U.S. Air Force operations

  • Virtual Aggression – Real World Response

    As cyberwarfare increasingly becomes a go-to use of aggression, the idea that “what happens in cyber stays in cyber” has no credence. In a 2015 report on cyber deterrence, the Department of Defense made it clear that the United States could retaliate against a cyber-attack with a kinetic response. For example, if a state actor […]

    TSgt Perry Aston No responses April 12, 2021
  • Preparing for a Storm

    Operation Desert Storm had important implications for the Air Force, with the tenet of air superiority taking on new meaning as the air campaign became the initial phase of the war. During this time, the U.S. developed a new strategic concept for the use of airpower that continues to influence air operations today. The lessons […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses March 22, 2021
  • Airframe: F-117 Nighthawk

    Editor’s Note – The Air Force retired the F-117 from active service, but pilots from the Air Force Test Center still fly them for limited research activities. The F-117 Nighthawk was a twin-engine stealth attack aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The design was a tectonic shift in combat aircraft design, combining a minuscule […]

    Staff Sgt. Timothy Dischinat No responses March 18, 2021
  • Negative for COVID

    Nearly a year ago, in the midst of pandemic, a team led by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, with the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center and Air Mobility Command, partnered with more than a dozen other military and civilian organizations to respond to U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Urgent Operational Need request […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses February 24, 2021
  • 21st Century Deterrence

    Since the employment of nuclear weapons to end WWII, deterrence has been a cornerstone of U.S. military strategy. The display of preeminent military power 75 years ago ushered in security to international order, enabled the economic prosperity of the United States and its allies and provided a strategic deterrence to prevent major power conflict. See […]

    Bennie J. Davis III No responses January 11, 2021
  • Airman Aerials 2020

    Since its early days as a service, the Air Force has embraced technological advances in air and space capabilities and played an integral role as a global airpower. Airman Magazine presents Airman Aerials, a photographic art gallery, featuring some of the best aerial photography from around the service in 2020. See Airman Aerials 2020 Flickr […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses December 21, 2020
  • A Case for Space

    Story by Charles Pope, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Invoking history and a vivid recent example, Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, the vice commander of the newly created U.S. Space Force, presented the case at this year’s Air Warfare Symposium for the new service and how its development as a separate, new force […]

    Airman Magazine No responses December 17, 2020
  • “At Altitude” Podcast: Maj. Gen. Thomas, AFRS

    Maj. Gen. Edward W. Thomas Jr. is the commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Air Force Recruiting Service comprises more than 3,000 Airmen and civilians and approximately 1,200 recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad. Thomas is responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs. AFRS […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses December 7, 2020
  • The New Normal

    Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2019, the Honorable Dana Deasy is the Department of Defense chief information officer. With more than 38 years of experience leading and delivering large-scale information technology strategies and projects, Deasey serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for matters of information management, information technology and […]

    Bennie J. Davis III No responses November 24, 2020
  • B-52: Global Strike Workhorse

    In its sixth decade of operational service, the B-52 Stratofortress is the most combat capable bomber in the U.S. inventory and can perform the greatest variety of missions of any bomber platform in the fleet. Due to its high mission-capable rate, large payload, long range, persistence and ability to employ both nuclear and conventional precision […]

    travisburcham No responses November 9, 2020