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As Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. closes out his three-year tenure as the Air Force’s highest-ranking officer and braces for a new, even more challenging assignment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin released a memo directing urgent actions to address suicide in the military community.
The DAF actions are the result of a 90-day cross-functional review directed by Kendall in January after an Inspector General investigation was initiated in response to allegations concerning the handling of domestic violence incidents.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the Enlisted Airmanship Continuum provides Airmen new development opportunities, there’s new Multi-Capable Airmen training roadmap, and a new website gives resources to find or become a professional coach.
Assistance to reduce potential impacts in the event of a government shutdown on Airmen, Guardians, civilians, and their families is available through various means.
The DAF will also implement administrative reforms for individuals who apply to have their discharge statuses upgraded in the future.
These multi-classification labs will collect operational theater data — ranging from logistics to cyber — and share it with the DoD enterprise, providing central hubs for digital integration among federal entities, industry, coalition partners and American citizenry.
This year's theme, "Respect, Recruit, Retain and Ready," aimed to empower all Airmen and Guardians, emphasizing the need for inclusive leadership, trust and belonging amid an evolving battlefield.
From her early aspirations in aerospace engineering to confronting policies that once barred women from combat-coded fighter aircraft roles, Leavitt's resolve knew no bounds.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass returned to Goodfellow Air Force Base to join service members in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Goodfellow being the home of the 17th Training Wing.
The SAF Diversity and Inclusion office showcased a pivotal presence at the AFA’s 2023 Air, Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor.
The U.S. Air Force’s ability to rapidly generate airpower at a moment’s notice was put to the test at Kadena Air Base, when the 18th Wing conducted a no-notice agile combat employment exercise Sept. 22.
The Emerging Technologies Integrated Test Force is the lead element tasked with testing and evaluating the technology for future national defense applications.
Aircrew operating across 20 different rotor, tilt-wing, and fixed-wing aircraft will receive new body armor carrier systems as part of an effort to update and replace older models.
Executive Order 14095, "Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers," directs the DoD to improve the affordability of childcare on military installations.
AFWERX and BETA Technologies, an electric aerospace company, broke ground on the first electric aircraft charging station on a military installation at Duke Field Sept. 19.
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Melissa Dalton was nominated as under secretary of the Air Force by President Joe Biden Sept. 21.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, leaders talk about how the department is changing in light of great power competition in their keynote speeches at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
The Defense Department is providing resources that will feature useful information for veterans who may have been impacted by the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
The U.S. Air Force accepted the first of five T-7A Red Hawks from the Boeing Co. highlighting a new advanced training system developed to replace the aging T-38 Talon.
The Air Force published a letter to Airmen detailing updates to the enlisted force development model. The model reflects the new Enlisted Airmanship Continuum, a series of changes aiming to provide new development opportunities to Airmen.
Forces in support of Operation Noble Defender, an operation supporting the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Homeland Defense Campaign plan, demonstrated their ability to operate in the dynamic Arctic region including unfavorable weather and the austere environment.
At the request of the Philippine government, 505th Training Squadron sent instructors to train 28 members of the Philippine Air Force’s 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing and 5th Fighter Wing at Villamor Air Base, Philippines, Aug. 10-19.
Pacific Angel 23-3 Brunei wrapped up at Rimba Air Force Base, Sept.15, after four days of multiple search and rescue and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response training operations.
The Department of the Air Force’s top officials provided a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions at the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 11-13.
At the Department of the Air Force's Coaching site, members can explore how to find and become a professional coach.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall announced the Air Task Force as the next step in the Air Force’s Force Generation model during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 2023 Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
The documents elaborate on the principles and operationalization of mission command.
The Multi-Capable Airman training framework provides a consolidated training and educational approach for Airmen to conduct a wide range of military operations.
The DAF commemorates the 76th anniversary of the Air Force and the fourth anniversary of the Space Force with a non-denomination worship service that included the participation of members of several faiths at the Washington National Cathedral Sept. 10.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Enlisted Professional Military Education courses have new uniform and fitness requirements, Creech AFB Airmen work with Marines in California, and a new proving ground for automated flight has its first successful test.
