The exchange granted the participants a chance to trade information and experience with one another to further integrate with their unique missions and form best practices.
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall made it clear that the Air Force and Space Force are fully committed — and pushing hard — to develop and deploy artificial intelligence as a key element in meeting security challenges posed by China and other adversaries Dec. 2.
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.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the application window for Airmen to become rated officers is now open, the Air Reserve component launches a direct commissioning program for cyber career fields, and commercial aircraft refuel Air Force fighters for the first time.
The Air Force recently announced the opening of two Regular Air Force FY24 Aviation Bonus programs.
AFWERX is partnering with NASA to develop a digital operations center for future Advanced Air Mobility efforts through the Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program awardee, ResilienX.
Air Force officials selected 506 Air Force senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant.
The Air Force Learning Professionals’ Program recently launched the Student Success Center, a new feature on the website that provides additional academic resources and fosters academic achievement for Airmen and Guardians.
Allvin emphasized the importance of service in the U.S. Air Force, highlighting the commitment and dedication of the next generation.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the new Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David W. Allvin, is welcomed by the force, a new benefit aids spouse-owned small businesses, and a new app helps military families find short-term childcare.
Airmen assigned to the 92nd and the 141st Air Refueling Wings conducted an exercise demonstrating how various support activities contribute to mobilizing KC-135 Stratotankers at a moment’s notice.
Mosaic Tiger 24- aims to test the continued concept of command and control, and the 23rd Wing’s ability to generate airpower in less-than-ideal conditions as an Expeditionary Air Base.
The four-day symposium was held to foster regional security, stability, interoperability, leadership development, knowledge exchanges, and to ensure a shared understanding of challenges throughout the Indo-Pacific.
Airmen and Coast Guardsmen partnered for a simulated water rescue of a downed pilot during exercise Mosaic Tiger 24-1.
Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted Airmen who are interested in becoming rated officers can apply for the Spring 2024 Air Force Rated Preparatory Program now through Dec. 9.
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is leading a more than $500 million facilities construction project to facilitate expeditionary skills training and military pilot training at Ebbing ANG Base, Ark.
Comprised of eight different devices and known as the Block 3 family of products, the eyewear will provide protection from laser threats and introduces a combined laser and ballistic protection capability for the first time.
Continued evaluation of current policies and cross-component partnerships are enabling ongoing processes improvements to drive down timelines and find talent needed to execute AFMC’s mission.
Promising to lead the Total Force with “humility and resolve,” Gen. David W. Allvin was ceremoniously welcomed into his role as the 23rd Air Force Chief of Staff Nov.17 during a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin lays out his priorities in a letter to Airmen, the new T-7A training aircraft enters the next phase of developmental flight, and enlisted promotions testing goes digital.
The fund balance with treasury material weakness, representing 44% of all assets tracked on the DAF financial statements, was fully remediated, making the DAF the first department in the DoD to achieve this milestone.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall concluded their participation in Atlantic Trident 2023 Nov. 10 after working alongside French and British aircrews.
The week-long event focuses on applying global lessons to challenges of regional security and is the largest biannual air chief symposium to date, with 22 countries attending.
The addition of Slovak-owned F-16s at Morris ANGB will require an increase of almost 30 ANG personnel, and only four of the possible nine aircraft will be used for flying training of Slovak Air Force pilots.
The Department of the Air Force has announced that the Air Reserve component has initiated a direct commission and constructive service credit program memo for people interested in serving in the cyber security and cyberspace warfare operations career fields.
CMSAF Bass visited multiple Wright-Patterson AFB facilities, including a stop at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing.
The 55th Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium brought together 1,500 Mobility Airmen in a single forum in Grapevine, Texas, Nov. 9 – 12, along with Department of Defense senior leaders and industry partners.
Kinderspot was the top idea at the 2020 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo. AFIMSC initially awarded the project $333,000 and secured additional funding for development through a price-matching Small Business Innovation Research contract.
The Department of the Air Force is now reimbursing service members up to $1,000 to re-establish spouse-owned small businesses during a permanent change of station or assignment on or after Dec. 23, 2022.
Exercise Desert Hammer combined with IP War Day, involved more than 300 combat support Airmen and 96 aircraft, this joint-force exercise is a routine event with U.S. Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy.
The intent of the course is to develop Airmen who are proficient in their primary AFSC by equipping them with expeditionary skills and training which they can employ in deployed environments or on home station if needed.
