Airpower Success in Iraq

?Within the factors under its control, airpower is being highly effective in the anti-ISIS fight, said Air Combat Command boss Gen. Hawk Carlisle on Monday. “We’re taking a serious toll on their morale and capability,” said Carlisle at an AFA-sponsored...

Goldfein Confirmed as Vice Chief

The Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of Lt. Gen. David Goldfein to receive a fourth star for his new assignment as the Air Force’s vice chief of staff, announced service officials on Monday. Goldfein, who will assume the position in...

Pawlikowski Promoted to General

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski on Monday received her fourth star for her forthcoming assignment leading Air Force Materiel Command. “It was an honor to pin on your fourth star,” wrote Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James on Monday in a...

The Issue of Boots on the Ground

Asked on Monday if airpower would be more successful against ISIS in Iraq and Syria if there were US ground forces in place calling in airstrikes, Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who leads Air Combat Command, urged extreme caution. At an Air...

Changing Enemy Behavior

Airpower has had a definite effect on ISIS tactics, said Air Combat Command chief Gen. Hawk Carlisle on Monday. “We have changed their way of fighting,” he said at an AFA-sponsored Air Force breakfast in Arlington, Va. “They don’t march...

F-35 Number Probably Good

The head of Air Combat Command thinks 1,763 F-35As, the Air Force’s current program of record, is probably still a good buy objective, despite the changing strategic landscape. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, speaking to reporters on Monday following an AFA-sponsored Air...

More Bomber, Electronic Warfare Info Coming

Despite some official dithering about when the Air Force will announce the winner of the Long-Range Strike Bomber contract, Air Combat Command chief Gen. Hawk Carlisle predicts “it’s going to be sometime in July, maybe August.” Speaking with reporters after...

Raptor Keeps Amazing

No Air Force missions into Syria happen without F-22s playing a pivotal role, said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command, on Monday. “What we have learned” about using the F-22 in combat is its “ability … to enhance...

French Air Force Delegation Visits Whiteman

Lt. Gen. Philippe Steininger, head of the French air force’s Strategic Air Force Command, led a contingent of French air force officials that visited Whiteman AFB, Mo., to get a close look at the B-2A bomber mission and meet with...

Kandahar Step-Down

The 451st Expeditionary Group at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, inactivated two squadrons as part of its transition from a large unit involved in combat operations to a smaller organization supporting the mission of training, assisting, and advising Afghan forces, according to...

Tidier Contingency Response

Air Mobility Command is streamlining its contingency response force by creating a single East Coast operations group, one West Coast operations group, and an advisory group, according to a release. Reorganization of the 621st Contingency Response Wing will consolidate the...