Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen was managing editor for Inside the Air Force until January 2019. She previously covered the public health insurance marketplaces for Inside Health Policy and primary, secondary and higher education at the Frederick News-Post in Frederick County, Maryland. She graduated from American University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in international studies and journalism.

Archived Articles
The Insider | June 26, 2018

The Air Force should take care not to stretch its resources too thin across competing directed-energy programs as multiple airborne laser efforts try to move forward, the service's chief scientist said Tuesday.

The Insider | June 25, 2018

Boeing will receive an Air Force contract in the next three months to build a new batch of a Small Diameter Bomb I variant designed to minimize collateral damage.

The Insider | June 22, 2018

One Navy pilot died and another aircrew member sustained minor injuries when an A-29 Super Tucano crashed while participating in the Air Force's light-attack experiment June 22.

Daily News | June 22, 2018

In response to congressional inquiries, the Air Force has drawn up options for buying fewer than 17 aircraft under the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, according to the service's military deputy for acquisition.

Daily News | June 22, 2018

U.S. Special Operations Command expects to buy about 4,000 Small Glide Munitions through fiscal year 2022 to meet its current needs, a command official told Inside Defense this week.

Daily News | June 21, 2018

The Air Force official overseeing the Air Operations Center Weapon System says the program will be on track by August after this year's funding uncertainties caused a slight spending slowdown.

The Insider | June 21, 2018

All bases that currently house UH-1N Hueys will receive replacement helicopters over the next decade and a half, the Air Force said June 20.

Daily News | June 20, 2018

A provision floated by House appropriators could help find a middle ground for lawmakers and Air Force leaders who disagree on the future of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization.

Daily News | June 19, 2018

House appropriators are pushing to restrict the Air Force's OC-135B Open Skies recapitalization due to concerns about the program's direction.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

House appropriators are offering an additional $194 million in their version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill to accelerate the Air Force's move to a new Compass Call platform.

The Insider | June 14, 2018

Raytheon recently won a contract worth $14.1 million to add 18 more Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Lot 32, raising total production in that batch to 590 missiles, an Air Force spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force June 13.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

House appropriators are pushing back on the Air Force's request to buy 29 MQ-9 Reapers in fiscal year 2019, arguing the service's procurement plans don't properly address its future aircraft needs.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

The Defense Department's inspector general is launching an audit this month of the nuclear command and control system's supply chain, the watchdog office said this week.

Daily News | June 12, 2018

Senators are flagging potential schedule problems for two nuclear weapon modernization programs and want the Defense Department and National Nuclear Security Administration to better align their work.

Daily News | June 11, 2018

Hurlburt Field, FL, is expanding its active-duty MQ-9 Reaper pilot workforce to allow for a second combat line under Air Force Special Operations Command.

Daily News | June 11, 2018

As Defense Department leaders study how best to organize the military's nuclear command, control and communications, Senate authorizers have proposed a slew of changes to that portfolio's oversight.

Daily News | June 8, 2018

Senate authorizers want to tie a congressional requirement to develop a conventional variant of the Long-Range Standoff Weapon to initial operational test and evaluation, not initial operational capability as current law stipulates.

Daily News | June 8, 2018

The Air Force announced this week it will shift cyber warfare responsibilities to Air Combat Command instead of Air Force Space Command this summer, a new step toward its overarching goal of enabling and speeding multidomain operations.

Daily News | June 7, 2018

The Air Force may consider its first group of officers who will train for multidomain operations by the end of the year, a service official said this week.

Daily News | June 7, 2018

The Air Force's Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology effort would get an $80 million boost under the Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, more than doubling the program's $50.5 million prototyping request.

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