Air Force

Under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), two F-15s assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard and two CF-18 assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force fly in formation behind a KC-135 assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during air-defense Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, Oct. 27, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard Photos by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

‘This is overdue’ — Air Force creating tactical cyber capabilities to ensure air superiority

The Air Force will be relying, in part, on a new National Guard unit to help deliver cyber capabilities to the tactical battlespace in the future.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Hensley, 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) deputy commander, provides closing remarks during the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Annual Awards Ceremony, March 15, 2024, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos)

Officer nominated to lead 16th Air Force, information warfare command

Maj. Gen. Thomas Hensley was nominated to be the next commander of 16th Air Force, a pivotal time for the organization as the Air Force is in…
The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron has returned to its roots with a return to a vintage paint scheme and ‘Weather’ markings on the tail flash. The first of ten WC-130J Super Hercules have returned after getting the new glossy paint and sits next to the tactical gray painted version at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)

Air Force’s ‘hurricane hunters’ seek new tech to enhance weather recon missions

Due to increased demand for weather reconnaissance and advancements in data collection capabilities, the 53rd WRS are on a path to integrating new and enhanced systems onto…
350th Spectrum Warfare Wing leadership salute Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, during his visit at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 30, 2022. The 350th SWW serves as the Air Force’s first Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) focused wing focused on enhancing air component commanders’ ability to synchronize, integrate and execute EMS capabilities across all domains and platforms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ericka A. Woolever)

Air Force adds two more electromagnetic spectrum-focused squadrons

The 563rd Electronic Warfare Squadron will focus on delivering modern software applications, while the 388th Electronic Warfare Squadron will focus on evaluating and assessing adversary capabilities.