Senate Approves Mattis Waiver

The full Senate approved a waiver for Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis Thursday afternoon by a vote of 81-17, according to a Senate Armed Services Committee spokesperson. SASC had approved the measure earlier in the day by a vote...

Fort Worth Likely First Reserve Home for F-35

The Air Force has selected NAS Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve F-35 base. The base is slated to begin receiving its strike fighters in the mid-2020s. “We selected the...

Shaw Preferred Location for New Reaper Group

Shaw AFB, S.C., has been selected as the preferred location for a new MQ-9 Reaper group and mission control elements, according to a Jan. 12 Air Force release. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt...

Travis, MDL to Get KC-46As

JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Travis AFB, Calif., were named the preferred location for the next two Active Duty-led KC-46A bases, according to a Jan. 12 announcement. Each base will receive 24 Pegasus aircraft to replace the legacy aircraft already there,...

Better Right, Than Early Ghostrider

The initial AC-130J Ghostrider gunships are not technologically mature enough to press into combat early, the annual Director of Operational Testing and Evaluation report revealed on Tuesday. Air Force Special Operations Command conducted an Operational Utility Evaluation to judge the...

200th F-35 Delivered

The first F-35 delivery of 2017 was a milestone, the 200th operational jet, which is now the second delivered for the Japan Air Self Defense Force. The aircraft touched down at Luke AFB, Ariz., on Tuesday, according to a Lockheed...