Oklahoma F-16s Involved in Midair Collision

A pair of F-16Cs assigned to the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 138th Fighter Wing collided around 2:30 p.m. Monday during a training sortie near Moline, Kansas, forcing one of the pilots to eject, according to an Oct. 21 release. The...

Kobani Stabilized in Wake of US Airdrop

The Pentagon revised its assessment of the security situation in the Syrian city of Kobani after USAF C-130s airdropped bundles of weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to besieged Kurdish fighters. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby...

No War on Profit

Lockheed Martin reported lower quarterly earnings and margins for it aeronautics division Tuesday, reflecting a recent industry trend, but the program manager for its biggest project—the F-35—said there’s no government “war” on corporate profit. Rather, “we have a war on...

Live Fee or Die

Much of the award fees that Lockheed Martin stands to make on the F-35 program are still to come, program executive officer Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said. In a recent interview with Air Force Magazine, Bogdan said F-35 program award...

ACC Hosts Flight Equipment Testing at Seymour Johnson

Air Combat Command held a joint aircrew flight equipment evaluation event at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., recently, testing current and future flight equipment for aircrews of every aircraft in USAF’s inventory, according to an Oct. 20 release. Representatives came from...

New Units Align Under AFMC

Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger and Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter, commander of the provisional Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, recently welcomed new members into the center during a town hall meeting at JBSA-Lackland, Texas. Lackland’s...

Reaper Damages Runway in Niger

An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft suffered a “hard landing” in Niamey, Niger, following an unarmed reconnaissance and surveillance sortie in support of operations in West Africa on Monday, officials said. The impact “damaged the runway at Diori...

Last SLUFF Bows Out

NATO ally Greece retired the last operational A-7 Corsair IIs in service world-wide with a final fly-by at Araxos AB, Greece, Oct. 17, officials announced. The Air National Guard retired its final A-7D/K—known affectionately as the “Sluff”— in 1992. The...