November 2022

Vol. 105, No. 11

The Air Force is shifting its approach from one focused on proofs of concepts and experiments to one based on developing an operational architecture and model.
Today, the U.S. long-range bomber fleet is the oldest, smallest, and most fragile it has ever been. Except for the B-2, U.S. bombers cannot survive in highly contested air space. Fielding a robust force of B-21s is the only way the United States can maintain the range and payload advantage it enjoyed in past conflicts.
n the fourth of our four-part series on former Chiefs of Staff, we profile Gen. Larry D. Welch (CSAF No. 12) and Gen. Michael J. Dugan (CSAF No. 13).

Q&A: Expanding Partnerships

Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich leads Air Forces Central, a post he assumed in July 2022 following a two-year stint as director of operations at U.S. Central Command. While global attention has shifted away from U.S. wars in the Middle East, Grynkewich’s forces support the ongoing fight against ISIS as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. He spoke to Air & Space Forces Magazine during a visit to the Washington, D.C., area to participate in the International Air Chiefs Conference and AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.

World: Acquisition

What the B-52 will look like after engine upgrade; B-21 roll out set for Dec. 2.

World: Russia & Ukraine

NATO, Russia to hold nuclear exercises; US, allies pledge improved Air defenses for Ukraine; F-16s intercept Russian bombers.

World: Space

USSF must take lead in JADC2; Improved Space Situational Awareness needed.

World: Readiness

Air Force Strength now 'very weak';TRANSOM unveils agile strategy to deter China.

World: People

Tech. Sgt. Jordan Locke, now a member of the 51st Security Forces Squadron at Osan Air Base in South Korea, engaged in an hours-long fight with the terrorists as they attacked Cooperative Security Location-Manda Bay.

Letters

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Verbatim

A collection of quotes on air power, space power, and national security issues.

Faces of the Force

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