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  • F/A-22s cleared to resume flight operations

    The Air Force cleared the F/A-22 Raptor to resume flight operations Jan. 6 following a comprehensive review of procedural and engineering data in the wake of the Dec. 20, 2004, accident at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.While the safety board investigation continues, Air Force officials said they are highly confident in the design, testing, and
  • Report: Fire caused Predator crash

    (ACCNS) A fire caused an MQ-IL Predator remotely piloted aircraft to crash while supporting operations near Balad Air Base Aug. 17, according to an Air Force report released today.A misrouted oil line failed and leaked oil into the engine bay causing a fire, which spread and ultimately made the aircraft uncontrollable.The Predator, assigned to
  • ACC releases F-15C accident report

    AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (ACCNS) A loss of fuel to both engines resulted in a dual engine flameout causing an F-15C fighter aircraft to crash June 18 about 60 miles north of Nellis AFB, Nev., according to an Air Force report released today.The pilot ejected and sustained minor injuries. The aircraft, valued at $31.9 million, was destroyed on impact.
  • F/A-22 crashes at Nellis

    AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (ACCNS) An Air Force F/A-22 crashed on takeoff here at approximately 3:45 p.m. Monday.  The aircraft was assigned to the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron here.The pilot ejected successfully and was transported to the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital.An interim safety board of officers will investigate the accident.
  • ACC sexual assault teams assessments lead to corrective actions

    (ACCNS) There are more sexual assaults occurring in Air Combat Command than are being reported, according to an ACC report released today that provided an unprecedented look into the climate of the command. The internal look began in March after Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force vice chief of staff, tasked each major command to assess sexual
  • Mountain Home captures maintenance trophy

    (ACCNS) Air Combat Command officials have announced its winner of the 2004 Clements McMullen Memorial Daedalian Weapon System Maintenance Trophy.The 366th Fighter Wing, based at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, captured the annual award. The award recognizes the maintenance group with the best weapon system maintenance record for the year.The commands
  • Range control tower dedication honors two Airmen killed in combat

    Amid tears and solemn faces, two fallen heroes were honored by Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Airmen, their Army counterparts and family members during a dedication ceremony of a range control tower here Nov. 30. The newly-constructed tower was named in honor of Staff Sgt. Jacob Frazier and Airman 1st Class Raymond Losano, the first TACP
  • Commentary: Identify theft begins with golden opportunities

    (ACCNS) In the past month, I've been offered a share of $12.8 million from the son of an unfortunate stone merchant in Sierra Leone and a sizeable share of $20.5 million from the son of an unfortunate farmer in Zimbabwe. I've received reminders from two separate banks to 'reconfirm my account details' to prevent identity theft. And, I had two
  • ACC announces family days for 2005

    Air Combat Command announced its list for family days for the coming calendar year, giving its people opportunities to enjoy extended weekends with their families in conjunction with five holidays in 2005.Gen. Hal Hornburg, in one of his last acts as ACCs commander, designated Jan. 14, May 27, July 1, Sept. 2 and Nov. 25 as the commands 2005 family
  • COMACC prepares for retirement; discusses future of AF, ACC

    Air Combat Commands sixth commander, Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, retires from the Air Force Wednesday, three years and three days after taking the leadership helm for the command and the air components for both U.S. Joint Forces Command and U.S. Northern Command.As he approaches retirement, the 36-year veteran recalls how it all began as a forward air