The Space Force may establish a combatant component in Japan soon, Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Saltzman said in a news conference in Tokyo on Sept. 25. According to multiple media reports, Saltzman said setting up a new unit in Japan represents the "next phase" in joint initiatives aimed at…
The Air Force wants to move its enlisted education system beyond classrooms and PowerPoint slides, but first it must implement what many civilian schools take for granted: free, campus-wide wireless internet access for students.
Sept. 27, 2023
With a government shutdown looking increasingly likely on Oct. 1, Active-Duty Airmen and Guardians will still report for duty. But things will be far from normal. For weeks, defense officials have warned of the impacts of a continuing resolution (CR), a short-term stopgap to keep the federal government funded. Now,…
The first U-2 equipped with the Avionics Tech Refresh has flown, setting the stage for a test program and deployment that should carry the U-2 through its retirement.
Top experts and observers stressed the importance of air superiority in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine during a Sept. 26 forum in Washington D.C.—and pushed hard for the U.S. to supply Ukraine with advanced weapons as quickly as possible.
China’s defense industrial base moves faster than that of the U.S. at deciding to produce new weapons and making them in large numbers, Pentagon acquisition and sustainment chief William LaPlante said. It also places more “bets” on alternative paths to new technologies and doesn’t have a large legacy force to…
Air Force fighter crews, maintainers, and intelligence specialists from Virginia to Hawaii gathered at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. from Sept. 11-15 to see who was the best in the air-to-air business.
The Air Force has picked Northrop Grumman over L3Harris and Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Stand-in Attack Weapon, meant to swiftly destroy enemy air defense sites and other high-value targets.
An Air Force trailblazer’s career came to a close this weekend, as Maj. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt, the service’s first female fighter pilot, retired after 31 years in uniform.