News

Oct. 7, 2009

Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight

The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Oct. 6, 2009

ACC officials hold bomb wing transition summit

Staff members from Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command along with representatives from Headquarters Air Force and U.S. Strategic Command met Sep. 30 to work on solutions for the smooth transition of ACC's three bomb wings with nuclear missions to AFGSC.

Oct. 6, 2009

Sheppard officials launch Nuclear Accountability Course

Air Force officials took another important step in reinvigorating their nuclear enterprise here Oct. 5 with the launch of the Nuclear Accountability Course providing realistic, hands-on training to Airmen assuming duties making them responsible for nuclear weapons.

Oct. 6, 2009

Unique Army Reserve unit activates with state-of-the-art mission

"It's a whole different Army now. It's a different fight, and Information Operations paints the battlefield in what people believe, what they think,"

Oct. 5, 2009

AFSPC, USSTRATCOM, 20th AF commanders to hold media opportunity at 50 years of ICBM commemoration

The commanders of Air Force Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command and 20th Air Force will hold a joint media opportunity Oct. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. MDT during the 50th Anniversary of the ICBM commemoration here.

Oct. 5, 2009

Commanders activate Cyber wing

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, and Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, commander of 24th Air Force, activated the Air Force's first combat communications wing in a ceremony held at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 5.

Oct. 1, 2009

8th Air Force transfers nonbomber units, continues nuclear enterprise transformation

Officials from 8th Air Force here reached a milestone in nuclear enterprise transformation Oct. 1 with the transfer of nonbomber units to 9th Air Force and 12th Air Force.

Sept. 29, 2009

Space Command boss talks of space, cyber connection

Addressing the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Symposium here Sept. 29, the leader of the Air Force Space community said space and cyberspace are integrally connected.

Sept. 28, 2009

USS Stout Completes Deployment, Highlights BMD Capability

The guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Norfolk Va., earlier this month, following a six-month deployment to the 6th Fleet Area of Operations in support of Navy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), maritime domain awareness, and theater security cooperation.

Sept. 17, 2009

CJCS: Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force

Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sends his wishes to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force: