Top Jets from US, UK, and France Train Together

JB Langley-Eustis, Va.—The premier aircraft from the US, UK, and France are training together in the skies over Virginia this month in what officials said is the first high-level exercise involving the three countries and the fighter jets. The trilateral...

Trilateral Exercise Focuses on High-End Training

JB Langley-Eustis, Va.—Pilots from the US, UK, and France have seen some of their high-level skills atrophy as allied aircraft have been operating in a counterinsurgency environment in the past 10 years, rather than being focused on anti-access, area-denial threats,...

The Omnibus Spending Bill

House leaders unveiled a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill early Wednesday morning that provides additional military resources and denies visa waiver status to anyone who has traveled to terrorist hotspots, including Iraq and Syria, over the last five years, according...

McCain: Omnibus is Triumph of Pork Barrel Parochialism

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he won’t vote for the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill unveiled Wednesday unless a clause ending the restriction on using Russian-made engines in national security space launches is rescinded. Speaking on...

F-15s Depart Incirlik

The 12 F-15s that deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey, last month are already returning to their home base of RAF Lakenheath, England, US European Command announced. Six F-15Es arrived at Incirlik on Nov. 12 to replace F-16s that had rotated...

More Spirits on the Line

Northrop Grumman shaved 41 days off of B-2 bomber programm?ed depot maintenance, redelivering the most recent aircraft in a record 359 days, the company announced. “Our success reducing PDM flow days to less than a year stems from an aggressive,...

Lightning All Norway

A Royal Norwegian Air Force pilot flew one of the service’s F-35 Lightning IIs this week at Luke AFB, Ariz., logging the first all-Norwegian training sortie. “The way Luke AFB and the 56th Fighter Wing have handled … the overall...

Hancock Ready to Rock

An MQ-9 Reaper lifted off on the first sortie launched from Hancock Field ANGB, N.Y., on Wednesday, the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing announced. The unit’s MQ-9s, though operated by crews at Hancock, have physically been based...