Amy Hudson

Amy Hudson is the news editor of Air Force Magazine where she manages the Daily Report and writes regularly for the print magazine. A former staff sergeant in the Air Force Reserve, Hudson has spent the last decade covering the U.S. military, reporting from more than a dozen countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. She served on the board of directors of Military, Reporters and Editors for six years, including three as its president, and holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Northwestern University.

Recent stories by Amy Hudson

Alaskan Command Girds for Threats

Lt. Gen. David A. Krumm wears many hats as the commander of U.S. Northern Command's Alaskan Command, of 11th Air Force, and of North American Aerospace Defense Command's Alaskan Region. Krumm, who is set to retire, has served as the senior military leader in Alaska since April 2020. ...

USAF Manpower Nominee Would Skip Rank of Major General if Confirmed

President Joe Biden has nominated Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller to be the next deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel, and services. If confirmed, Miller would completely skip the two-star rank and pin on her third star, becoming just the third actively-serving woman in ...

Air Force, Space Force Unfunded Priorities

The UPL, which was obtained by Air Force Magazine but not released by the department, lists eight priorities the service wants but couldn’t afford in its 2023 budget request, released in late March. The F-35 is fifth on that list.

Honing the Arctic Edge

U.S. forces rally near the Arctic Circle, testing troops' mettle in the Big Chill.

Russia Sanctions 29 Americans, Including Mitchell Institute Dean

The Russian government sanctioned 29 Americans on April 21, including Vice President Kamala Harris, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies retired Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula. The official announcement, released in Russian by the Russian Ministry of Foreign ...

Eielson Days Away from Achieving Full Complement of F-35s

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, will receive its final two F-35 strike fighters in the coming days, making it the Air Force’s second fully-equipped combat-coded F-35 wing and the first for Pacific Air Forces. Once the beddown is complete, Eielson will have a total of ...

New Pilot Bonuses Could Be Worth Up to $420K

Certain Active-duty pilots who renew their contracts can earn up to $420,000 through the service’s 2022 Aviation Bonus program. “Airpower will always be in high demand, and our operational readiness hinges on retaining a force of skilled and experienced aviators,” said Chief of Staff Gen. Charles ...

AFA Changes Name to the Air & Space Forces Association

After 76 years, the Air Force Association is changing its name to the Air & Space Forces Association to better match its mission supporting and advocating for both Airmen and Guardians. "AFA has always been fully committed to supporting both the Air Force and Space ...

Modernizing the Triad

The U.S. can’t afford to postpone modernization in a tri-polar nuclear world.

Here’s How Airmen Are Training to Survive in the Arctic

In the Arctic the weather is the adversary, and training is key to survival. Arctic Edge, Alaska's largest joint force exercise this year, includes 1,000 U.S. and Canadian forces training throughout the state. It is one of several Arctic training exercises occurring simultaneously this month.

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