Brown Takes Air Forces Central Command’s Reins

?Lt. Gen. Charles Brown took charge of Air Forces Central Command from Lt. Gen. John Hesterman on Monday during a ceremony at Shaw AFB, S.C. US Central Command boss Army Gen. Lloyd Austin presided over the change-of-command ceremony, reported local...

Too Early to Know

The Air Force does not yet know whether SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket failure on Sunday will affect the company’s ability to compete for upcoming national security space launches. “At this time, it’s too early to assess any impact that the...

More Than Five Thousand Days

Airmen from the 17th Special Tactics Squadron at Fort Benning, Ga., have been involved in operations in Southwest Asia for more than 5,000 days straight—nearly 14 years, according to a release. They reached the 5,000th-day milestone on June 27, states...

Pacific Air Forces Exhausts M117 Inventory

A B-52H bomber dropped the last M117 general-purpose bomb in Pacific Air Forces’ inventory during a training mission from Andersen AFB, Guam, announced base officials. The bomber, deployed to Guam from Barksdale AFB, La., as part of the 20th Expeditionary...

From Reactive to Active Healthcare

The Air Force is implementing a program called Human Performance Concept of Operations over the next several years to standardize and reinvigorate its healthcare for airmen, their dependents, and service retirees, according to a release. “If you want people to...

Airmen Excel at Warrior Games

Airmen brought home 87 total medals, including 23 first-place golds, during the 2015 Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Airmen also won 39 silver medals and 25 bronze medals. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tweeted on...

Vietnam War Airman’s Remains Identified

Defense Department forensic scientists identified the remains of CMSgt. Edwin E. Morgan, 38, of Eagle Spring, N.C., an airman who had been missing in action since the Vietnam War, announced the Pentagon. DOD returned Morgan’s remains to his family; his...

Navy’s Final Prowler Ends Operational Service

The Navy’s last operational EA-6B Prowler electronic-attack aircraft departed NAS Whidbey Island, Wash., marking the type’s end of service in the Navy after more than 40 years, announced Northrop Grumman, the aircraft’s designer and manufacturer. Hundreds of spectators turned out...