Eighty-two F-16Ds Grounded for Structural Cracks

The Air Force has grounded 82 of its two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons due to structural cracks discovered on the canopy sill between the front and rear pilot seats. Cracks found on one aircraft during a routine post-flight check led to...

Cody: Smallest Air Force Can Also Be Most Prepared

CMSAF James Cody said the Air Force must continue to evolve, even as it gets smaller, into the most globally engaged force in history, according to an Aug. 20 release. “If we’re going to develop airmen of the future, it’s...

Obama Condemns ISIL Murder of Journalist James Foley

President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly denounced the murder of journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremists as “an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world.” Speaking from Martha’s...

US Continues Air Strikes Against ISIL Extremists

US fighters and remotely piloted aircraft recently conducted another 14 air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists threatening Iraqi security and Kurdish forces operating near the Mosul Dam, the Defense Department announced Aug. 20. “The strikes...

Northrop-led Team Developing Reusable Space-Launch Vehicle

As part of the push to employ reusable launch vehicles to reduce the high cost of putting satellites into orbit, Northrop Grumman is teaming with two aerospace innovators to design and flight test a booster that can recover on a...

US, Bulgarian Airmen Take to the Skies

More than 180 airmen and 12 F-15C Eagles from RAF Lakenheath, England, and Ramstein AB, Germany, are participating in Thracian Eagle 2014 in Bulgaria through Sept. 1. The bilateral training exercise, which launched Aug. 18 at Graf Ignatievo AB, Bulgaria,...

Potential Space Partners Join PANAMAX Exercises

For the third year, partner nations joined forces in the space portion of the PANAMAX exercises, which is focused on defending the Panama Canal. Officers from the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Brazil joined personnel from Air Forces Southern at Davis-Monthan...