A Canadian company says that it has produced a COVID-19 vaccine just 20 days after receiving the coronavirus’s genetic sequence, using a unique technology that they soon hope to submit for FDA approval.
The commander of U.S. Central Command confirmed that American special operators would serve as the main security force to combat terrorists and militants across Afghanistan as U.S. troops begin to draw down.
The U.S. Department of Defense on March 12 said it wishes to re-evaluate its decision to award the Pentagon's multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Microsoft, signaling a potential victory for Amazon in its protest of the award.
“The Air Force entered the new decade with the smallest bomber force in its history, and the FY21 budget request erodes it further,” writes retired USAF Gen. John Michael Loh, a former Air Force vice chief of staff and former Air Combat Command boss. “There comes a point where doing more with less does not work, especially with B-21s not available in numbers for several years. It is time to recognize the gravity of the situation and build up the nation’s bomber force.”
"This is foundational to who we are," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein says of the new all-domain operations warfighting concept.
Delaware’s congressional delegation is asking the Secretary of the Air Force to visit Dover Air Force Base, Del., to address concerns about elevated levels of chemical contaminants in wells near the military installation. State environmental regulators were recently notified by base officials that two more wells near the base may have levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, above federal advisory levels of 70 parts per trillion.
Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing recently partnered with Kessel Run to complete its first test and evaluation of their new software, a suite known as Mad Hatter, at the Vermont ANG Base in South Burlington. In the course of two weeks, Kessel Run personnel started with zero Mad Hatter users from the Vermont ANG and grew to 78 user accounts at the 158th Maintenance Group. Airmen were able to recover, service, and launch aircraft entirely using Mad Hatter applications, resulting in 10 successful sorties flown.
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Bob Vaucher, who at 101 years of age will be the honorary air boss for the 2020 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover of Washington, said his pilot briefing will command the fighters, bombers, and escorts to “get in line and stay in line.” The May 8 flyover of the nation's capital in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the European theater won't be Vaucher's first time commanding a group of warbirds. The centenarian led a massive formation of 525 B–29 Superfortresses that overflew the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay as Japan officially surrendered to Allied forces on Sept. 2, 1945.