Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Make Final Toast

Three of the four surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders made their final toast to their deceased comrades during an invitation-only ceremony at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. “Gentleman, I propose a toast to those we...

US Military Mobilizes for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

With Marine Corps assets already on the scene providing support, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several additional Navy ships to the Philippines to help with relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the island...

Postponed until Further Notice

Pentagon acquisition executive Frank Kendall said he’ll delay some programs coming due for production or milestone advancement as a result of the budget sequester. “I am holding back a few things right now because of the uncertainty,” said Kendall in...

Goodbye, Professional Workforce

The Pentagon has been trying to develop a healthy, in-it-for-the-long-term professional force of program and contract personnel for years, and those plans may go up in smoke if the budget sequester persists, said Defense Department acquisition czar Frank Kendall. Speaking...

Air Guardsmen in Brazil for Multinational Exercise

More than 130 Air National Guardsmen from Arizona and Washington, D.C., are in Natal, Brazil, participating in this year’s iteration of CRUZEX, a Brazilian air force-led training exercise focused on coalition aerial refueling and combat search and rescue in a...

Airmen Deploy to Iceland to Protect NATO Airspace

More than 200 airmen from units in Europe and the continental United States arrived at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland, on a rotation to protect the NATO partner’s airspace. “We are committed to supporting NATO by conducting air surveillance and policing...

C-17 Pilot Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours

Lt. Col. Stephen Clements, an Air Force Reservist flying C-17s in Southwest Asia with the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, reached his 10,000th flight hour as a military pilot, according to a squadron release. Clements hit the mark on Oct. 20...

GAO: Sequester Work-arounds May Bring Added Costs

The Defense Department largely dealt with the spending cuts imposed by budget sequestration through various short-term work-arounds, such as using rainy-day funds and delaying programs, found Government Accountability Office auditors. As a result, the services were able to protect key...