Navigating through the Issues

A delay in the delivery of the navigation payload will likely push back the launch of the first GPS III satellite, but isn’t expected to harm the GPS constellation, said Air Force Space Command boss Gen. William Shelton. “We don’t...

Lawmakers: Nyet to Treaty Violators

Republican House members pressed the Obama administration to confront the Kremlin over Russia’s alleged violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a new type of ground-launched cruise missile, reported Global Security Newswire. “We believe it is imperative that...

That Sucking Sound

A C-5B transport lost cabin pressure and was diverted to Westover ARB, Mass., on a flight from Ramstein AB, Germany, to Dover AFB, Del., as a safety measure. The airlifter, carrying 25 aircrew and passengers, was cruising at 34,000 feet...

QF-4 Crashes near Holloman

A remotely controlled QF-4 target drone launched from Holloman AFB, N.M., crashed on the grounds of the White Sands National Monument about five miles west of the base. The incident took place on the morning of Feb. 7, according to...

Space Operations Squadron Upgrades Tracking Antennas

Air Force Space Command accepted four new satellite remote tracking antennas operated by the 22nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colo., for real-world use. The command’s operational acceptance came on Jan. 29, following a period of testing and operations,...

Reserve Room for KC-46

Air Force Reservists at Altus AFB, Okla., moved to larger facilities on base for a potential future role training aircrew for the service’s new KC-46A tanker. If selected to host the Air Force’s yet-to-be-announced KC-46 Formal Training Unit, Altus would...

Hanscom Getting New Middle School

Civil engineers at Hanscom AFB, Mass., are moving forward with plans to construct a state-of-the-art middle school on base thanks to a recent $31.6 million contract award. The 81,000-square-foot, two-story building is scheduled to open in September 2016, according to...