Under Attack

A US Marine killed March 19 by an ISIS rocket attack was part of a new US deployment to the first independent operating base in Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Pentagon announced. USMC SSgt. Louis Cardin, who...

Coalition Hits ISIS Chemical Weapons Facility

The US-led coalition on March 17 targeted an ISIS facility believed to be connected with chemical weapons production in Hit, Iraq, along with an ISIS headquarters. The strike included multiple targets, destroying the headquarters and nine weapons storage buildings in...

Army General Tapped for US Forces-Korea

Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of US Army Pacific, will soon be nominated to take over US Forces Korea, the Pentagon announced Monday. If confirmed, Brooks will take over for Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who was nominated to take over...

A Bit of Wiggle Room

The Air National Guard is on track to meet the FAA’s 2020 deadline for the first phase of the Avionics Modernization Program upgrade in its legacy C-130Hs by “two or three months, Maj. Gen. Brian Neal, acting director of the...

Balancing Technique

Members of Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing recently rehearsed rescue operations with NASA astronauts at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Center Lab in Houston and Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Rehearsing astronaut rescues is nothing new for the airmen,...

US, Turkish Tanker Units Fly Together

US and Turkish KC-135 tanker crews came together earlier this month in the skies over Nevada to train together for the first time. Capt. David Puchalla, an instructor pilot with the 350th Air Refueling Squadron from McConnell AFB, Kan., flew...

Urban PJ Training

Pararescuemen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, recently practiced urban rescue missions at the UK Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh. The five-day training exercise included rescuing personnel from the rubble of destroyed buildings. Thirty participants took...

Three Tridents go 3-D

The Navy successfully test launched three Trident ballistic missiles with a 3-D printed part fabricated by Lockheed Martin engineers March 14-16. The digital process used to make the piece—an inch-long aluminum alloy “connector backshell” that protects cable connectors inside the...