Larger, More Complex, More Provocative

Last week’s spate of large Russian air exercises that saw Russian military aircraft approach NATO airspace across the European continent was a divergence from the norm and is unsettling, said Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top general in Europe, on Monday....

Breedlove Seeks More Rotational Forces in Europe

Although the Pentagon is conducting an assessment of its European infrastructure, US European Command boss Gen. Philip Breedlove said he believes there should be no further decreases in force structure on the continent. “I think we have infrastructure that can...

Airmen Up For Re-election

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, is one of several lawmakers up for re-election on Tuesday who serve the nation not only on Capitol Hill, but also in the Air Force. Polls have shown Graham...

Stateside Fuel Conversion Completed

The Air Force, in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency, completed the conversion of 130 stateside installations from JP-8 fuel to Jet A fuel, which is more common and commercially available, according to a release. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, on Oct....

Wireless Quality-of-Life Improvement

Airmen who operate in the unclassified area of the nation’s ICBM facilities got a quality-of-life boost with the addition of wireless connectivity so that they may use their personal electronic devices in their free time, announced Air Force Global Strike...

Pentagon Chronicles Progress in Afghanistan

Several significant milestones in mid-2014 set the stage for future security and stability in Afghanistan and an enduring US-Afghan partnership, announced the Pentagon in a report to Congress. This included the Afghan presidential election and peaceful transition of power to...

Fiscal 2014 Military Intelligence Funding Disclosed

Congress appropriated a total of $17.4 billion for the Pentagon’s unclassified and classified intelligence activities in Fiscal 2014, announced the Defense Department. That amount included the appropriations for the military intelligence program in the Pentagon’s base budget and in its...

World War II Airmen’s Remains Identified

Defense Department forensic scientists identified the remains of seven airmen who had been missing in action since April 10, 1944, when enemy forces shot down their B-24D Liberator over Madang, New Guinea, announced the Pentagon. They are: Army Air Forces...

Clarification on F-35 Noise

F-35 Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said an engine with the same decibel level of noise as another may be perceived as louder if the character of the noise has a higher or deeper pitched tone. During a...