Recent stories by Megan Scully
The Air Force has long struggled to find its way on Capitol Hill
Things appear to be getting a bit better, but there’s still a long way to go in improving the relation
It's not just about pay.
The Sequestration Zombie
If Congress doesn’t act, sequestration comes back to life.
BRAC’s Long, Hard Slog
Congress is no fan of base closures.
The A-10 and the Rescue Helicopter
Tough budget limits and diverging requirements led USAF in opposite directions on two high-profile pla
Stealth Bomber, Public Messages
A B-2 bomber mission to the Korean Peninsula was highlighted by USAF’s burgeoning social media effort.
Lightning Rod on the Hill
The sheer size of the F-35 program makes it an irresistible target for congressional cost-cutters.
The Austerity Budget Hits the Hill
Lawmakers are concerned that many of the Air Force’s cost-saving moves may be penny-wise but pound-foo
Nuke Fix, Phase II
It’s not just the weapons that were neglected.
Thinking Outside the Wire
The rise of “joint expeditionary taskings” has pushed airmen to train harder for ground combat.
The Little Airlifter That Could
C-27 program changes have put the Air Force and Army “on a far more amicable path.”
Getting on With the Neighbors
USAF moves to ameliorate the concerns of citizens in communities near major Air Force bases.
High Velocity Maintenance
If all goes as planned, this new initiative will cut the time that airplanes are out of service.
The State of the Arsenal
Things weren’t all that great to begin with. And then came “Bloody Monday.”
Needed: 200 New Aircraft a Year
It takes that many to make a modest reduction in fleet age. Getting there will be a neat trick.