The military can’t retrain its sexual assault prevention staff fast enough. After three officers (two Army, one Air Force) were relieved of their duties pertaining to sexual assault prevention in the wake of their own sexual assault or harassment charges this month, reports of sexual misconduct continue to roll out.Today ... More »
The Air Force is hoping to lighten its paper usage with 18,000 iPads over the next ten years. The cost savings could bring in as much as $50 million in revenue, some of its as reduced fuel costs. Currently, paper manuals can weigh as much as 30-40 pounds of paper for each crew member. Show More Summary
The US Government is offering Air Force One for sale with bids starting at $50,000. Air Force One is officially the call sign of the...
The United States Air Force has a serious need for speed. On May first their X-51A Waverider zoomed to an amazing Mach 5.1 – more than five times the speed of sound.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress May 17 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for the continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) -based Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16 Formal Training Unit (FTU)and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $191million. The Government of the [...]
Test pilot for Lockheed Martin and Royal Canadian Air Force veteran, Billie Flynn, explains why the new F-35 fighter jet soars above the rest. This report aired on The Source May 21 2013....
My last assignment before retiring from the U.S. Air Force was Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, just a few short miles from where the massive, destructive tornado hit yesterday afternoon leaving so many dead and injured, including children. We lived very close to Moore, the small city south of Tinker that was especially hard-hit. [...]
Delivering yet another head-turning release, the Swoosh treated one of its classic Basketball silhouettes with a head-turning make-over. The Nike Air Force 1 Low “Hologram” comes in a rather low-key black/dark grey color combo, accentuated by trippy hologram mid-foot panels… Nike Air Force 1 Low “Hologram” is a post by Fritz Radtke on Highsnobiety.
Raytheon says an Air Force contract to provide up to 18 Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) systems could have a full value of $260 million. The company gave details of the contract to supply the Air Force and Air National Guard in a press release Monday. Show More Summary
Maj. Robert M. Chamberlain avers in Armed Forces Journal that land power "trumps" air and sea power in the Obama administration's pivot — or rebalance, or whatever the term du jour is for this formidable yet soft and cuddly strategic venture — to Asia. Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin receives pair of Army contracts (al.com) Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) Missile and Fire Control in Orlando, Fla. was awarded an $8 million contract from the Army for the procurement of Affordable Phased Array Sensor Systems for air and ground based systems across multiple frequencies. Performance location has yet to be determined. The contract was [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corp.-built F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plan...
It appears that without American support he intervention in Mali could have been quite different. Although the U.S. did not send troops to Mali as part of the French-led intervention that began earlier this year the U.S. military contributed...Show More Summary
CBI Roundup: >BAD NEWS FOR JAPS: Fighter pilots of the 14th Air Force have been erasing Jap planes out of the skies with regularity during the past three weeks. These pilots recently drove into a formation of bombers and Zeros and, though greatly outnumbered, knocked down 10 confirmed and eight probable enemy. Show More Summary
The uniformed heads of the Navy and Air Force recently placed a piece in Foreign Policy entitled "Breaking the Kill Chain--How to Keep America in the Game When Our Enemies are Trying to Shut Us Out." I recommend reading it to gain additional understanding about what the two services mean (and don't mean) when they talk ASB. Show More Summary
The Orlando Sentinel tells the story of 37-year-old Chantal M. Lanton who pretended to be an Air Force officer deployed to Germany in order avoid paying her mortgage using regulations that protect deployed members of the military services from foreclosure proceedings while they are deployed; Lanton never served in the Air Force or any other [...]
The Army, Navy and Air Force are using more than 130 megawatts of solar energy, with intentions toward 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2025 as part of a much bigger Department of Defense commitment.
I've enjoyed 22 years in the Air Force and wouldn't trade it for anything. I consider it a privilege to serve. And we get to work with some cool equipment. In my case I was in command of up to 50 ICBMs at a time. As I type my son is in Basic Training to become a United States Marine. Show More Summary
Air Force One slid past my parked Delta flight in the dark at JFK late Tuesday night, as many of us on board were heading for the Cannes Film Festival, and in unison we stared at the lighted windows of this taxiing symbol of might. It...Show More Summary
The U.S. Air Force is expecting to save a serious amount of cash as a result of deploying 18,000 iPads. With the iPads brought in to replace heavy, paper-bound flight manuals, a spokesman for the Air Force's Air Mobility Command hasShow More Summary