Department of the Air Force leaders and their spouses discussed changes and challenges that have impacted military families during a panel at the Air and Space Forces Association’s 2023 Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 13.
The Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2023 were recognized and honored during the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 9-13.
Three MAJCOM commanders participated in a panel titled, “Ready to Compete, Fight, and Win in the Indo-Pacific" Sept. 13 at AFA.
Beginning in academic year 2025-2026, more top-rated Air Force officers will be vectored and designated to Air University in-residence Intermediate Developmental Education and Senior Developmental Education.
AFWERX showcased the innovation from Spark Cells around the world at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 11-13. The aisle of four booth spaces at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center was called "Spark Street" where hundreds of
The Department of the Air Force selected 103rd Airlift Wing, 120th Airlift Wing, 133rd Airlift Wing, and 182nd Airlift Wing, as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules to replace aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of environmental assessments.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass discusses Air Force culture, goals and vision during her 'Airmen of the Future' keynote speech at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space, and Cyber Conference.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. said in a Sept. 12 speech to an influential audience that the service must continue to change to meet the challenges of today’s complex security environment.
Gen. David W. Allvin told a Senate committee Tuesday that, if confirmed as the next Air Force Chief of Staff, he will press hard to follow through on modernizing and reshaping the service to meet current and emerging threats.
U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force leaders committed to future collaboration on Agile Combat Employment as they signed a Combined Vision Statement Sept. 12, 2023.
Lt. Gen. John Healy and three other senior Air Force officers discussed the importance of leading and empowering Airmen and sustaining a combat-ready Air Force.
Robinson shared his message to the force about why building an innate warrior mindset within Airmen and Guardians is critical for peer-to-peer competition in the context of the National Defense Strategy.
U.S. President Joe Biden observed the 22nd anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks with a remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2023.
In lockstep with the 2022 National Defense Strategy, PACAF Strategy 2030 provides Airmen with strategic priorities to defend the homeland, deter aggression, and reinforce allies and partners in the complex and ever-changing Indo-Pacific strategic environment.
Using the acquisition and fielding of the Air Force’s newest bomber as a backdrop, Gen. Duke Z. Richardson emphasized the critical role the organization maintains in outpacing and deterring the People’s Republic of China in a high-profile address.
The defense community will never forget those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a ceremony marking the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attack.
Department of the Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall presented a detailed tutorial Sept. 11 for why the Air Force and Space Force must modernize and adapt quickly to ensure the nation’s security and interests are protected.
After suffering a catastrophic failure at the Common Air Route Surveillance Radar in Battle Mountain, a team of experts was formed to develop a strategy for its reconstruction and reintegration into the National Airspace System.
Soldiers, Airmen and Guardians from multiple units participated in Exercise Mountain Medic 23, designed to simulate the evacuation and treatment of injured personnel in a joint-service austere battle zone.
Brown visited with members of the 90th Missile Wing to engage with and hear from Airmen and to have an in-depth immersion of the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system.
CSAF issued a warning about a growing threat to national security – the recruitment and exploitation of current and former Air Force members by the PLA.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, selected servicemembers can take the DoD gender relations survey anonymously, Special Leave Accrual changes and the Air Force is aligning promotion boards for officers to evaluation closeout dates.
Since the summer of 2018, 1,089 AFJROTC cadets have pursued their dream of becoming a pilot, with 861, or 79%, succeeding.
The SLR-P offers a compact, "wallet-sized" innovation poised to launch and recover the MQ-9A at strategic theater locations situated in some of the most rugged, remote outposts in Europe.
Seventy Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 433rd Medical Group spent 19 days undergoing rigorous and realistic training at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin as part of Patriot Medic 23.
