Air Commando Dies in Training Accident

An air commando died from injuries suffered in a ground vehicle accident during training on the Melrose Air Force Range in New Mexico, west of Cannon Air Force Base. The airman succumbed to the effects of head trauma while in...

HASC Ranking Member Opposes Defense Authorization

The ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee released a statement Wednesday saying he would not vote for the this year’s defense authorization, which keeps the base budget at sequester-level funding and bolsters overseas contingency operations funds. It’s a...

A Triad and True Deterrence Method

The three-branched nuclear weapons delivery triad remains a vital component of US defense, said Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, during an AFA and industry-sponsored breakfast event Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Acknowledging...

The Ideal Bomber

The ideal Air Force strategic bomber would offer the best capabilities to fill present and future long-range missions, Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak told Air Force Magazine on Wednesday. A former bomber pilot, Harencak is assistant chief of staff for strategic...

Updating the Maui Space Surveillance Complex

The Air Force is adding a laser to the Maui Space Surveillance Complex that creates a “guide star” allowing researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory to get “really clean pictures” of man-made objects in space, Chief Engineer Skip Williams...

86th Airlift Wing Dubbed Most Innovative

The 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, is the first ever winner of the inaugural Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Innovation Madness competition. US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Commander Gen. Frank Gorenc presented the award—a trophy and...

Misawa Welcomes Modern Fueling System

Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella, US Forces Japan commander, cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the introduction of the new aircraft fueling system at Misawa AB, Japan, according to a base release. The Type III hydrant system, coupled with R-12 fuel...