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Florida’s 45th Space Wing is aiming to keep as much regular order as possible as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, reviewing launch plans and hoping the virus remains at bay. Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aim to execute 49 military and commercial launches in 2020. While…
Airmen who are eligible for special incentive pay but are not able to meet the requirements because of the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak should still receive that money, according to new Pentagon guidance. The Defense Department on April 9 issued a fact sheet for COVID-19-related benefits issues, specifically…
F-22s, supported by a KC-135 Stratotanker and an E-3 Sentry, intercepted two Russian IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft near Alaska on April 8, the latest in a series of similar incidents in the region. The Raptors intercepted the Russian propeller-driven planes in the Bering Sea, north of the Aleutian Islands, and…
The Air Force’s new combat rescue helicopter recently faced extreme temperatures and winds to prove the HH-60W Jolly Green II can be sustainable in any environment. The helicopter on April 2 finished a month-long test process at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in which it faced temperatures ranging from 120…
Today, Air Education and Training Command boss Lt. Gen. Brad Webb will discuss how his command is working to simultaneously sustain mission-essential training and safeguard Airmen amid the new coronavirus pandemic during a remote Pentagon press briefing at 11 a.m. EDT.