Next Three F-35A Basing Locations Defined

The Air Force’s new F-35A fleet basing strategy lays out the parameters for the next three operational locations for the stealth jet, service spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Air Force Magazine on Monday. She said the Air Force just notified Congress...

Nuclear Oversight Board Meets at Minot

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh gathered at Minot AFB, N.D., with senior officials from across the service’s nuclear enterprise for a quarterly meeting of the Air Force’s Nuclear Oversight Board, according to...

Intel Wing Activated at Langley

Air Combat Command recently stood up the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing during a ceremony at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., announced the command on Monday. The wing will have with a unique mission within the Air Force: providing integrated targeting...

Splitting Angels and Helos

Guardian Angel rescue airmen at RAF Lakenheath, Britain, separated from their helicopter squadron to form a new unit, according to a base release. This move was part of the Air Force’s broader standardization of its organizational structure. “Today, the fifth...

Slow the Withdrawal and Make it Stick

The Pentagon is considering slowing the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan to ensure Afghan forces are prepared to hold on to allied gains, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter. “That could mean taking another look at the timing and sequencing of...

Chinese Missile Defense, or Space Offense?

State Department officials believe Chinese development of a ballistic missile defense system would at best provide the Chinese with a “limited defense” of their homeland that would not undercut the deterrent value of the US nuclear arsenal, said Frank Rose,...

Global Hawk Arrives Down Under

An Air Force RQ-4B Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft landed at Avalon Airport southwest of Melbourne, Australia, making the aircraft type’s debut flying into a foreign airshow, announced manufacturer Northrop Grumman. The high-altitude, long-endurance platform is participating in the 2015...

Israel Buys More F-35s

Israeli defense officials signed an agreement with the United States to acquire 14 additional F-35A strike fighters, bringing Israel’s total order to date to 33, reported the Jerusalem Post. Under a $2.82 billion deal announced by the Israeli defense ministry...