SEAL Awarded the Medal of Honor

President Obama on Monday presented the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who rescued an American held hostage in Afghanistan. Navy Senior Chief Warfare Operator Edward Byers, who guarded the captive doctor’s body with his own during the December...

Space Rules of Engagement

We need international norms of behavior in space, and we must define what those are across the world, Air Force Space Command Commander Gen. John Hyten said Feb. 25 at AWS16. “We’ve done that in every other domain we operate...

Building Resilience in Space

The “secret is out” about the US and allied reliance on space, and the things we get from space that give us “a qualitative and quantitative edge over adversaries also makes space an irresistible target,” the Deputy Undersecretary of the...

Army General Tapped to Lead SOCOM

President Obama has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Thomas to lead US Special Operations Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Feb. 29. If confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Gen. Joseph Votel, who will take command of US Central...

Bronco Rides Again

Two OV-10 Broncos recently returned from a combat evaluation in the US Central Command area of operations, testing a light attack and armed reconnaissance capability. Congress provided funding to “test the use of a small aircraft” for counterinsurgency and close...

Another Step Toward Replacing the RD-180

The Air Force on Monday awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance contracts to enter into a public-private partnership with the service to develop a prototype engine to replace the Russian-made RD-180. The government will initially invest $115.3 million in...

US, Russia Discuss Flight Safety

US and Russian officials on Monday held the third video conference to discuss flight safety over Syria. “The two sides discussed measures to enhance operational safety for counter-ISIL coalition and Russian military forces operating in Syria, including the means to...

Retaking Mosul

The US-led coalition is planning to do more to help Iraqi forces in their effort to retake the ISIS-held stronghold of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday. The coalition is reviewing Iraq’s plan to retake the city, while...

Right Supplies, Right Place

Pacific Air Forces is looking at ways to preposition supplies and equipment throughout its area of responsibility so it is ready when needed, however, such plans are not nearly as specific as those outlined in the European Reassurance Initiative, PACAF...

Pacific Partnerships

The rebalance to the Pacific can be measured in partnerships, Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Lori Robinson said in an interview with Air Force Magazine at AWS16. “Sometimes people measure it in stuff,” Robinson said. “I don’t measure it in...