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Air Force leaders expand force management options

Air Force leaders expand force management options

WASHINGTON: Air Force leaders announced March 25 an expansion of force management measures designed to bring the service closer to its authorized funded end strength. Fewer Airmen than anticipated applied for voluntary programs offered under Phase One of the force […]


Air Force officials take step toward cleaner fuel, energy independence

Air Force officials take step toward cleaner fuel, energy independence

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla: Air Force officials, embracing the national priorities of cleaner fuel and energy independence, took a step toward a greener, energy independent future when an A-10C Thunderbolt II here took to the air March 25 fueled […]


Bases get new names in realignment

Bases get new names in realignment

WASHINGTON: Some military installations are consolidating and getting new names as joint basing becomes a reality. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s directive to consolidate 26 stateside military installations into 12 joint bases has brought names such as Lewis-McChord, […]


Holloman Airmen train for worst in active shooter exercise

Holloman Airmen train for worst in active shooter exercise

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.: Holloman Air Force Base members tested their preparedness during a simulated active gunman situation March 11 at the Domenici Fitness and Sports Center here. As 49th Security Forces Squadron patrolmen cleared the building in search […]


EADS Will Assess New Situation on US Tanker RFP

EADS Will Assess New Situation on US Tanker RFP

LEIDEN, Netherlands: Yesterday the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) indicated it would welcome a proposal from EADS North America as prime contractor for the KC-X tanker competition. This is a significant development. EADS is assessing this new situation to determine […]


US may extend tanker deadline to allow EADS bid

US may extend tanker deadline to allow EADS bid

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said it might extend a deadline for bids on a new aerial refueling tanker after Airbus parent EADS signalled it could return to the competition. Having been informed by EADS of its possible interest in the contract, […]


Tsuiki ATR exercise concludes

Tsuiki ATR exercise concludes

TSUIKI AIR BASE, Japan: The departure of the final two F-16 Fighting Falcons from Tsuiki Air Base March 12 signaled the end of a weeklong aviation training relocation exercise between the 35th Fighter Wing from Misawa AB, Japan and the […]


Defense Secretary Comments on Tanker Competition, Other Issues

Defense Secretary Comments on Tanker Competition, Other Issues

SOUTHWEST ASIA: The recently released request for proposals for the Air Force’s next-generation tanker aircraft was fair, the Defense secretary said here March 11, and he expressed disappointment that Northrop-Grumman has withdrawn from the competition for the $35 billion contract. […]


USAF Academy Graduates First UAV ‘Pilots’

USAF Academy Graduates First UAV ‘Pilots’

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo: Four junior and 20 sophomore U.S. Air Force Academy cadets received the first unmanned aerial systems-remotely piloted aircraft wings awarded in the school’s 55-year history during a function at the Dean’s Heritage House Feb. 25, […]


 
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