US, NATO Allies Cutting Back; Rest of the World Arms

The US and Europe were the only regions to cut defense spending last year, while several adversary nations topped the world charts, according to the most recent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute fact sheet. “China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia—all made...

Warrior, Invictus Games Competitors Announced

Forty wounded airmen were chosen to represent the Air Force in the 2014 Warrior Games in September following the first-ever Air Force trials competition, which concluded Friday at Nellis AFB, Nev., according to an April 15 release. Over 100 athletes...

Thompson Tapped to Lead AFLCMC

President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. John Thompson for a third star and for assignment as commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, according to a Defense Department release. Thompson has served as...

Improving Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training

The Defense Department rolled out a series of changes to its sexual assault prevent and response training on Monday as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to eliminate sexual assaults from the ranks. The plan focuses on improving training for...

Dropping Fighter, Maintaining Support

The Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., recently changed its name to the 162nd Wing. Brig. Gen. Edward Maxwell, commander of the Arizona Air National Guard, spoke at the wing’s rededication ceremony on April 5 at...

Forces Eye Shift to Africa

As US forces continue to draw down in Afghanistan, the Air Force’s presence in Africa could be increasing, reported Stars and Stripes. “Our presence here [at Camp Lemmonier] Djibouti is enduring and I think it is growing,” Col. Kelly Passmore,...

Expanding Saudi Pilot Training

The Air Force awarded Boeing a $9.9 million contract modification to expand pilot and maintenance training for the Royal Saudi Air Force new build F-15SA fighters, the Pentagon announced. In addition to the 70 legacy RSAF F-15s undergoing refurbishment in...

Moment of Silence in AWACS Park

The local community honored fallen airman SSgt. Daniel Fannin with a bronze plaque at AWACS Park, just outside the gate of Tinker AFB, Okla., earlier this month. “Everyone reassures me that Daniel won’t be forgotten, but nonetheless, it has been...

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