James Ceremoniously Sworn in as 23rd SECAF

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ceremoniously swore in Deborah Lee James as the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon Friday. Although he addressed morale issues in the Air Force’s ICBM community, Hagel said airmen today continue to push...

Risner Interred at Arlington

Air Force and political leaders, former prisoners of war, and current service members paid their final respects to retired Brig. Gen. Robinson “Robbie” Risner, a Korean War fighter Ace and Vietnam prisoner of war, during a memorial service at Fort...

Finally, an A-12 Deal

The Navy and its contractors on the A-12 stealth attack plane program have settled their record-breaking 23-year legal dispute about who should bear costs on the failed and terminated project. Under the deal, announced by the Justice Department, Boeing and...

USAF to Send Global Hawks to Japan

The Air Force plans to deploy two Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft, along with 40 personnel, from Andersen AFB, Guam, to Misawa AB, Japan, from May to October, reported Stars and Stripes. “The plan to deploy more advanced capabilities in...

Cannon Spectres Pass the Torch

The venerable AC-130H gunship bowed-out with an eight ship formation flight marking its last mission with the 16th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB, N. M., this month. “Being able to get all eight of the AC-130H aircraft up is...

CNAS Report Argues for Hard Roles, Missions Scrub

A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for a New American Security argues the Department of Defense should clearly separate service roles and missions as the US enters a period of declining defense spending. The authors— four Active Duty...

Tibbets Gets a Star

Col. Paul Tibbets IV, one of the few pilots qualified to fly all three of the Air Force’s bomber types, was selected for the grade of brigadier general and to serve as deputy director of nuclear operations at US Strategic...

Buff Headed Down Under

A lone B-52 bomber will participate in a short-term joint training exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Darwin, Australia, this week. “These rotations enhance U.S. ability to train, exercise, and operate with Australia and with other allies...