Air Combat Command is changing the aircraft maintenance organizational structure to improve synchronization between maintenance and fighter squadrons.
A trial begins April 7 in San Antonio in a lawsuit filed by more than three dozen families against the U.S. government over allegations that the Air Force is liable for the November 2017 massacre at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs that left 26 worshipers dead and 20 more injured.
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the Tuskegee Airmen as the recipient of the 2021 Clifford Henderson Trophy.
Nearly nine years ago, the Senate Armed Services Committee reported the results of an investigation of counterfeit electronic parts in the U.S. military. The year-long probe found fully 1 million bogus parts, including components for several types of combat aircraft.
The U.S. military in Japan reported 16 new cases of COVID-19, all but four on Okinawa, by 6 p.m. on April 6. Misawa Air Base, in northeast Japan, had one person test positive for COVID-19 after returning from a trip to Osaka, according to a base news release on April 5. That person is quarantined. The base had not announced a new coronavirus patient since Jan. 22, when it reported three.
The Air Force’s chief information officer has concerns about how the Department of Defense’s new cyber standards for contractors could harm small businesses trying to enter the defense market.
A new study out April 6 encourages the Air Force to retool parts of its fitness test to incorporate more practical measures of everyday health, while keeping features like the 1.5-mile run.
Similar to other members of the intelligence community, the U.S. Space Force is responsible for advancing intelligence-related mission objectives for U.S. national security. The service is performing space-related intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to provide key information and data to the community. Being part of the intelligence community is an important step for the year-old service, said Maj. Gen. Leah Lauderback, USAF, director of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance for the U.S. Space Force, speaking April 2 during a virtual Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies event.
If China ever makes good on decades of threats and posturing and attacks Taiwan, Chinese hackers, rocketeers, and bomber crews likely would fire the first shots, initiating a potentially devastating war that could draw in the United States and remake the world order.
BAE Systems has tested its Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources (SABER) technology on a total of 11 flights of an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft. The flight tests were carried out along with teams from the U.S. Air Force at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.
U.S. Northern Command executed the second in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments earlier this spring, according to an April 6 announcement.
Next month, the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall will have a new focal point—a remembrance wall featuring the names of approximately 36,574 Americans who died supporting the war and more than 7,200 Koreans who died while augmenting the Army. Their names will be organized by rank and respective branch of service, demonstrating how the war’s burden fell unevenly across the military.