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27 December 2005 Military News

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  • Squadron breathes new life into old aircraft bodies AFPN 27 Dec 2005 -- Back in 1973, the 1553 multiplex data bus was the wave of the future for military aircraft. It replaced bulky equipment in passing data between sensors, computers, indicators and other aircraft equipment. It reduced weigh and was simpler and more flexible.
  • Implementation of BRAC begins this year AFPN 27 Dec 2005 -- Now that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure commission has approved, modified or disapproved the Office of the Secretary of Defense's recommendations for the 2005 round of base realignment and closure, the individual services must plan the implementation of those recommendations.
  • Cycles to Enhance Army Reserve Readiness, Predictability AFPS 27 Dec 2005 -- The Army Reserve is instituting five-year readiness cycles to ensure a steady supply of deployment-ready forces while bringing more predictability to reservists, their families and their civilian employers, a top Army Reserve general said. Almost all Army Reserve units will be assigned to an Army Reserve Expeditionary Force package, which follows a five-year cycle to prepare for a potential deployment
  • F-22A took long road to initial operational capability AFPN 27 Dec 2005 -- With the F-22A Raptor's initial operational capability declaration Dec. 15 came the capstone of a process that began 76 months earlier, in August 1997, when a C-5 Galaxy landed here and taxied down the expansive "Contractor's Row" with several crates and boxes in its cargo bay for what is now known as the F-22A Combined Test Force.
  • Space group to activate new unit AFPN 27 Dec 2005 -- Air Force Reserve Command's 310th Space Group will travel deeper into the space program when it activates a new unit Jan. 7.

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