Officials at the 45th Space Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., were to meet with the Air Force’s smart operations boss, Maj. Gen. Paul Selva, to discuss the wing’s reorganization efforts toward paring down the current three-year commercial launch approval process for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. John Kelly of Florida Today reports that Brig. Gen. Susan Helms, 45th SW commander, believes the wing may be able to reduce that process to one year, making the Cape more competitive.
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.