A large piece of a BDU-33 dummy bomb struck a truck Wednesday that was traveling south on a major Las Vegas strip near Nellis AFB, Nev. The driver was shaken but not hurt in the accident, which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. local time, according to several local news reports. Apparently the 25-pound practice bomb, which carries no explosives, fell off an aircraft flying at about 1,200 feet over Nellis, Las Vegas’ KLAS-TV news station reported Oct. 15. The bomb then landed on the base and broke into pieces, one of which then bounced up and flew onto Las Vegas Boulevard off the base, striking the truck, the Las Vegas Sun reported late Wednesday. It was unclear whether pilot or mechanical error caused the bomb to fall. The Air Force is investigating the incident. In March, a BDU-33 fell off of an F-16 that was flying over Tulsa, Okla., en route to a training range in Kansas and ripped into an apartment complex in the city, damaging the building, but injuring no one.
The Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. David W. Allvin as the next Air Force Vice Chief of Staff on Sept. 30, while also approving his promotion to four-star general. Allvin will replace current VCSAF Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, who became the second-highest officer in July 2016 and is the longest-serving vice…
The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)—created specifically for the federal family—offers active duty and retired members of the uniformed services the opportunity to help take control of their future long term care needs with long term care insurance. Designed to be both comprehensive and flexible, the FLTCIP provides…
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. provided a keynote address at AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 14, 2020. Here is a transcript of his speech and the following interview with Air Force Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tobias Naegele.
The "Industry Perspectives: How to Align Private Sector with Requirements of the USSF" panel held as part of the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference featured a discussion with Tory Bruno, Bruce Chesley, Blake Larson, and Rick Ambrose.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew P. Donovan shared his vision for preserving the U.S. military's competitive advantage with Air Force Association Chairman and former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray at AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
This video captures a panel entitled "An Effects-Based Approach to Force Structure Decisions: A Mitchell Institute Session" featuring Lt. Gen. David S. Nahom, Lt. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote, Lt. Gen. William J. Liquori, Jr., and William LaPlante from the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
This video captures the panel entitled "The Right Mix of Stand-in/Stand-off Capability: A Mitchell Institute Session" with Gen. Timothy M. Ray, Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, and Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian that was held during the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
Sept. 30, 2020
"The New Ops Normal for Families" panel at the Air Force Association's 2020 virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference featured Sharene Brown, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.; Mollie Raymond, wife of Space Force Chief of Space Operations John W. "Jay" Raymond; Rahn Bass,…
Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett provided a keynote address at AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 14, 2020. Here is a transcript of that speech.