Most Air Force Civilian Employees Returning to Work

The Air Force is recalling most of the nearly 104,000 civilian employees whom it placed on temporary furlough last week due to the federal government’s partial shutdown, announced service officials on Sunday. However, a significant number will still not be...

James Nomination in Limbo

Deborah James’ nomination to be the next Air Force Secretary remained on hold through the end of last week. Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Erika Yepsen told the Daily Report on Oct. 4 that the hold was still in place. The...

Roll Call: People are Greatest Source of Strength

In the newest issue of Roll Call, CMSAF James Cody called on airmen to reach out to fellow airmen and draw strength from one another in the wake of the federal government’s partial shutdown. “Many of our [Air Force] Reserve,...

F-35: A DAB Won’t Do Ya

The Pentagon’s defense acquisition board, which was to conduct a major review of the F-35 program in early October, now will not conduct the major milestone assessment until Oct. 22, at the earliest, due to the partial federal government shutdown,...

Obama Cancels Asia Trip, Cites Shutdown

Due to the federal government’s partial shutdown, President Obama cancelled a planned eight-day trip to Asia that would have brought him to Brunei and Indonesia this week. “The President made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with...

Last Airplane Out of Sharana

A C-130H aircrew serving with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron brought the last US personnel and cargo out of Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, according to Air Forces Central Command. Completion of the mission on Sept. 28...

South Korean President Honors 7th Air Force

Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, 7th Air Force commander, accepted South Korea’s Presidential Unit Citation from South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a ceremony at Seoul Air Base. At the Oct. 1 ceremony, Park recognized 7th AF for longstanding achievement in...

Navy Celebrates New F-35C Squadron at Eglin

The Navy officially stood up Strike Fighter Squadron 101 during a ceremony at the joint F-35 training schoolhouse at Eglin AFB, Fla. The reconstituted unit, known as the “Grim Reapers,” will be responsible for training Navy F-35C pilots and maintainers,...