USAF selects Boeing for the CSAR-X combat search and rescue replacement aircraft program. Boeing offered the HH-47, a variant of the CH-47 Chinook. (Protests upheld by the Government Accountability Office would force USAF to re-do the competition with the original three competitors- Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky. On April 6, 2009, known as “Black Monday,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended the CSAR-X program, among numerous weapons cuts.)
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.