Lockheed Martin Sees Uptick In Defense Spending

Lockheed Martin executives on Tuesday said they were upbeat about domestic and international defense sales in the year ahead. In a conference call with reporters to discuss fourth-quarter results, CEO Marillyn Hewson noted that the two-year bipartisan budget agreement provides...

Lockheed Martin Spins Off Information Systems Division

Lockheed Martin is spinning off its Information Systems & Global Solutions division to create a new company with Leidos, under an arrangement called a Reverse Morris Trust, Lockheed announced Tuesday. This mechanism allows substantial tax avoidance by creating a subsidiary,...

Ellsworth Brings the Birds Back

B-1 Lancer pilots, maintainers, and support personnel returned to Ellsworth AFB, S.D., ending nearly 14 years of continuous bomber rotations to US Central Command. More than 350 airmen returned from the six-month rotation to Al Udeid AB, Qatar, on Jan....

F-35s to Fly at Farnborough

Air Force F-35As will make their debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough Air Show in July, the service announced today. F-35As from Luke AFB, Ariz., will join Marine Corps F-35Bs in both static displays and a heritage...

Guardsman Awarded Bronze Star with Valor

The Louisiana National Guard awarded SSgt. James Lam, a joint terminal attack controller, a Bronze Star with Valor device for his actions under fire during a three-hour firefight in Afghanistan in 2012. Lam, then a member of the Louisiana Guard’s...

Strategic Airlift Capability Training Moving to UK

Boeing will begin training NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability program aircrews at its international C-17 training center in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract, according to a company release. The SAC is made up of 10 NATO countries...

Airmen Return from West Africa Mission

A group of airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing recently returned home to JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., from Gabon in West Africa, after helping deliver more than 450,000 pounds of equipment to Bangui, according to a press release. Gabon’s military...

WC’s Wintry Weekend Watch

WC-130s probed this week’s major winter storm to enhance the accuracy of forecasting for citizens in the storm’s path. Aircraft and crews from Air Force Reserve Command’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” at Keesler AFB, Miss., flew two long-distance...