Bird Strikes Caused Fatal HH-60 Crash

Multiple bird strikes caused the fatal HH-60 Pave Hawk crash on the Norfolk coast of England back in January, US Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa investigators determined. The flight of two HH-60s diverted over a marsh area to avoid populated...

F-35 Negotiations “Moving Forward”

Bargaining between the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, and Pratt & Whitney regarding Lot 8 of F-35 strike fighter production continues, even as an investigation into the June engine fire that grounded the fleet proceeds. “Negotiations are not suspended, as you may...

Hagel Travels to Eglin Following F-35 Fire

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Eglin AFB, Fla., Thursday in part to reassure international partners that the US remains committed to the F-35 program following an F-35A engine fire at Eglin in late June, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear...

Super Typhoon Clear of Okinawa

Kadena AB, Japan, has reopened facilities now that Typhoon Neoguri is clear of the island of Okinawa, officials said Wednesday. US facilities on Kyushu, one of Japan’s three main islands which hosts Navy Base Sasebo, are now taking precautions in...

Science and Elderly Aircraft Care

The Air Force Research Laboratory issued a plan to harness technology to more effectively track, and sustain the oldest average aircraft fleet the Air Force has ever operated, officials announced. The Sustainment Science and Technology Strategy, published in June, lays...

Russia Looking to Modernize ICBM Force by 2020

Russia plans to complete recapitalization and modernization of its nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile deterrent force by the year 2020, the country’s state news agency reported. “By 2016, the share of new missile systems will reach nearly 60 percent,” Russian strategic...

Integration Key to US-Japan Exercises

An expanded focus on integration of air and missile defense, an area that is receiving more attention in tabletop exercises, is a cornerstone of the US and Japanese alliance, Pacific Air Forces officials told Air Force Magazine. IAMD, which cuts...

USAF Updates Civilian Force Management Programs

The Air Force Monday announced updates to civilian force management programs and the ongoing officer early retirement and enlisted retention board programs. Ninty-one of the 248 applicants in round three of the voluntary early retirement authority/voluntary separation incentive pay application...

New York Guardsmen, Skibirds Return from Greenland

Some 70 Air National Guardsmen and two ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft from the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton ANGB, N.Y., recently returned home from a four-day mission to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The airmen flew to Greenland in late June to train...