War in Ukraine?

Ukraine is mobilizing troops and calling up Reservists after the country’s new leaders accused Russia of declaring war. Russian troops blocked access to three bases in the Crimean peninsula Sunday and demanded Ukrainian troops surrender, reported CNN. The North Atlantic...

First Quick Reaction Satellite Delivered

Northrop Grumman recently delivered a revolutionary new satellite to the Air Force that is quickly configurable for missions ranging from communications and weather to surveillance, the company announced. Dubbed Modular Space Vehicle, the satellite will allow payloads to be prepared...

Make Up Your Mind

Key Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate questioned the thinking behind the Air Force’s decision to vertically cut the U-2 fleet in its Fiscal 2015 budget request, which will officially be presented to Congress next week. When...

Is That One War or Two?

Even under the Fiscal 2015 budget, which sharply reduces manpower, force structure, and overall spending, the US military will for the most part still be able to fight two wars at once, the nation’s No. 2 military man said last...

Six-Step Program

The Fiscal 2015 defense budget request is a blueprint for “rebalancing” the US military in six ways, Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Adm. James Winnefeld said last week. First, the budget plans for a “rebalance of the type of wars” the...

Personnel Reliability Program Reworked

The Air Force has reworked the evaluation system used to determine if an airmen is physically and mentally capable of performing nuclear-related duties, according to a Feb. 27 release. Officials rewrote the Personnel Reliability Program manual to eliminate need for...

Tabor Takes Command of AFSOC’s Air Warfare Center

Col. David Tabor took command of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center during a ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., on Feb. 27. The center, which is headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Fla., but has operating locations at Duke and...

Administration is Back

The Air Force is bringing back the 3A Administration Air Force Specialty Code in May, according to a Feb. 28 release. The change, which will eliminate a special duty echelon, will allow other airmen to focus on their primary duty...