Give Me Liberty, Give Me Javaman

Air Force Special Operations Command—not the Army—will take over the bulk of the MC-12 Liberty intelligence gathering fleet, AFSOC spokeswoman Lt. Col. Kristi Beckman told the Daily Report. The 51-strong MC-12W fleet is currently divided between Air Combat Command, which...

Former AFPC Commander Dies

Maj. Gen. Alfred Stewart, who led the Air Force Personnel Center from August 2010 to August 2013, died on March 9 after a battle with brain cancer, according to an Air Force release. Stewart, who graduated from the Air Force...

USAF Hits Pause on Force Management Programs

The Air Force is taking a “strategic pause” in its force management programs in order to “evaluate potential changes to the timing, composition, and eligibility criteria for each program,” states an Air Force release. “Complex strategies are rarely perfect from...

F-16 Training Unit Stands Up at Holloman

Officials activated the 54th Fighter Group to host F-16 pilot training at Holloman AFB, N.M., in a ceremony at the base on Tuesday. Holloman “will undoubtedly be a great fit for this new F-16 training mission, and we’re looking forward...

Restoring Full Honors

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) wrote a letter to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James calling on the Air Force to restore a full seven-member Honor Guard at military funerals, reported Alabama blog AL.com. The Air Force announced in July 2013...

Keeping an Eye on Venezuela

US Southern Command boss Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly said he is monitoring internal violence and political unrest in Venezuela. Speaking to reporters Thursday at the Pentagon, Kelly said he is concerned about the long-term economic impacts of the crisis...

Lockheed Moves to Acquire Cyber Firm

Lockheed Martin intends to acquire a leading cyber security firm that focuses on protecting companies with critical infrastructure assets, from oil and gas pipelines to power grid operations, announced Lockheed Martin. The acquisition is slated for completion within 30 days,...