Think Combat Search and Rescue Is No Longer Viable? These Air Force Rescue Pilots Say, ‘Think Again.’
Vol. 106, No. 5
DOD hits the reset button on high school instructor qualifications, opening jobs to more candidates.
Beginning with the fiscal 2024 budget, every dollar for F-35 will fund TR-3-equipped Block 4 jets. The need for those jets could hardly be greater.
Clearing the Air on Lavelle
Following the President’s intent cost Gen. John Lavelle his job— and two stars. The fight to fix his record isn’t over yet.
Strategy & Policy: New F-35 Engines: You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall clearly regrets that the service isn’t pursuing an advanced technology engine for the F-35.
Editorial: Youth and Consequences
How is it, the public wondered, that our military trusts people so young with secrets so large? ... The fact is, the military could not function if it didn’t trust volunteers in their teens and early 20s with security clearances.
WORLD: Russia-Ukraine; US, Russia Stop Sharing Nuclear Forces Data; DOD Balks at F-16s, MQ-9s for Ukraine.
WORLD: Air Warfare
WORLD: USAF Fighter Mix Changing at Kadena; $9 Billion in F-22 Updates; CCAs Arrive Before NGAD; Re-engined B-52 becomes B-52J; T-7 Delayed til 2025; A-10s, E-3s to the Boneyard.
WORLD: Space: SDA Launches First Flight; Space Force Builds Ties with Combatant Commands.
WORLD: Security: Pentagon Launches Comprehensive Security Review, after intel Leak.
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AFA In Action: AFA’s Seidel Chapter Holds Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony
The Air & Space Forces Association’s Seidel Chapter commemorated the anniversary March 21 with other Dallas-area veterans groups at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
AFA In Action: AFA Headquarters Hosts D.W. Steele Chapter’s STEM Showcase for Local Educators
It included immersive hands-on activities, with teachers learning from each other, discussing outcomes, and providing new perspectives and pathways in STEM.
AFA In Action: Hidden Heroes: Celebrating Those Who Care for Our Wounded
Recovering from an injury is a long and arduous process, but caregivers ensure their warriors don’t have to make the journey alone.
Heroes and Leaders: Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker
Rickenbacker was a fearless and aggressive hunter. He would never admit defeat and rejected any attempts at sentimentality.