon external fuel tank into combat, according to a base release. “Currently, the A-10 doesn’t carry an external fuel store into combat,”...

Air Guardsmen Moving Radar Down Under

Members of Air National Guard units in different states are teaming to move equipment for a space-monitoring radar from Antigua to Australia, according to a release. The first team of Air Guard civil engineers was slated to leave for Australia...

Himalayan Herc

The Indian Air Force landed one of its C-130J transports at the Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in the Himalayas, reportedly the world’s highest landing strip, reported The Hindu. The transport touched down at DBO on Aug. 20, with the IAF...

To be Clear: C-21A, not C-27J

The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, received a C-21A aircraft on Wednesday that will go on display there. Our entry in Thursday’s column stated this, but incorrectly referenced the C-27 transport on two occasions instead...