A new tool called the Security Enterprise Communication and User Reporting Environment, or SECURE, aims to streamline operations, reduce data isolation and redundancy, and optimize resource usage across the security enterprise.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass recently discussed current and future challenges for Airmen while speaking with Joint Base Andrews personnel.
During the two-day visit, four AFW2 ambassadors and program team members gave briefings to various squadrons, allowing the volunteers to share their personal testimonies.
BATDOK is a smartphone application for mobile medical documentation that replaces pen and paper records.
The Type 1 crew began their 32-day training in the classroom together, the pilots and flight engineers separated at the 10-day mark to focus on their specific job training.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, new doctrine is released on mission command, a blended wing aircraft is in development that could save money on fuel, and improvements are coming for dormitories and child development centers. (Hosted by Senior Airman Saomy Sabournin)
Help is readily available, and professionals can help you and/or your family cope with things such as work stress, relationship problems, legal issues and substance abuse concerns.
Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, also known as the U.S. Air Force’s ABMS Battle Lab, recently experimented with joint partners that helped evolve a new joint airspace management and joint fires capability.
Oklo Inc. will site, design, construct, own and operate a micro-reactor facility licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
DAF celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Air and Space heritage in September 2022 and commissioned the art to help tell the stories of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
Fifteen Airmen, 15 Soldiers and one Guardian tested their limits during a Ranger Assessment Course, the Air Forces’ version of the Army’s Small Unit Ranger Tactics, or SURT.
More than 20 industry partners attended the first in-person AFWERX Collider event in over three years to solve warfighter problems at Fed Supernova in Austin, Texas.
A bilateral military musical collaboration, the historic concert will serve as an opportunity to display public support for the people of Ukraine, recognize their resilience and heroism and reaffirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine.
U.S. Air Forces Central successfully concluded Operation Agile Spartan 23.2 Aug. 26, showcasing the power of collective military efforts and a proactive approach to combat readiness.
The revised provisions of section 701 U.S.C. title 10 reduced the maximum amount of accrued leave that may be retained by a service member at the end of the FY from 120 days to 90 days.
The AFW2 team, including program managers and ambassadors, visited Airmen from the 5th SFS and the 91st SFG. They shared stories from their careers and how they came to be a part of the AFW2 Roadshow team.
First Lt. Tara DeGeorge will compete in the 2023 Ironman World Championship taking place in Finland.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, retraining for career Airmen evolves, a demonstration program aims to keep rated aviators in service and artificial intelligence paired with Earth’s magnetic field may guide navigators in the future. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jazmin Granger)
AFWERX has launched IGNITE, a platform where defense users can search for and easily interact with thousands of small businesses that have secured previous Department of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer awards.
Pacific Air Force Airmen returned from Pacific Airlift Rally 23, a multinational, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise involving the U.S., Philippines, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia air forces at Clark Air Base, Philippines, Aug. 14-18.
The three-day event focused on understanding the strategic competition, the role of service members in building the Force of the Future, professional development, networking and insights from senior service leaders.
The Air Force announced the 2024 promotion board schedule Aug. 22, which marks the transition to align most promotion boards with their associated evaluation closeout dates.
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is upgrading quality-of-life infrastructure through its multi-layered construction.
Almost 2,000 aerospace representatives and defense officials recently gathered near Tinker Air Force Base at the Reed Center at Delta Hotels for the 17th annual Tinker and the Primes conference.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, teamed up with members of the Bulgarian air force during field training exercise Thracian Summer 2023, Aug. 7-17.
The 8th EAMS coordinated airlift operations with the HM-15 DET IIA to expedite the transport of troops-in-contact ground support equipment for a U.S. Army unit in the U.S. Central Command theater of operations.
The 7th Maintenance Group recently fielded its first-ever wireless communication system during a B-1B Lancer launch, becoming the first B-1B unit to receive and utilize the headsets.
Lt. Col. Daphne Jackson, 377th Air Base Wing Staff judge advocate, shares her story and passion for diversity, inclusion and minority recruitment.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, families can set aside up to $5,000 yearly to help with dependent care, the Brandon Act streamlines mental health care requests, and two-piece female flight suits released for issue.
