Andersen CRG Provides Aid After Typhoon

Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group, based at Andersen AFB, Guam, recently deployed to Saipan to provide humanitarian aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, according to an An?dersen news release. Six personnel from the CRG, along with two...

Pegasus Planning at Air Mobility Command

USAF already has plans built around Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program delivering 18 aircraft by 2017, and if there are significant delays in fielding the Pegasus, this would have cascading effects, said Gen. Darren W. McDew, then-commander of Air Mobility Command,...

Staying Ready for ISIS

The US has been battling ISIS terrorists through Operation Inherent Resolve for a year now, and Gen. Darren McDew, the former commander of Air Mobility Command who will soon take charge of US Transportation Command, said he does not anticipate...

Red Flag 15-3 Roars Over Eielson

One of Pacific Air Forces’ premier combat training events recently kicked off at Eielson AFB, Alaska, with dozens of aircraft scheduled to take part in two weeks of realistic air and air-to-ground combat training as part of Red Flag Alaska...

Dragon Spear Descends on California Desert

Airmen and aircraft from all over the United States converged in the California desert on Aug. 5 and 6 for a complex joint training exercise, according to Air Force and DOD news releases. As part of Operation Dragon Spear, C-17s...

More MAFFS C-130s California Bound

An additional two C-130s have been requested for firefighting support in California as the National Interagency Fire Center raised fire preparedness to level five—the highest possible, on Thursday, Aug. 13. The additional aircraft from the Wyoming and North Carolina Air...

Lockheed Expands Facility for JASSM, Other Cruise Missiles

A new annex for the production of cruise missiles has opened at Lockheed Martin’s Pike County Operations facility in Troy, Ala., according to a company press release. Lockheed Martin makes the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) at the Alabama...

Fairchild Airmen Respond to Chemical Leak

Emergency personnel from Fairchild AFB, Wash., responded Aug. 12 to a toxic gas leak in nearby Spokane that hospitalized four people at a recycling plant, according to Fairchild officials. Airmen with the 92nd Medical Group’s bioenvironmental team and emergency management...

Note to Members: Help Grow AFA’s Membership

AFA’s goal is simple: ensure a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense and honor airmen and our Air Force heritage. We believe it’s important to advocate for a strong Air Force on Capitol Hill, globally, and...