B-2s Deploy to Guam

Three B-2 Spirits from the 509th Bomber Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., deployed to Guam Tuesday. During the short-term deployment to Andersen AFB—part of the routine rotation of strategic bombers into the US Pacific Command area of responsibility—the bombers will...

Space Fence on Track

The Space Fence program is on track and is expected to reach initial operating capability in 2018, Lockheed Martin and Air Force officials said Monday. The amount of objects the Air Force tracks in space is expected to jump from...

More Than a Debris Tracker

The importance of the Space Fence program has grown along with the realization that space is becoming a contested domain, Air Force program manager Dana Whalley said Monday. The Space Fence radar, which will be housed on the Kwajalein Atoll...

Opening the Door to Better Relations

Kadena AB, Japan—The relationship between US forces here on Okinawa and their Japanese counterparts continues to evolve nearly a year after Japan lifted post-World War II restrictions on the use of its military force around the globe, Brig. Gen. Barry...

Tension on the Island

Kadena AB, Japan—Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, commander of the 18th Wing, acknowledged there is some tension with the local population over the US military presence here on Okinawa, and that “we’ve had to curtail the liberties of our airmen” following...

Commandos In Transition

Kadena AB, Japan—The 353rd Special Operations Group has received six of its planned 10 MC-130J aircraft, but the group plans to update and hold on to four of the legacy MC-130H aircraft until development and testing is completed on the...

Training for the Real Thing

US and allied aircraft and personnel from both sides of the Pacific are engaged in 10 days of realistic and demanding air combat exercises at Eielson AFB, Alaska, as part of Red Flag-Alaska 16-3. More than 80 aircraft and about...

Relearning Old Skills

US forces must relearn old skills and practices in case an adversary denies them access to the services’ advanced-technology capabilities, the top Marine Corps officer said Tuesday. With the growing threat of being forced to operate in an information-denied environment,...