The seventh annual Spark Tank event has launched with a call for innovative Airmen and Guardian idea submissions ahead of the Sept. 4 deadline.
In a memo to DoD senior leaders, SecDef Austin noted that while the military service academies are dominant in many domains, they have far more work to do to halt sexual assault and harassment.
The Nevada ANG will support wildland firefighting operations in several western states. So far this fire year, 85 fires have burned 546,988 acres in 12 states.
The Air Force recently released two documents on mission command Aug. 16.
The Department of the Air Force selected JetZero for the next phase of a blended wing body prototype aircraft project Aug. 16.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall hosted an award ceremony at the Pentagon for recipients of the 2021 and 2022 Harold Brown Award, Aug. 8.
The DAF opened a public comment period regarding updates to the background and methodology for SoMF scorecards for spouse licensure portability and dependent education surrounding department bases.
Eligible regular Air Force aviators now have the chance to apply for the FY23 Rated Officer Retention Demonstration Program.
The Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing hosted an iteration of the Vulcan Guard space exercise, bringing together U.S. Space Command, the Brazilian military and all seven National Guard states conducting space operations.
This BTF initiative was designed to bolster USEUCOM’s overarching security mandates across the European continent while also affording aircrews the opportunity to acclimate themselves to the intricacies of joint and coalition operations in foreign locations.
The Air Force is continuing to improve its talent management programs to further develop and retain Airmen.
The Talent Management Innovation Challenge encourages DoD military and civilian employees at all levels to submit promising talent management ideas with potential to make an impact across the Department in recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse force.
Minot AFB's innovation cell, Atomic Spark, delivered an innovative solution that will be beneficial to Airmen during extreme cold weather.
Students from For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology came to Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 3, to be a part of FIRST robotics founder and Chief of Space Operations civic leader, U.S. Space Force, Dean Kamen’s, high altitude flight in a U-2 Dragon Lady and to witness first-hand
Rohatasch is the first clinical nurse to assume command of the ANG Office of the Air Surgeon and brings nearly four decades of medical experience to the position.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Tyndall AFB starts a new chapter as F-35 fighter aircraft arrive, new rules for foreign language pay, and the Air Force puts together a team to make it easier to access mental health, wellness and other programs.
U.S. and Israeli air force service members discussed areas of cooperative opportunities and postured for the future during this year’s iteration of the Air Senior National Representatives forum in Tel Aviv.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 directed the DAF chief scientist to assemble an independent panel of experts and conduct a review of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s Microelectronics Quantifiable Assurance efforts.
More than 200 Guard Airmen attended the 2023 Air National Guard Enlisted Leadership Symposium in Alexandria, Virginia Aug. 2-4.
The staff sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Personnel Center public website Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. CDT. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices on the virtual Military Personnel Flight via the AFPC Secure page.
Red Flag 23-3 has come to a close for more than 2,000 U.S. Air Force, Space Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Air National Guard that ran from July 17 to August 4.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. provided the opening keynote address for Life Cycle Industry Days July 31.
Roundtable discussion on the legacy of the Berlin Airlift, moderated by Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Dr. Ed Goldstein from SAF/PA.
The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, or DCFSA, initiative provides accounts that allow eligible service members to set aside up to $5,000 per household in pre-tax earnings for qualified dependent care expenses.
The Brandon Act is intended to help identify and get care for mental health concerns by making it easier to access – and required of leaders to take seriously – mental health support by referencing “The Brandon Act” when they need a referral to mental health services.
Chief Bass presents four new additions to the CMSAF Leadership Library: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, War Without Rules, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment and The TechTank Podcast
Tradewinds 23, a two-week multinational exercise supporting the security of the Caribbean and Central America involved 21 nations and more than 1,500 people from all branches of the U.S. military, civilians and law enforcement across the partner nations.
