The Air Force officially ended the B52-H’s mission to carry nuclear gravity bombs late last year, according to an updated operating military manual making the rounds online this week. Air Force Instruction 91-111, dated Sept. 5, calls for “removal of B61-7 and B83-1 from B-52H approved weapons ...

Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond was sworn in as the first chief of space operations to lead the nascent U.S. Space Force Jan. 14, becoming the first-ever Space Force officer. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the White House and was presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, who lauded ...

An Air Force three-star general has been nominated to become the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Commander, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Jan. 13. Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere current serves as commander of the Alaskan Command at U.S. Northern Command, as well as the commander of the 11th Air ...

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is “eagerly anticipating” the fourth flight test of the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie stealth unmanned aircraft system (UAS) “in the near future,” AFRL spokesman Bryan Ripple told Defense Daily on Jan. 10. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has ...