Senate Panel Blocks A-10, E-3 Retirement

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $489.6 billion Fiscal 2015 defense funding bill that supports most of the Air Force’s top procurement requests, but rejects the service’s request to retire the A-10 attack jets. The committee also approved $58.3 billion...

Senate Panel Approves 1 Percent Pay Raise

The Fiscal 2015 defense funding bill approved by Senate appropriators last week, holds the military pay raise at 1 percent, slows the growth of the basic housing allowance, and continues the Air Force’s personnel reductions. However, it bulked at reducing...

First FAB-T terminals Heading to Air Force

Raytheon expects to deliver the first Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals (FAB-T) to the Air Force to start airborne testing “within the next month,” Scott Whatmough, company vice president of integrated communications, told Air Force Magazine. “We’ve...

Major Commands Outline Personnel Reductions

Air Combat Command announced it will cut a total of 742 position, of which 680 will come from its headquarters staff, in an effort to cut overhead costs. “Although the Air Force plan calls for reductions in headquarters positions, or...

GAO Says More Details Needed on GMD Improvements

The Missile Defense Agency’s response to a congressional mandate to explain how it would improve the national missile defense system after a long series of test failures does not provide the details necessary for Congress to appraise the effectiveness of...

Operation Pacific Angel Kicks Off in Tonga

Pacific Air Forces is slated to kick off its seventh annual joint humanitarian assistance operation with Tonga on Monday by sending approximately 65 US service members to the country. As part of Operation Pacific Angel-Tonga, they will work alongside Tonga’s...