Daily Report

April 24, 2017

Russian Aircraft Fly Near Alaska Four Times in Four Days

Russian bombers, four times in four days, flew close to Alaska in another series of provocations. On Wednesday, two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft flew near Alaska and on Thursday two Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near the Alaskan Air Defense Identification...

Travis Welcomes Last Upgraded KC-10

Travis AFB, Calif., on March 28 welcomed the 59th and final KC-10 Extender to complete a six-year-long modification project for the entire fleet. The update, called the Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management system, began in 2011 and modernized the aircraft,...

USAF Colonel, Academy Grad Reaches Space Station

Astronaut and Air Force Col. Jack Fischer made it safely to the International Space Station on Thursday morning after a six-hour flight alongside Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. The flight originated at Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome and orbited Earth four times before...

Airmen, C-130s Train in Greece

About 110 airmen and three C-130Js deployed to Greece April 18 for training alongside the Hellenic air force. The airmen and aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein AB, Germany, deployed to Elefsis AB, Greece, for Exercise Stolen Cerberus...