Air Force Featured Stories

  • KC-46A Pegasus approved to refuel 97% of joint force receivers

    Less than one year after the KC-46A was approved for its first ICR, Minihan approved daily task-able operational use of the KC-46A to refuel the B-1B Lancer, C-135 variants, E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, EC-130H Compass Call, F-35B/C Lightning II, KC-10 Extender and P-8 Poseidon

  • AMC commander releases ‘strategy to win’

    In conjunction with releasing his strategy and priorities, Minihan engaged leadership in discussing force resiliency and how to work together to ensure the MAF is prepared to deliver rapid global mobility in a peer-competitor fight.

  • In memory of 'Chappie': 1st US Black 4-star general

    There are numerous Black American service members who broke barriers and could be highlighted during Black History Month. On Feb. 11, however, it is the 101st birthday of Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., the first Black man to become a four-star general in any U.S. military branch.

  • AMC approves 4th KC-46A Pegasus ICR milestone 

    The Air Mobility Command fourth Interim Capability Release decision allows the KC-46A to refuel the AC-130J Ghostrider, HC-130J Combat King II, MC-130J Commando II, C-5M Super Galaxy and E-3G Sentry during U.S. Transportation Command-tasked missions.

  • AMC hosts operational demonstration for latest AE innovation

    Air Mobility Command hosted the final operational demonstration for a portable and constructable ramp, or Patient Loading System, used to safely on and offload patients to high-deck aircraft, such as the KC-10 Extender, KC-46 Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker.

  • Scott AFB’s innovation hub receives Air Force lab designation

    Scott Air Force Base’s innovation hub, Elevate, received Air Force approval to be designated a defense laboratory, Jan. 6. The approval marks Scott AFB as the first Air Force innovation cell to become an official defense lab for technology transfer purposes.

  • All byte, no bark for 'robotic K-9'

    Heading the test was Air Combat Command’s Agile Battle Lab. The lab identifies, validates and inserts new concepts and technology to enable Agile Combat Employment and its contributions to all-domain warfare.

  • AMC commander announces her command priorities

    The command’s revised priorities focus and accelerate AMC’s efforts to rise to challenges in the global strategic environment and to leverage short-term opportunities to ensure the United States retains a competitive edge in Rapid Global Mobility against competitors like China and Russia.

  • AMC welcomes new commander

    Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost succeeded Gen. Maryanne Miller during the ceremony, officiated by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

  • Eighteenth Air Force changes command

    Maj. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr., who most recently served as the director of strategic plans, programs, requirements and analyses at headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, took command from Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett who is Pentagon-bound after commanding the