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1,200 military members take part in Red Flag 10-2

1,200 military members take part in Red Flag 10-2

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan: Nearly 1,300 servicemembers, more than 80 aircraft and 19 units from the U.S. and England converged for the start of Red Flag 10-2 Jan. 25, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The exercise is the largest, […]


SecAF unveils service’s game plan in future security environment

SecAF unveils service’s game plan in future security environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Air Force’s top civilian addressed Air, Space and Cyberspace Power in the 21st Century during his portion of the 38th Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy Jan. 20, here. Air Force […]


Air Force Launches Satellite to Enhance Military Communications

Air Force Launches Satellite to Enhance Military Communications

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION: Air Force officials successfully launched a new-generation military communications satellite from here at 8:47 p.m. EST Dec. 5 when a Delta IV rocket carried a Wideband Global SATCOM into space. WGS satellites are designed to […]


Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume ICBM mission

Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume ICBM mission

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La: Air Force Global Strike Command officials here assume the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile mission Dec. 1. The ICBM transfer is part of a phased approach to unify all Air Force nuclear-capable assets under one […]


Chief of Staff addresses key mobility, Air Force issues at conference

Chief of Staff addresses key mobility, Air Force issues at conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn:  Gen. Norton Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, recently attended the 41st Airlift Tanker Association conference where he addressed a gathering of more than 4,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen. In his comments, General Schwartz […]


Air Force finishes safest flying year

Air Force finishes safest flying year

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE: Fiscal 2009 was the safest flying year in the 62-year history of the Air Force. There were only 17 Class A mishaps. The next best year was fiscal 2006 with 19 Class A mishaps. A Class […]


China commander says space weapons inevitable

China commander says space weapons inevitable

Beijing: A top China air force commander has called the militarization of space an “historical inevitability”, state media said Monday, marking an apparent shift in Beijing’s opposition to weaponising outer space. In a wide-ranging interview in the People’s Liberation Army […]


C-27J Spartan Set to Join US Air Force Fleet

C-27J Spartan Set to Join US Air Force Fleet

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill: Air Force plans to include the C-27J Spartan, the latest propeller-driven airlifter planned for the Air Force inventory, are steadily progressing. In April, through Resource Management Decision 802, Defense Secretary Robert Gates moved the C-27J […]


Solar Array Saves Air Force Energy, Money

Solar Array Saves Air Force Energy, Money

WASHINGTON: A solar-energy array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is saving money for the Air Force and decreasing the service’s reliance on fossil fuels. “The military, perhaps better than anyone, is bound and determined to be good stewards of […]


As KC-135Es retire, Air Force focus shifts to KC-X

As KC-135Es retire, Air Force focus shifts to KC-X

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill: One of the last of the KC-135E Stratotankers to retire made its final flight Sept. 28 to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and after more than 50 years of service, tail number 56-1503 will be […]


 
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