Two Dead in Shooting at Lackland

The Air Force confirmed the names of the two airmen killed in a Friday shooting at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, as Lt. Col. William A. Schroeder, commander of the 342nd Training Squadron, and TSgt. Steven D. Bellino, a 342nd Training Squadron student....

B-52s Join ISIS Fight

Several B-52s from Barksdale AFB, La., arrived at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, on April 9 where they will operate in support of the anti-ISIS campaign. The deployment marks the first time in 26 years the Stratofortress will be based in...

Rebalance Through Modernization

The US military’s rebalance to the Pacific is taking shape through modernization, both in building up the footprint in allied nations and the deployment of the country’s newest military hardware, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. “We are enhancing America’s force...

Adjusting Missileer Career Trajectory

The Air Force is restructuring the missileer career path in at attempt to retain officers longer. Air Force Global Strike Commander Gen. Robin Rand, in concert with the service’s Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, directed a review of the...

NATO, Russia Agree to Meet

NATO and Russia have agreed to meet to discuss heightened tensions between the country and the alliance, including the situation in Crimea. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a Friday statement the NATO-Russia Council will hold a meeting at...

Kerry Promises New Aid to Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday paid a surprise visit to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders and pledge $155 million in new aid to the country to help fight ISIS. Kerry, during the visit, met with Iraqi Foreign...

Dutch Tanker Refuels F-35 Over Edwards

The Royal Netherlands Air Force recently finished certification testing to refuel F-35As with their KDC-10 tanker. The testing, which began March 31, included the Dutch F-35 being refueled by the tanker during the day, at dusk, and at night above...

Presidential Aircraft on the Move

The first plane built to fly US presidents and another that ferried eight commanders in chief are moving to a new hangar at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, on Saturday, according to a...

The Airlines Are Hiring

The Air Force is working a multi-pronged plan both to remedy its fighter pilot shortage and brace for an airline hiring surge already underway, top USAF planner Lt. Gen. James Holmes said. The shortage is “a real problem and it...

Exercising in the City

First responders at Edwards AFB, Calif., trained with their civilian counterparts to secure a simulated F-35 crash site in nearby California City, Calif. Dummy 911 calls kickstarted the April 4 Desert Wind exercise, which allowed the groups to hone their...

Back to Delaware

Dozens of airmen returned to Delaware following a four-month rotation to Afghanistan, with another 14 heading out on another deployment. About 130 members of the Delaware Air National Guard’s 166th Airlift Wing are returning from a 120 day rotation in...