Air Force Touts Increase in Ground Safety

There were three on-duty and 42 off-duty ground fatalities in Fiscal 2014—the lowest ground fatality rate in a decade, the Air Force announced last week. That’s down significantly from the 10-year average of 5.9 on-duty and 50.6 off-duty fatalities last...

Meet Saul, the Ebola-Zapping Robot

USAF Hospital Langley recently received a germ-zapping robot capable of killing off diseases, including Ebola. The 5 foot, 2 inch tall robot, nicknamed Saul, was delivered to the 633rd Medical Group, which returned this week from a mission in West...

GPS IIF-8 Preparing for Launch

The next launch of a GPS IIF satellite is scheduled to take place Oct. 29, Air Force Space Command officials said. The satellite will leave Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., on an Atlas V rocket, marking the 50th Atlas rocket launch...

Vance Goes High Def

Vance AFB, Okla., is the first base to receive the Virtual Image Takeoff and Landing XI, a new high definition flight simulation program for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training students, according to an Oct. 23 release. Students at Vance will...

Head of DOD Rapid Acquisition Shop Leaves Pentagon

The head of the Pentagon’s Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell announced Oct. 23 he is leaving government, but he vows the office’s mission to improve joint service acquisition efforts for critical tools, such as ISR, will continue. Over the last decade,...