The Fruit of INF Violations, Ready for Picking

Russia’s alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) are a “serious matter” and the US will continue to press the issue with Moscow, said the State Department’s top nuclear nonproliferation official. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and...

Don’t Spike the Ball in Syria

The international effort to remove chemical weapons in Syria is continuing towards its goal “with some fits and starts,” although important compliance work with the Chemical Weapons Convention must continue even after all declared chemicals are destroyed, said Undersecretary of...

Changes Take Root in Missile Community

Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, commander of 20th Air Force, recently visited the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., to discuss upcoming training and quality of life changes intended to reinvigorate the ICBM mission. The grass roots Force Improvement Program,...

Hagel Heads to the Middle East

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attend the US-Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministerial in Saudi Arabia this week where he is expected to address “common regional security challenges,” such as “Iran, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm....

US Ramps Up Baltic Exercises

The Pentagon last week announced a series of bilateral exercises in the Baltic region intended to reassure the region of “NATO’s resolve” in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine. The first exercise, Spring Storm, kicked off early last week between...

West Coast Bound

Lt. Gen. Brooks Bash, vice commander of Air Mobility Command, ferried the first C-5M Super Galaxy to its new home at the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis AFB, Calif., last week from Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, Ga. Lockheed...

Remains of Vietnam-era Air Force Captain Return Home

Air Force officials handed over the remains of Vietnam War-era Capt. Douglas Ferguson to his family in Lakewood, Wash., for a full military honors burial, announced the service. Ferguson was killed when his F-4D Phantom was shot down over Laos...

Getting Comprehensive

The Air Force issued an official instruction codifying its Comprehensive Airman Fitness initiative, its holistic approach to strengthening airmen’s resilience and fortitude. Air Force Instruction 90-506 establishes the requirements for CAF. It also recognizes the initiative as “a key readiness...