Malmstrom Cheating Investigation Wraps Up

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command boss Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson released the results of a command-directed investigation into widespread cheating at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., Thursday afternoon. Ultimately, 100 officers were implicated in the...

James Schlesinger Dead at 85

James R. Schlesinger, who served as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, died on Thursday in Baltimore. He was 85. He counseled three different Presidents as Chairman of the United States Atomic...

Waking Up from the Pipe Dream

The Air Force’s strategic plan “for the mid-20’s and beyond is a pipe dream; we can’t afford it,” Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Thursday. Speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, D.C., Welsh...

The Total Force and the Operational “Bumper”

The Air Force will soon undertake an experiment to see if it can successfully integrate more Air National Guard units into its Air Expeditionary Force construct to meet combatant commander requirements, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said during a...

Welsh Details Structure Commission Follow-On

The Air Force has been poring over the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s January report since its release, and while it agrees with many of the recommendations the service is working to get more analysis on...

Syria’s Slow Sarin March

Almost half of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile and all of the manufacturing equipment used in making them have been verified as destroyed by international observers, a State Department officials told lawmakers on Wednesday. “All of the sulfur mustard agent and...

Organic Modifications to First F-35 Completed

The first F-35 Lightning II to undergo organic depot modifications departed Hill AFB, Utah, for Nellis AFB, Nev., on March 25 where it will undergo continued operational testing. The aircraft, which arrived at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in September...