AFCEC has a significant role in climate change initiatives intended to enhance resiliency at Air Force installations by addressing the risks severe weather poses to infrastructure, operational capabilities and readiness as outlined in the DAF Climate Campaign Plan.
The Women’s Initiative Team and members of the 461st OSS are leading the effort to get new Advanced Aircrew Combat Uniform to female Airmen at Robins Air Force Base.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, VCSAF Gen. David Allvin is nominated to be the 23rd CSAF, three country’s Air Forces agree to develop the Wedgetail early warning and control aircraft, and Air Force vice commanders become deputy commanders.
The Okaloosa darter is a two-inch, perch-like fish unique and critical to the balance of six clear stream systems within Eglin and draining into two Choctawhatchee Bay bayous in Walton and Okaloosa counties in northwest Florida.
The Okaloosa darter, a two-inch perch-like fish found only in the streams at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was removed from the federal list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Talisman Sabre is a biennial large-scale military exercise between Australia and the United States that started in 2005. This is the 10th and largest iteration of the exercise with more than 30,000 personnel from 13 countries participating.
Test units executed the flight in the Eglin Test and Training Complex. The flight builds upon four years of partnership that began with the Skyborg Vanguard and the Autonomous Aircraft Experimentation (AAx) programs.
Airman 1st Class Theja R. Ranasingha Randhunu Mudhiyanselage, a finance customer service specialist with the 78th Comptroller Squadron, shared her story on why becoming an American Airman became her calling.
The 492nd Special Operations Wing is slated to become a power projection wing with all of AFSOC’s mission capabilities.
Tyndall Air Force Base transitioned from an air dominance training mission to a fighter wing with the touchdown of three F-35A Lightning IIs Aug. 1.
Known as one of the largest airshows in the world, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh included over 650,000 attendees and 10,000 aircraft.
Due to additional support by Congress, the Air Force gained more funding for overseas PCSs.
Kristyn Jones, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, performing the duties of Under Secretary of the Air Force, visited Pocono Raceway to participate in the AFRS mission at the NASCAR Cup Series Race July 23.
The KC-46A aircraft will be operated by the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons for the active component and the 70th and 79th Air Refueling Squadrons for the Air Force Reserve Command.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presents five new additions to the CSAF Leadership Library.
The Fortify the Force Initiative Team, championed by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force, had volunteers from myriad functional communities working to promote holistic wellness and address resiliency barriers since early 2022.
Silver Flag is one of the first Air Force exercise programs to align with the new AFFORGEN deployment model. Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, hosted the Air Force’s first Silver Flag course for its Airmen in the AFFORGEN deployment cycle earlier this year.
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center established combat support training ranges across the enterprise with a security forces-focused proof of concept exercise at the Silver Flag site on Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 17-28.
The 76th Commodity Maintenance Group’s new foundry can sand cast aluminum parts up to 120 pounds, providing another avenue for sourcing aircraft parts not easily obtained through traditional contracting methods.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, funding for PCS moves and bonus programs is restored, the DoJ reinforces new Federal protections for military members and their spouses, and a cutting-edge effort from the Air Force is taking applications for a fellowship program.
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin, a command pilot with joint planning and strategy expertise, has been nominated as the Air Force’s 23rd Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III announced July 26.
The event recognized the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and their impact of ensuring Airmen as well as other service members can serve to their full potential.
Department of the Air Force has updated its Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus policy to prioritize those critical career fields, programs and positions that require foreign language proficiency to perform their missions.
Kendall visited F.E. Warren to connect with Airmen of the 90th Missile Wing and hear about the quality of life there, speak with city leaders about local challenges and successes in the community, and to learn about the intercontinental ballistic missile mission and modernization efforts.
The forum focused on aligning with the National Defense Strategy to prioritize agile and responsive logistics and sustainment, while directly supporting DAF Operational Imperatives on resilient basing and readiness to deploy and fight.
Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing, working with the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Test Center, sent their modified KC-135 Stratotanker to Kadena Air Base for use in the Western Pacific during Northern Edge 23-2.
