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  1. "News outlets reported last year that the Air Force would move forward with a recapitalization strategy that involves replacing the outdated Hueys with retired Army UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters. However, that information is incorrect" http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/defense/air-space/air-force/2015/08/11/us-air-force-plans-industry-day-huey-replacement/31461933/
  2. I read these comments on a "football board" - about two former Air Force Academy QBs. Comment 1 "Neat release from the AD... Seems XXXX (QB Class of 2008) is going through pilot training and YYYY (Class of 2012) was his solo instructor... Kind of cool... So it appears YYYY was a FAIP, many of us were... But what has XXXX been doing these years?" Comment 2 (from Navy grad/pilot) "Help me out here fellas. I understand why XXXX would want to go to flight training.......who wouldn't ? I DON'T understand why the USAF would want to send him. He's seven years behind his year group.
  3. New Air Force Helicopter Group is activated: http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2015/03/28/news/01top_03-28-15.txt#.VR6nhPzF_Nk http://airsoc.com/articles/view/id/55196765313944cf2b8b456c/582nd-helicopter-group-activated-makes-history
  4. On this Memorial Day Weekend, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Here are those United States Military Academy (West Point) graduates who answered the call to duty and made the ultimate sacrifice during the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Final Roll Call: Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) William E. Bowers USMA 1979 Colonel James W. Harrison, Jr., U.S. Army USMA 1981 Lieutenant Colonel Dominic R. Baragona, U.S. Army USMA 1982 Colonel Brian D. Allgood, U.S. Army USMA 1982 Colonel Theodore S. Westhusing, U.S. Army USMA 1983 Colonel Jon M. Lockey, U.S. Army USMA
  5. Air Force planning decade-long Huey extension. Article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130822/NEWS04/308220019/Air-Force-planning-decade-long-Huey-extension
  6. What next? http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130618/NEWS04/306180038/AF-may-use-V-22s-combat-rescue-mission "Maj. Gen. George Williams, AFSOC vice commander, says moving the CSAR mission into AFSOC would save the service more than $3 billion between 2015 and 2025. Williams, according to briefings and sources, believes the CV-22, already operated by AFSOC, is a better fit for the mission because it can fly longer distances, faster than the HH-60. AFSOC also believes the CV-22 is better suited for operating in denied airspace, currently a major focus in Air Force future plann
  7. Fort Rucker Class 09-08 Drop on June 26th HH-60G – 41st RQS, Moody AFB, GA HH-60G – 41st RQS, Moody AFB, GA HH-60G – 55th RQS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ HH-60G – 66th RQS, Nellis AFB, NV HH-60G – 33rd RQS, Kadena AB, Japan UH-1N – 1st HS, Andrews AFB, MD UH-1N – 1st HS, Andrews AFB, MD UH-1N – 54th HF, Minot AFB, ND
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