Rasmussen Bids Farewell to NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said goodbye to the Alliance during a Sept. 26 farewell ceremony at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Jens Stoltenberg, former Prime Minister of Norway, will assume the secretariat on Oct. 1, according to a Sept....

USAF To Begin Fielding F-16 Collision Avoidance System

The Air Force will begin fielding the automatic ground collision avoidance system for its F-16 fleet this fall, the service recently announced. Operational testing for the new system concluded this past summer at Eglin AFB, Fla. The database tool uses...

Locklear Suggests Arms Ban on Vietnam Will End

Following tensions over aerial intercepts of US aircraft in the South China Sea, and a historic visit by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Hanoi, America’s top commander in the Asia-Pacific suggested the long-standing arms embargo on...

Harris Tapped for PACOM

After less than a year serving as the commander of US Naval forces in the Asia-Pacific, Navy Adm. Harry Harris is now on tap to take over as commander of US Pacific Command, according to a Pentagon announcement. Harris, a...

HASC Leaders Ask Obama Administration to “Speak Plainly”

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) asked National Security Advisor Susan Rice to clarify the Obama Administration’s position regarding its authority to defeat ISIS. The letter, dated Sept. 25, questions why...

Changes at the Academy

Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson presented the Board of Visitors with a list of proposals to move the academy forward last week, reported Stars and Stripes. Despite significant budget cuts, which have led to over 100 academy...

Colorado Tracking Station to be Decommissioned

The 22nd Space Operations Squadron at Scriever AFB, Colo., will decommission the Colorado Tracking Station, also known as PIKE, during a Sept. 29 ceremony, according to an Air Force Space Command release. PIKE began communicating with military satellites in 1988...