Right Sizing the Force of the Future

The Air Force will “participate heavily” in the overall strategy review under way, said acting Secretary Lisa Disbrow, noting the review will “set the assumptions for sizing and shaping the Air Force of the future.” Disbrow said the review also...

Crunching Numbers

The Air Force is “investing heavily” in legacy weapons systems in an effort to increase performance in areas such as targeting, communications, power, and survivability, said acting Secretary Lisa Disbrow during her address Friday at AWS17. “You’ll see these priorities...

Industry Struggles

The big challenge with another swing back to manpower from modernization is the effect on industry, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Friday. Speaking to reporters at AWS17, Goldfein said he’s “very worried” about industry and its “ability to...

Goldfein Wants Grassroots Squadron Revitalization

The revitalization of squadrons begins with “pushing decision authority down” to appropriate levels, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein told reporters Friday at AWS17. Goldfein said he recently met with 273 wing commanders and told them...

B-52s Set Sortie Record in CENTCOM

B-52s deployed to the Middle East recently set a record, flying 277 sorties straight without a single flight canceled due to a maintenance issue. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, deputy commander of Air Forces Central Command said at AWS17 B-52s are...

Defending Space Assets at JICSPOC

The Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSPOC) has completed six experiments focused on defending space assets from potential adversaries, Gen. Jay Raymond, boss of Space Command, told reporters at AWS17 Friday. He said JICSPOC had wrapped up its sixth...

Correction

An entry in the March 3 Daily Report incorrectly identified the Air Force’s acquisition chief. Darlene Costello, is the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force (acquisition & logistics). We have corrected the original entry.

Counter-Drone Effort Being Led by ACC

ICBM installations are potentially vulnerable to off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems, Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, told reporters on March 2 at AWS17. On the question of drones, Rand told reporters, “I’m concerned because of the...