Votel Voices Concern Over ISIS Strategy

Army Gen. Joseph Votel told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that, if confirmed as the next commander of US Central Command,? he would “look very carefully” at the United States’ strategy to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria....

B-2s Deploy to Pacific

Three B-2s deployed to the Pacific area of operations from Whiteman AFB, Mo., on March 8, according to a press release. The bombers will train with ally and partner air forces, and will do a radio communications check with a...

Lakenheath’s March Madness

F-15s assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England, are surging flight operations, almost quadrupling the number of daily sorties while standing by for operations. So far in March, F-15s with the 48th Fighter Wing have flown up to 54 sorties per day,...

Just Do It

The biggest stumbling block in future conflicts will be cyber operations, retired Gen. Chuck Horner said Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Speaking at an AFA Mitchell Institute event about Desert Storm, during which he served as the air boss, Horner said...

Calling a Spade a Spade

A lesson learned in Desert Storm that is “applicable today in spades” is that “strong, decisive leadership from the top down” is necessary for military success, said retired Gen. John Loh, who served as Vice Chief of Staff during Desert...

Lightning Heritage

The F-35 strike fighter is now qualified to take part in Air Combat Command’s heritage flight program, which demonstrates the history of America’s airpower as modern fighter aircraft fly alongside World War II, Korean, and Vietnam-era aircraft, the service announced....

F-35s Fly Simulated CAS for Rangers

Two F-35As assigned to Eglin AFB, Fla., supported Rangers with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, during an exercise at the base simulating hostile targets in close proximity. During training, Rangers set up communications systems to encode and decode...

Pegasus’ New Wing

The first Reserve wing to fly the KC-46A is taking shape. The 931st Air Refueling Group at McConnell AFB, Kan., was designated the 931st Air Refueling Wing on March 5, bringing in more than 400 new personnel to the base,...