Air Combat Command Completes Network Migration

Air Combat Command completed migration of its computer systems to the Air Force Network, announced the command on Monday. ACC began its migration at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, in May 2013 and completed the transition in February at Holloman AFB,...

Aviano Airmen Wrap Up F-16 Exercise in Romania

Airmen from Aviano AB, Italy, concluded their weeklong visit to Campia Turzii, Romania, where their F-16s trained alongside Romanian MiG-21s for the first time, according to an Aviano release. The exercise built combined air operations skills and allowed the Romanian...

Cody Thanks Deployed Airmen

During an all-call meeting with airmen at al Udeid AB, Qatar, CMSAF James Cody thanked deployed airmen for their service and sacrifices. “The airmen deployed are making a difference on a daily basis. You and your families have made sacrifices...

Senior Leadership Movements

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has assigned Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan to serve as director of space operations on the Air Staff, announced the Pentagon on Monday. Whelan currently serves as director of requirements for Air Force Space Command...

Outstanding Air Guardsmen Announced

Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, Air National Guard director, announced the 2014 Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year. They are: first sergeant: MSgt. Linda Schwartzlow, 128th Air Control Squadron in Wisconsin; senior noncommissioned officer: MSgt. Joseph Ashwood, 111th Reconnaissance...

AWACS Unit Logs 4,000th Combat Sortie

Airmen of the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron flew the unit’s 4,000th combat sortie since the squadron began supporting operations in Southwest Asia in 2007, according to an Air Force release. The milestone sortie took place on April 5....

Eglin, Wright-Patt Receive Environmental Awards

Air Force teams at Eglin AFB, Fla., and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, are among the nine groups across the US military recognized as the winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, announced the Pentagon on Monday. Eglin’s Natural Resources...

DARPA Eyes Greater Cockpit Automation

DARPA is launching a program called Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System to mature technologies that enable higher levels of cockpit automation to help reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve safety. “Our goal is to design and develop a...

World War II Pilot’s Remains Identified

Defense Department forensic scientists identified the remains of Army Air Forces pilot 2nd Lt. Verne L. Gibb of Topeka, Kan., who had been missing since the end of World War II, announced the Pentagon. Gibb’s burial with full military honors...

Israel’s First C-130J Arrives in Israel

The first of six new-build C-130J transports on order for Israel touched down at Nevatim Air Base in the Mideast nation, announced manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Named Shimshon, the Bible’s Samson, by the Israelis, the C-130J arrived at Nevatim on April...

Off by Zeros

The April 21 Daily Report entry on the Pentagon’s projected costs of the F-35 strike fighter program should have listed those costs as $1.3 trillion to $1.4 trillion, not $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion. We’ve corrected the entry.