Clark Takes 8th Air Force Reins

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark assumed command of 8th Air Force during a ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., according to a release. Clark now leads the numbered air force that oversees the Air Force’s nuclear-capable bomber force of B-2As and B-52Hs....

US-Japan Guidelines Update

The United States and Japan expect to complete the update to their bilateral defense strategic guidelines ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit later this month, said Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth. Testifying before the House...

Doolittle Raiders’ Gold Medal Goes on Display

The Doolittle Raiders’ Congressional Gold Medal now resides on permanent display at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, following a handover ceremony there on the 73rd anniversary of the Raiders’ daring bombing strike on Japan....

Kadena Commandos Down Under

Combat controllers from Kadena AB, Japan, along with MC-130J special-mission aircraft, conducted joint tactical training with their Australian counterparts at RAAF Richmond, northwest of Syndey. Two 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130Js conducted tactical landings at nearby Warren Airfield in addition...

Al Udeid Defenders Train Alongside Qatari Counterparts

Air Force security forces personnel deployed to al Udeid AB, Qatar, trained with their counterparts in the host nation’s air force, participating in activities ranging from classroom learning to building-clearing drills, according to a base release. The training, which took...

Ready for the Burn

Airmen from the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing geared up for the upcoming wildfire season by practicing water drops with their Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130s and coordination with US Forest Service aircraft, according to a unit release....

Another Edwards MUTT

The Air Force Research Lab’s second Lockheed Martin-built X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed lifted off earlier this month on its maiden flight from Edwards AFB, Calif. The remotely piloted aircraft, named Buckeye, will support NASA’s Performance Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing project, which...

F-35A Civilian Airshow Debut Slated for Oshkosh

The F-35A strike fighter will makes its first civilian US airshow appearance in July at the annual weeklong Experimental Aircraft Association’s Oshkosh AirVenture airshow in Wisconsin, announced event organizers. EAA’s Vice President of Communities Rick Larsen said the show has...