The Air Force’s official auxiliary force of volunteers—the Civil Air Patrol—will kick off today at noon (EST) a yearlong celebration of its founding on Dec. 1, 1941, by holding a nationwide moment of silence. For 65 years, CAP volunteers have supported the Air Force and its predecessors. Today, CAP—comprising some 57,000 members—conducts 95 percent of the continental US inland search and rescue missions tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. CAP members also help with homeland security and disaster relief missions.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…