US, Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Pact

The United States and Afghanistan have reached a draft agreement that could legally clear the way for thousands of US troops to remain in country following the 2014 end of combat operations, reported the Associated Press Wednesday evening. The bilateral...

Warm, Cold, or Closed Bases

The Air Force is “exploring” its authorities to move forces around and put some bases in “warm” or “cold” status, without triggering Base Realignment and Closure laws, acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning said Monday. Speaking at an AFA-sponsored, Air...

Air Force Enjoys Another Strong Recruiting Year

The Air Force and its reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for Fiscal 2013, according to the Defense Department’s recruiting statistics for the complete fiscal year. This continues the service’s streak of matching or surpassing its numerical accessions...

Moving In On the Cyber Mission

The National Guard’s first test unit has begun cyber training at the Professional Education Center at Little Rock AFB, Ark.,in an effort to “buy in” to the nation’s growing cyber mission, said National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Frank Grass....

Additional Remains of F-16C Pilot Recovered

The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office has located additional remains of an F-16C pilot who died in 2006 outside Baghdad, Iraq, according to a Nov. 20 release. Maj. Troy Gilbert, chief of standardization and evaluation with the 332nd Expeditionary...

Officials Urge Partnerships, Stability at Dubai Airshow

Air Force senior leaders emphasized the importance of global partnerships and regional stability at the 2013 Dubai Air Show this week in the United Arab Emirates, which they attended along with 35 other air chiefs from across the globe. “We...

F-105 Thunderbird Memorial Restored

Hundreds of Active Duty and former members of the Thunderbird demonstration team recently gathered at Nellis AFB, Nev., to dedicate a model-scale F-105 in honor of a fallen comrade. The replica, which now sits in front of the Thunderbirds hangar,...