Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Air Force:
1. Air Force officials plan to recommend a slate of tactical and training changes by Feb. 11, following a study on the future of command-and-control assets at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
2. The Defense Department is in the midst of several test and training range upgrades in preparation for F-35 initial operational test and evaluation as well as to support the fifth-generation aircraft's long-term range needs.
3. As Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II moves through its test program, the new weapon performed well against moving targets but still had problems hitting static and maritime targets, the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation said in his annual report published last month.