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  • ‘Top Gun’ or ‘A Beautiful Mind?’

    Hollywood fighter-pilots are smiling, swaggerific, sunglassed men and women always looking to beat somebody at something. In reality, F-35A Lightning II pilots are not simply daredevils with skill and guts, willing to strap themselves to a single engine with 40,000 pounds of thrust. They are also

  • Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait partnership brings upgrades to ATC Tower

    More than $6 million worth of upgrades will occur in the Ali Al Salem Air Base Air Traffic Control Tower thanks to nearly a decade-long project between the base and the Kuwaiti Air Force. Plans for these upgrades began in 2014, but the physical construction of the project only began recently.

  • WEPTAC 2023 – Solving enterprise-level challenges

    U.S. and international combat air forces senior leaders converged at Nellis AFB Jan. 2-13 to participate in Air Combat Command’s annual pinnacle of tactics and warfare, the Weapons and Tactics (WEPTAC) Conference and C2 Summit, with a charge to accelerate the modernization and development of

  • CSAF, CMSAF visit CENTCOM

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Jan. 6-9. There, they visited Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar conducting key leader engagements and visiting Expeditionary Air Wings.

  • Golf over and out

    The HH-60G Pave Hawk, recognized by its iconic mustache, has been the premier rescue aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for almost two decades. The U.S. Air Force began phasing out the Pave Hawk in 2022 and replacing them with a newer helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II. The new fleet of