The Best Hope That We Have

In a last-ditch effort to conclude the Fiscal 2014 defense policy legislation before the end of 2013, Senate and House defense authorizers reached agreement on a new bill they hope to push through the House before it adjourns on Friday...

US Provides Airlift Support in Central Africa

The United States will provide airlift support to enable African forces to deploy promptly to prevent the further spread of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, announced Pentagon Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog on Monday. The US support comes...

NRO Payload, Nanosatellites Launched

The Air Force and its industry partners launched a National Reconnaissance Office classified payload into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. “This was our 11th launch for 2013 and I couldn’t be more...

CHIRP-less

The Air Force decommissioned the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload following 27 months of on-orbit operations demonstrating wide-field-of-view staring technology, announced service space officials. “Given the successful accomplishment of the project’s mission objectives, and increasing budgetary constraints, the Air Force chose...

Hickam Airmen Participate in Brunei Defense Exposition

Airmen from JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, were among the US military personnel who participated in the 2013 Brunei Darussalam International Defense Exhibition in Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam, according to a Pacific Air Forces release. These members of the 535th Airlift Squadron,...

Air Force Receives Fourteenth C-5M

The Air Force took delivery of its 14th C-5M Super Galaxy airlifter, announced prime contractor Lockheed Martin. An Air Force crew flew this airplane, tail number 86-0017, on Dec. 5 from the company’s manufacturing facility in Marietta, Ga., to Stewart...

Airmen Meet for Caribbean Counternarcotics Exercise

Airmen exercised with their counterparts in the Dominican Republic air force in combatting illegal drug trafficking in the Caribbean. The early December training on the island nation included Dominican A-29 light attack aircraft, according to a Dec. 5 Air Force...

Ukrainians Peek In on Spangdahlem

Ukrainian military inspectors reviewed Air Force combat assets at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, in a short-notice visit permitted under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, announced base officials. Spang’s 52nd Fighter Wing accommodated the Ukrainians “in the spirit of transparency...

US, Australia Agree on Space-Monitoring Telescope’s Relocation

The United States will begin relocating the DARPA-developed Space Surveillance Telescope from White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to Australia next year based on the agreement the two nations signed in late November, according to DARPA. The telescope is expected to...

Pearl Harbor Survivor Returning to United States

The world’s oldest Curtis P-40B Warhawk fighter, which survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will join the Collings Foundation, announced the Massachusetts-based, non-profit organization. A “very generous sponsor” made possible the foundation’s acquisition of the airplane from the Fighter...