Kitting the F-35 for CAS

The F-35 will be “basic” close air support capable when it achieves initial operational capability next September, but improvements in the coming years will make it more effective for joint CAS missions, an Air Combat Command official told reporters Thursday....

High Attack Angle, Airframe Flaw Downed F-15D

An F-15D assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England, crashed on Oct. 8, 2014, in part because of a radome imperfection, which “generated sufficient yaw to cause a spin and delay … recovery,” according to an accident...

PLA Strategy Now Openly Touts Cyber Forces

An authoritative People’s Liberation Army document now openly describes China’s cyber and network warfare forces for the first time, and lays out their division of labor, a leading expert on Chinese cyber warfare practices said Thursday at the Jamestown Foundation’s...

A Legendary PACE

The Air Force activated the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence at JBSA-Randolph on March 2. The center, which falls under Air Education and Training Command, focuses on military professionalism and is part of an initiative set forth by former...

West Virginia Guard Ends C-5 Regional Inspection Mission

The West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing completed its final C-5 isochronal inspection on March 6, wrapping up an eight-year mission that was the first of its kind in the Air Force, according to a March 10 wing...

Arctic Report Slated for Spring Release

US Northern Command boss Adm. Bill Gortney said he expects to release a new Arctic strategy this spring. The report will attempt to determine what requirements the Defense Department will need to inform operational plans in the region, Gortney told...