And Then There Were Three

Retired Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of the last surviving Doolittle Raiders, died at his home in Washington State on Wednesday at the age of 94. Saylor enlisted in the Army Air Corps on Dec. 7, 1939, and served as...

Military Compensation, Retirement Report Released

After 18 months of hearings and testimony, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released its much-anticipated final report Thursday in Arlington, Va., outlining 15 recommendations intended to modernize the military services’ compensation and benefits programs and help keep the...

Adapting to a New Generation

If all the proposals of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission are adopted, the value of a service member’s compensation in all scenarios would only go up, several members of the commission told reporters and members of the public...

When the Savings Kick In

The reforms proposed in the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission final report, released Thursday in Arlington, Va., will save considerable dollars across the US government, but some of the savings will take several decades to achieve. “While maintaining the...

AFA Statement on the Compensation Commission Report

In 2013, Congress mandated the creation of the Military and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) to review the current military compensation, benefits, and retirement systems and to make recommendations to Congress. This report was released Jan. 29. AFA attended the commission...

Pushing Environmental Limits

An F-35B strike fighter from the Patuxent River Integrated Test Force in Maryland has spent the last four months undergoing extreme weather testing at the Air Force’s 96th Test Wing at McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, Fla., to ensure...

Lakenheath Eagles Seize Top Fighter Squadron

The F-15Cs of the 493rd Fighter Squadron claimed top fighter squadron honors, winning the 2014 Raytheon Trophy, officials announced on Wednesday. The unit deployed four times last year including NATO air policing rotations to Lithuania and Iceland, an emergency dispatch...