Raymond Takes Charge of 14th Air Force

Lt. Gen. John Raymond took command of 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., from Lt. Gen. Susan Helms during a ceremony. “I can’t begin to describe just how excited and humbled I am to get an...

Hagel Calls Missileers

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a series of phone calls to six officers pulling alert duty in the 341st Missile Wing’s launch control centers at Malmstrom AFB, Mont. Hagel called these airmen on Feb. 1 as he was traveling back...

Air Force Eyes JSTARS Recapitalization

The Air Force announced the intent to replace its fleet of E-8C JSTARS ground-surveillance aircraft with more efficient airframes based on a business jet. The goal is to achieve initial operations with the new airplanes by 2022, according to a...

Repaired Runway Opens at Barnes

Air National Guardsmen gathered at Barnes ANG Base in western Massachusetts, along with federal, state, and local government officials, to celebrate the re-opening of the runway that the 104th Fighter Wing’s F-15s use. The re-opening ceremony took place on Jan....

Change the Rules

Regulations can stand in the way of efficiency and effectiveness, and senior leaders should be open to airmen offering better ways to get the mission done, Gen. Paul Selva, head of Air Mobility Command, told 1,500 members of his headquarters...

NATO’s Inaugural Air Meet over Iceland

The United States and NATO partners Iceland, Norway, and the Netherlands on Monday began air-defense training activities over Iceland with alliance partners Finland and Sweden. This event, dubbed Iceland Air Meet 2014, marks the first time NATO assets have flown...

Black Hills Rebirth

Construction of 214 homes will begin this spring in the former Black Hills Estates area of Ellsworth AFB, S.D., according to a base release. Balfour Beatty Community of Newtown Square, Pa., is leading this project, which the Air Force announced...

Recruit the Recruiter

Air Force Reserve Command is reaching out to attract airmen who would like to become full-time recruiters. “Recruit the Recruiter is a program within AFRC where we’re looking for good airmen from within the wings who want to fulfill this...