Airman Killed in Afghanistan

SSgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, of New Fairfield, Conn., died on Sept. 5 from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, announced the Defense Department. He was assigned to the New...

White House Tries to Build Momentum for Syria Strike

President Obama said he intends to address the nation on Tuesday evening on Syria as senior Administration officials lobbied over the weekend at home and abroad to garner support for a US-led military strike against the Syrian regime. Secretary of...

Spotlight: MSgt. Jason D. Payne

MSgt. Jason D. Payne, a combat control craftsman with the 24th Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Field, N.C., is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013. Payne deployed most recently as the sole combat...

B-2 Communications Upgrade Advances

The Air Force is moving forward with a communications upgrade for the B-2 stealth bomber fleet, announced Air Force Global Strike Command. In late July, the Pentagon authorized the Common Very Low Frequency Receiver Increment 1 system to enter engineering...

DSCS Satellite Reaches Ten Years on Orbit

B6, one of the Air Force’s Defense Satellite Communications System spacecraft, reached 10 years on orbit, according to the satellite’s operators at Schriever AFB, Colo. The satellite hit the milestone on Aug. 29, said 3rd Space Operations Squadron members in...

New Process for Special-Duty Program

Changes to the Air Force’s special-duty program taking effect on Oct. 1 will require airmen to receive a nomination and go through a vetting process, announced Air Combat Command officials. Under the new procedures, commanders and those in leadership roles...

Software Gives Analysts MultiView of Intelligence

Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored technology development has resulted in MultiView, software that helps enable US intelligence analysts to have secure access to data streams from multiple intelligence agencies on a single computer monitor, according to an AFOSR release....

Initial Test of V-22 as Aerial Tanker

A V-22 completed an initial test in the role of an aerial refueling tanker, announced Bell Boeing. During the August demonstration over north Texas, a V-22 fitted with a prototype aerial refueling system safely deployed, held stable, and retracted a...