Aggressors Staying Put at Eielson

The Air Force has changed course and decided to keep the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson AFB, Alaska, near Fairbanks, and not alter the size of the remaining base operating support functions, announced service officials on Wednesday. “Given what we’ve...

Scaparrotti Takes Charge of US Forces Korea

Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti assumed command of US Forces Korea from Army Gen. James Thurman during a ceremony on Wednesday in Seoul. South Korean defense minister Kim Kwan-jin, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey...

Broad Latitude

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) called on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to use the authority given to Hagel through the Pay Our Military Act signed by President Obama on Sept. 30 to “keep our national security...

WGS-5 Supporting Military Operations

WGS-5, the Air Force’s fifth Wideband Global Satellite Communications spacecraft, is now operating on-orbit as part of the WGS constellation, providing the US military and international partners with additional access to fast, secure communications, announced Boeing, the satellite’s manufacturer on...

Tinker Communications Group Ceases Operations

Officials at Tinker AFB, Okla., inactivated the 3rd Combat Communications Group, one of the major moves the Air Force has been making to streamline the combat communications mission. The group’s inactivation ceremony took place on Sept. 30, according to a...

US Hosts Security Talks with Vietnam

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly hosted a delegation of Vietnamese government officials led by Vice Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc for security talks in Washington D.C. The Oct. 1 meeting, the sixth US-Vietnam political security...

Stay Healthy

Pentagon health officials said the federal government’s partial shutdown would likely have some impact on the delivery of health care services at US military hospitals and clinics. “Inpatient, acute, and emergency outpatient care in our medical and dental facilities will...