U.S. service members integrated with Japan Self-Defense Forces, French air and space forces and other allies and partners to enhance Agile Combat Employment capabilities from dispersed locations during Northern Edge 23-2, July 2-21.
An idea to deliver multi-capable equipment for agile combat employment operations won the 2023 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo July 21 in San Antonio.
The debut of the exercise in the Indo-Pacific saw 70 mobility aircraft with more than 3,000 service members from Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. surge across an exercise area spanning 13 million square miles.
The 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron flew its last Joint STARS flight as KOMODO 1 at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on July 12.
International military students attending the 2023-2024 Air Command and Staff College class spent July 9-13 in the nation’s capital to develop a deeper understanding of the U.S federal government and U.S. military.
Floodwaters caused historic and catastrophic devastation throughout Vermont for two days beginning July 10. Montpelier was battered by a record-setting 5.28 inches of rainfall. Vermont National Guard was activated to assess the damage.
Air Force Materiel Command logisticians have worked behind the scenes on Exercise Mobility Guardian 23 since Fall 2022 and are critical to the successful planning and execution of Air Mobility Command’s largest, and arguably most challenging, exercise in years.
Effective Aug. 1, the Air Force will change duty titles from vice commander to deputy commander to better align terminology with its sister services.In accordance with direction from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., the Air Force issued a memo communicating updated guidance for Air Force
Headquarters Ninth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces Central, formalized a partnership with George Mason University for joint research, rapid capability development, warfighter training and education to support command mission readiness.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited the 501st Combat Support Wing July 11-13.
RIAT is heralded as the largest airshow in the world, typically attracting more than 150,000 spectators over the course of a weekend.
The U.S. Air Force brought over 12 aircraft and 100 Airmen to participate in the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Base Fairford, United Kingdom, July 14-16.
A joint vision statement was signed by heads of the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and the United States Air Force, setting out their mutual intent to work collaboratively on the development of their countries’ Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited RAF Lakenheath July 13, to meet with 48th Fighter Wing Airmen and get a better look at the mission.
The program is looking for Airmen and Guardians from all occupations who are obsessed with tech, have a curiosity to tinker and want to solve problems.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, hosted an Airlift Challenge competition in January 2023. This online competition is helping to advance state-of-the-art planning algorithms for executing airlift operations for the United States Air Force.
The Justice Department announced July 14 that it has issued a letter to all state licensing authorities about new employment-related federal protections for military families.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the Berlin airlift was the first major challenge for a new Air Force 75 years ago, deployments are changing as the service moves to a new model and Air Expeditionary Wings get new staffing. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young)
As the voice of the Air Force’s enlisted corps, Bass travels worldwide visiting Air Force installations and ensuring the voices of the enlisted force are heard.
Bomber Task Force missions demonstrates the credibility of U.S. forces to address global security environments that are more diverse and uncertain than ever before.
The Climate Campaign Plan is the implementation portion of the Climate Action Plan and breaks down the strategy through specific and measurable objectives and key results.
Rescue crews from the Alaska Air and Army National Guard navigated across 1,850 miles, saving 10 people in four civil search and rescue missions and one medical evacuation mission June 30-July 4.
Higher-than-projected personnel costs are driving a shortfall in FY23 military personnel appropriation. This will have temporary consequences for PCSs, SRBs, and aviation bonuses.
Members of the 86th AES conduct monthly training with the 93rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in a KC-135 Stratotanker to maintain familiarity with the aircraft.
Innovation across the Air Force can involve anything from work processes to physical assets and often include policy updates to long-standing Air Force regulations. For Airmen, Air Force innovation and Spark Cells, should be nothing new.
