Nuclear Posture Review Coming Soon

Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said he expects the incoming Trump Administration to conduct a nuclear posture review to assess what is needed to keep deterrence healthy. Speaking on Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., Goldfein...

USAF Calling on Industry for CAS Support

Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Sen. John McCain’s plan to procure 300 light support aircraft to provide close air support in a permissive environment is a “great idea.” In fact, the Air Force is in the middle of...

Russia and Turkey Join Forces in Syria

Russian and Turkish aircraft on Wednesday conducted joint operations for the first time, reportedly targeting ISIS fighters in the Syrian town of Al Bab, a move the US says “certainly adds to the complexity” of the fight in Syria. A...

Iraqi Forces Claim Western Half of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Wednesday announced they had claimed the eastern half of the ISIS-held city of Mosul after three months of block-by-block fighting. Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Chief Staff Gen. Talib al-Sheghati said Wednesday the left bank of the city had been...

Airpower Multi-Tasking

Reservists with the 315th Airlift Wing delivered 35 pallets containing more than 275,000 dehydrated rice soy casserole meals to Ramstein AB, Germany, last week. The more than 50,000 pounds of meals, which were donated by Global Samaritan Resources and are...

F-35Bs to Japan, F-35Cs to Lemoore

The first F-35s to be based overseas began arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, on Wednesday. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, equipped with short takeoff/vertical landing F-35Bs, is moving from MCAS Yuma, Ariz., to Japan, and will replace...

Carter’s Final Speech

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking for the final time in office on Wednesday, praised the support of Defense Department personnel and said DOD must remain focused on threats such as Russia and North Korea during the transition process. This commitment...

USAF Releases Energy Flight Plan

The Air Force released an Energy Flight Plan on Tuesday, which outlines a long-term path toward energy assurance. Because the Air Force is largely dependent on the commercial electric grid, and both cyber and physical threats to that system are...