GPS IIF Launch Delayed to Assure Booster Readiness

The Air Force has delayed the scheduled Oct. 23 launch of the fifth Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite until it determines whether the United Launch Alliance Delta IV booster that will carry it into orbit requires any additional tweaks...

Hagel in Brussels for NATO Defense Meetings

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Brussels on Monday to meet with NATO defense ministers as part of the alliance’s two-day defense ministerial. The meetings, which kick off on Oct. 22 , will focus on improving alliance capabilities, progress in...

Pentagon Loses Spending Flexibility

The Defense Department lost flexibility to move money into higher priority activities under the recently enacted budget continuing resolution that ended the federal government’s partial shutdown. While the new CR flows money into the Pentagon’s coffers once again until mid-January,...

Beale Security Forces Storm Dragon Town

Airmen from the 9th Security Forces Squadron at Beale AFB, Calif., rescued pilots of a downed US aircraft from enemy forces during an exercise earlier this month, according to a base release. The mock rescue took place in a simulated...

Ramstein Gets New De-icing Facility

Maintainers de-icing airplanes for the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, this winter will have use of a new de-icing chemical refueling facility that’s designed to make their jobs easier and safer, according to a base release. “This facility...

Norwegian Military Medical Personnel Visit Ramstein

Norwegian military medical personnel learned about Air Force aeromedical evacuation procedures during a visit to Ramstein AB, Germany, earlier this month, according to a base release. The three-member Norwegian team observed Air Force AE and critical care aeromedical transportation processes...

“Soaring High” for $1,000, Alex

This airman from Aviano AB, Italy, won more than $50,000 on TV’s Jeopardy quiz show. Who is Capt. Stuart Anderson Correct. Anderson, chief of military justice for Aviano’s 31st Fighter Wing, won a grand total of $51,601 over the course...

Raytheon: High Schools Not Feeding Cyber Pipeline

In a Raytheon-sponsored cybersecurity survey, eighty-two percent of the 1,000 US millennials (age 18 to 26 years) polled did not have a high school teacher or guidance counselor ever mention to them the idea of a career in cybersecurity. The...