Earlier this year, leaders from three organizations began planning a potential air refueling exercise involving the Washington ANG’s 141st ARW, the Oregon National Guard’s 142nd FW and a Royal Thai Air Force fighter group. The idea went from thought to paper to practical concept and now likely
Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Reedy and Maj. Kyle Konkolics received the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroic role in a rescue mission of an American hostage in Africa in October 2020. This is their Story of Service.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, AMC honored 100 years of air refueling with flyovers across the U.S., special duty pay changes for some career fields, and AFRL is working with the Space Force for a new way to gauge fitness. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jazmin Granger)
The exercise, which lasted about a week and was supported by various U.S. Pacific Air Forces units, marked the first time U.S. Air Force B-52s landed on and operated from Indonesian soil.
Exercise Mobility Guardian 2023, Air Mobility Command’s largest full-spectrum readiness exercise in the command’s history, began July 5 in the Indo-Pacific region.
Exercise Jolly Vihar is aimed to enhance the U.S. and Hungarian forces’ ability to conduct integrated combat search and rescue scenarios and perform maintenance operations.
Personnel from the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, or USAFSAM, are facilitating a six-month education and training course for international students.
SkillBridge is offering a new Air Force Junior ROTC internship to retiring DAF members.
The remains of U.S. Air Force pilot Col. Ernest Leo De Soto, who went missing during the Vietnam War, have finally come home.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. hosted the Chief of the Romanian Air Force Staff Lt. Gen. Viorel Pană for an official counterpart visit recognizing Romania as a valued NATO ally.
PTSD is a physical and mental reaction to a situation or event that was perceived as dangerous, according to behavioral health experts.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, NATO’s largest air exercise ever, a strategic action plan incorporating women, peace and security concepts across the department, and digital experts learn about artificial intelligence solutions.
Maj. Bryce Turner, a test pilot from the 416th Flight Test Squadron has become the first Air Force pilot to fly the T-7A Red Hawk during a test flight at the Boeing aircraft delivery center in St. Louis, Missouri.
AFWERX and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate have installed an Uncrewed Aircraft System Traffic Management, or UTM, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Air Mobility Command organized a meet-and-greet event in Page, Arizona, where Air Force representatives and local Navajo veterans and community members met.
The group obtained an acoustic imager to identify leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems.
The U.S. Air Force is transitioning away from the expeditionary Air Force model of force presentation to the Air Force Force Generation model after more than 20 years of contingency operations.
Kunsan AB Airmen trained with U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, JASDF and Republic of Korea air force service members during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 23-2, a PACAF-sponsored annual exercise designed to enhance readiness in a simulated combat environment, June 12 — 23.
The decision to host the F-16 mission at Gowen Field ANGB came after assessing the area’s ability to facilitate the mission and infrastructure capacity, while accounting for community support, environmental factors and cost.
As part of the new Air Force Force Generation, or AFFORGEN, deployment model, presenting forces via the AEW A-Staff structure will increase a wing’s capacity to plan, coordinate and communicate vertically and horizontally to meet commander’s intent.
The Department of the Air Force selected Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, as the preferred location to receive the next active-duty F-35A Lightning II mission.
June 26 marks the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.
More than 150 tankers from 26 Total Force installations are scheduled to participate in the flyovers including KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-10 Extenders and KC-46 Pegasus aircraft to honor 100 years of aerial refueling excellence.
AD 23 integrates U.S. and allied airpower to defend shared values while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression worldwide.
Everyday hero’s remarkable rescue
EOD training, GOLDEN CRAB, simulating deployment grows in its second year
2nd Annual Gold Star Mothers' & Families' Remembrance Luncheon
POW/MIA Week at Travis AFB
Team Travis Celebrates 76 Years
National Preparedness Month proclamation signing
Brown’s tenure as CSAF leaves lasting imprint on the service, its evolution
DOD announces new actions to prevent suicide in the military
Changes in domestic violence response highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Around the Air Force: Enlisted Airmanship Continuum, MCA Training Framework, New Coaching Website
Help available for DAF Airmen, Guardians, civilians in event of lapse in appropriations
Department of the Air Force to Review Discharges of Veterans with Mental Health Conditions & Experiences of Sexual Trauma
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