Saluting Those Imprisoned With Honor

A lone B-52 passed over the Air Force Memorial on Monday on the 50th anniversary of the shootdown of the first airman taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. “Fifty years ago today, the United States kicked off Operation Rolling Thunder,...

Reluctant Nonproliferation

Russia is no longer cooperating with the National Nuclear Security Administration on many previous nuclear nonproliferation efforts, said NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz on Monday. “Historically [Russia] has been a very, very important part of our nonproliferation agenda,” said Klotz during...

Warheads on Target, For Now

Engineers recently completed a series of instrumented flight tests on the F-15E, F-16, and B-2 as part of the B61-12 nuclear freefall bomb’s ongoing life-extension program. The Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration successfully finished “several experiments critical to...

Key Resolve, Foal Eagle Begin

US and South Korean forces kicked off the annual Key Resolve command post exercise on Monday. The exercise ensures the US-South Korean alliance is prepared for the defense of South Korea, while training “alliance forces to respond to any potential...

North Korea Fires Scuds in Protest

As US and South Korean forces kicked off annual training exercises on the Korean peninsula on Monday, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan in protest, reported South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The two missiles,...

Cope North Concludes

Exercise Cope North 15 concluded at Andersen AFB, Guam, after two weeks of joint and multilateral training events, according to a Pacific Air Forces release. The 86th iteration of the exercise involved some 2,340 participants, making it the largest-ever Cope...

Fourth AEHF Satellite Comes Together

Lockheed Martin has integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the Air Force’s fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellite at its facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., announced the company on Monday. The milestone occurred nearly five months ahead of...