The LRS-B and US Airpower in the Pacific

China’s anti-access, area-denial buildup is increasing the vulnerability of US tactical airpower and, at the same time, the importance of US long-range platforms, such as the Air Force’s forthcoming Long-Range Strike Bomber, declared author and analyst Robert Haddick at a...

Kowalski Inducted Into Order of the Sword

Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, US Strategic Command’s deputy commander, became the first inductee of Air Force Global Strike Command’s Order of the Sword during a ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., according to a release. Kowalski served as AFGSC commander from...

Another Strong Recruiting Year

The Air Force’s Active Duty component slightly exceeded its recruiting goal for Fiscal 2014, while the service’s reserve components exceeded theirs to a greater degree, announced the Pentagon. This continues the string of strong recruiting years for the Air Force...

Aggressor Gapfiller

The Air Force Weapons School pulled F-15s from Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., to temporarily fill a gap left by the loss of its dedicated F-15 aggressor squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev. “Having the Seymour Johnson operators and aircraft here is...

Iraqi F-16s Going to Tucson

The Defense Department will deliver the Iraqi air force’s first batch of new-build F-16s to Tucson, Ariz., where Iraqi pilots will train in them, according to a release. The jets were originally slated for delivery to Balad Air Base in...

Build Me a Flying Airport

?The Defense Advanced Research Agency solicited ideas for making a C-130-type aircraft into a flying mother ship for a swarm of small remotely piloted aircraft, according to an agency release. “We want to find ways to make smaller aircraft more...

VA Making Changes

Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald outlined a set of changes aimed at improving how the organization serves veterans. First, VA will establish a department-wide customer service organization “to ensure we provide top-level customer service to veterans,” wrote McDonald in...

Iran Asserts Copied RPA Has Flown

Iran claims to have test flown a remotely piloted aircraft based on reverse-engineered technology gleaned from a captured Lockheed Martin RQ-170 stealth RPA, reported the state Fars News Agency. “We had promised to fly the final model of RQ-170 in...

Clarification on the 61st Airlift Squadron and the C-130J

The correct number of C-130Js that the 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock AFB, Ark., is slated to receive is 14, said Capt. Ashley Walker, spokeswoman for the 19th Airlift Wing, the squadron’s parent organization. The squadron’s ninth C-130J arrived...