DOD Civilians Face More Furloughs

The Defense Department would have to furlough up to 400,000 civilian employees—about half of its civilian workforce—if Congress does not pass a budget continuing resolution to keep the federal government running when the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1,...

Retired Maj. Gen. James Baginski Dies

Retired Maj. Gen. James I. Baginski of Wildwood, Mo., recognized for his role in enhancing the air mobility mission over the past half century, died in his home on Sept. 23 at age 81. He was interred on Sept. 28...

UN Security Council Approves Syria Resolution

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons. “Today’s historic resolution is the first hopeful news on Syria in a long time,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 27 following the Security...

Hagel Arrives in South Korea

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel touched down in Seoul on Sunday on the first stop of his week-long visit to the Asia-Pacific region that will also take him to Japan. While in South Korea, Hagel is scheduled to participate in the...

Polish Air Force’s Top Enlisted Advisor Visits Ramstein

Warrant Officer 1st Class Krzysztof Gadowski, the Polish air force’s top enlisted advisor, visited Ramstein AB, Germany, for meetings with US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa officials. The purpose of Gadowski’s Sept. 17-19 visit was to learn more about...

Recruiting Remained Strong through August

The Air Force’s recruiting numbers remained strong for Fiscal 2013 through August, according to the Pentagon’s newest recruiting statistics. The Active Duty component met its target through the 11th month of the fiscal year by bringing in 24,335 accessions, states...

MC-130J for Mildenhall

An Air Force crew last week picked up a factory-fresh MC-130J special-mission aircraft from Lockheed Martin’s manufacturing plant in Marietta, Ga., announced the company. Air Force Special Operations Command is assigning this MC-130J, which left Marietta on Sept. 25, to...

World War II Airman’s Remains Laid to Rest

The remains of Army 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird, 26, an airman who had been missing in action since World War II, were laid to rest with full military honors in Springville, Utah. The memorial service took place on Sept....