Featured Headlines

DOD photograph by Lisa Ferdinando DoD

DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Diane Carter remembers what it was like to go hungry.

Air Force photograph by Carolyn Herrick Defense

East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

Courtesy photograph Salutes & Awards

Highway to the drop zone

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Mozer O. Da Cunha Air Force

Colombians kick off Green Flag East in Louisiana

Forty-five Colombian Airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Exercise Green Flag East Aug. 15-29.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Airman cleared to land AF-level award

Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

991029-F-6655M-009
Air Force

KC-10 Extender

Posted  March 4, 2016

General Characteristics Primary Function: Aerial tanker and transport Contractor: The Boeing Company Power Plant: Three General Electric CF6-50C2 turbofans Thrust: 52,500 pounds, each engine Length: 181 feet, 7 inches (54.4 meters) Height: 58 feet, 1 inch (17.4 meters) Wingspan: 165 feet, 4.5 inches (50 meters) Speed: 619 mph (Mach 0.825) Ceiling: 42,000 feet (12,727 meters)…

Full Story »

MQ-1B_pict
Air Force

MQ-1B Predator

Posted  March 4, 2016

The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. Given its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons, it provides a unique capability to perform strike, coordination and reconnaissance (SCAR) against high-value, fleeting, and…

Full Story »

B-2 Aircraft.  USAF Photo by SSgt Mark A. Borosch
Air Force

B-1B Lancer

Posted  March 4, 2016

Carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America’s long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry wings and…

Full Story »

T-6A_pict
Air Force

T-6A Texan II

Posted  March 4, 2016

The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots. Produced by Raytheon Aircraft, the T-6A Texan II is a military trainer version of Raytheon‚Äôs Beech/Pilatus PC-9 Mk II. Stepped-tandem seating in the…

Full Story »

AC-130_pict
Air Force

AC-130W Stinger II

Posted  March 4, 2016

General characteristics Contractor: Lockheed Power plant: four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops Thrust: Thrust 4,300 shaft horsepower each engine Speed: 300 mph Ceiling: 28,000 feet Maximum takeoff weight: 155,000 pounds Range: 2,500 nautical miles; limited by crew duty day with air refueling Crew: two pilots, two combat system officers, flight engineer, two special mission aviators Armament: 30mm…

Full Story »