April 2012

Vol. 95, No. 4

Not Done Yet

AFCENT is applying its lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan to the rest of the Middle East.

Air Force World

Airman Killed in Afghanistan Lt. Col. John Darin Loftis, 44, of Paducah, Ky., was killed in an insurgent attack on the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul, Feb. 25, according to the Defense Department. Assigned to the Air Force Special Operations...


Readiness Over Size “We made a deliberate decision to avoid a ‘hollow force’ by prioritizing readiness over force structure. A smaller, ready force is preferable to a larger force that is ill-prepared because it lacks adequate resources.”—Gen. Norton A. Schwartz,...


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Bean Counters Win, Again “The Last Raptor” article shows not only the continuing historical disregard of reality but the disregard also of those who in the future must pay for it, possibly with their blood [February, p. 36]. I cannot...

AFA National Report

Air Force Gala at Orlando AFA Board Chairman Sandy Schlitt (right) welcomes Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz to the podium on the first day of the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla. (Photos by Dan Higgins) Air...