CV-22s for Yokota

?Air Force Special Operations Command will station a squadron of 10 CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft at Yokota AB, Japan, announced the Defense Department on Monday. Yokota’s first three CV-22s will arrive in the second half of 2017; the remaining seven are...

Installation and Mission Support Center Activated

Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger officially activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center during a ceremony at JBSA-Lackland, Texas. “Today’s ceremonial actions are part of a larger strategic initiative for our Air Force to reduce...

SBIRS Payload Clears On-Orbit Checkout

The Air Force completed on-orbit checkout of HEO-3, the third Space Based Infrared System sensor built for a US intelligence satellite operating in highly elliptical orbit, announced service officials on Monday. “I am extremely proud of the hard work and...

Moody’s HC-130J Force Grows

The fifth new-build HC-130J rescue tanker slated for the 347th Rescue Group at Moody AFB, Ga., has arrived at the base, SSgt. Eric Summers, 23rd Wing spokesman, told Air Force Magazine on Monday. The Air Force plans to base nine...

Flight Testing of Morphing Wing Technology Concluded

Air Force Research Lab and NASA researchers completed a six-month program of flight testing morphing wing technology on a Gulfstream III jet at Edwards AFB, Calif., according to a release. “The purpose of these tests was to see if flexible...

West Point Honors Pioneering Black Airman

The Army will name its newest cadet barracks at West Point in honor of the late Gen. Benjamin Davis Jr., a leader of World War II Tuskegee Airmen who graduated from the academy in 1936, reported the Associated Press. The...

Welcome, Lone Star Lady II

Members of Air Force Reserve Command’s 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, La., earlier this month honored the visiting guests of the wing’s Vietnam War veteran alumni group by dedicating one of the base’s B-52s to them. The Reservists unveiled...