Tiptoeing Around the Iranians in Iraq

The US led coalition is not directly coordinating with Iranian forces in Iraq, but is working with the Iraqi government and military forces to plan offensive operations, said Army Lt. Gen. James Terry, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation...

OIR Task Force Commander Lays Out Priorities

The commander of Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters Thursday the effort to roll back ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria has attracted over 40 nations who are contributing assistance or military forces, and he anticipates further troop...

575th AMXS Stands Up at Randolph

The Air Force activated the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a Dec. 11 ceremony at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, according to a Dec. 17 release. The new squadron, a geographically separate unit assigned to the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group at Ogden Air...

Military Aerospace Sales Flat in 2014

Total military aerospace sales were flat in Fiscal 2014, at $87.3 billion, reported the Aerospace Industries Association on Dec. 17. Space spending saw the biggest increase, rising $2.6 billion to $48.8 billion, while aircraft sales saw a marginal 0.8 percent...

Eighth GPS IIF Completes On-Orbit Checkout

The fourth GPS IIF satellite launched in 2014—the eighth overall—has completed on-orbit checkout, joining the active 31-satellite constellation, according to a Dec. 18 Boeing release. The vehicle launched Oct. 29 and completed on-orbit checkout Dec. 12. “We made great progress...

JSTARS Recapitalization Program Gets Its Own Division

The JSTARS Recapitalization program was recently designated its own division within the battle management directorate at Hanscom AFB, Mass., according to a Dec. 17 release. The new division is comprised of three branches: systems engineering, integration, and testing; an aircraft...