At 100 years old, WWII and Korean War airpower legend, retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, one of the nation’s first African American fighter pilots with the famed Tuskegee Airmen, received an honorary promotion.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Gen. Allvin is confirmed as the 23rd CSAF, USSF assumes missile warning mission responsibility from U.S. Army, and the Alia electric aircraft arrives at Eglin AFB for capability testing. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jazmin Granger)
The aircraft is the first production representative jet off the assembly line and was piloted by a joint U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew.
The event marked a pivotal milestone in the service’s modernization of tactical command and control capabilities as part of the Advanced Battle Management System portfolio of efforts.
Jointly, these squadrons sharpened their skills to generate, fly and deliver airpower superiority. Airmen implemented agile combat employment concepts in simulated deployed scenarios, testing their proactive and reactive responses with limited personnel and equipment.
The letter serves as a rallying call for Airmen to continue their exceptional service and adapt to the evolving demands of national security.
The Secretary of the Air Force Diversity and Inclusion office leadership recently participated in the Gartner ReimagineHR Conference Oct. 23 to 25 in Orlando.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the 119th EFS is in the USCENTCOM AOR to help deter aggression in the region, AFWERX agrees to share flight test data with the FAA, and gamers are helping to develop combat tactics through a unique event. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Stephani Barge)
Allvin, who was nominated for the job by President Biden, formerly served as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff. He succeeds Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., who is now serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The live-fire exercise provided realistic assessment and validation of base defense tactics, techniques and procedures during intense, realistic scenarios.
Combined flying training events are regularly scheduled training events designed to enhance the readiness of U.S. and South Korea forces and sustain capabilities, which strengthen the South Korea-U.S. alliance.
The Department of the Air Force led its inaugural DAF Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certification training event Sept. 21–22 at the University of Virginia Darden Center in Arlington.
A new Digital Acceleration Task Force aims to accelerate Department of the Air Force digital transformation efforts and deliver Digital Materiel Management solutions, ultimately enabling integrated capability delivery faster across the enterprise.
This year’s theme, “Amplifying the Voices and Journeys of Hispanic and Latino Leaders across our Armed Forces,” aimed to empower Airmen and Guardians and showcased the spectrum of talent, experience and dedication within the DAF's ranks.
The new merge of Banshee Innovation Training and Air Force Labs with MassChallenge programs culminated in a showcase event at MassChallenge’s Boston offices Oct. 25.
BETA’s ALIA electric aircraft has a 50-foot wingspan, a range of 250 miles with a top speed of 138 mph and is 90% quieter than a helicopter.
The readiness exercise hosted by Travis AFB demonstrated total force integration from partner units including the 349th Air Mobility Wing.
The MCA course provided 20th FW Airmen of various ranks from career fields such as maintenance, civil engineering and administrative services, a thorough training in support of the ACE model.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, units start deploying under the new Air Force Force Generation model, MQ-9 Reapers relocate to Kadena Air Base, Japan, and recruits can ask questions of Military Training Instructors online before attending basic training.
AFWERX Prime and the Federal Aviation Administration announced they have agreed to share flight-test data to accelerate the safe integration of Advanced Aircraft Mobility platforms into the National Airspace System Oct. 25.
The arrival bolsters U.S. posture to defend U.S. forces and deter further aggression in the region.
The program serves as a force multiplier throughout the DoD with a bench of more than 3,400 multi-capable, language-enabled Airmen who have proficiencies in language, regional expertise and culture across 97 strategic languages.
Chaplain Capt. Donsha Watkins, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, has brought her values of diversity and representation to her duties as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee at Beale AFB.
The AFMC Spark Tank is an annual competition that leverages the inherent innovation of Airmen and Guardians, empowering them to use their problem-solving skills and creativity to solve the service’s most critical needs.
AFRL researcher Dr. Benji Maruyama and his team are seeking industry and academic partners to help them transition open-source autonomous experimentation software to public school classrooms to help foster the next generation of young scientists.
Some KC-135 Stratotankers have recently been fitted with the Real-Time Information in the Cockpit system – more commonly known as “RTIC” – giving them the ability to see tactical data link information in the jet.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Toxic Trip 23 brings together allies and partners in a CBRN exercise, Energy Action Month advances new technology for the joint fight and geothermal prototype facilities deliver clean energy to harness the Earth’s natural heat and power installations.
Recruits heading to BMT can ask questions in a recruiter-facilitated web chat with an MTI, thanks to a 37th TRW initiative to better prepare the Air and Space Force’s next generation of trainees for the rigors of training.
During the visit, Bass heard from Airmen, highlighted the top priorities of senior leaders in the Air Force, as well as what Airmen can expect in the coming years.
The newly implemented AFFORGEN model aims to reconstitute manpower, aircraft and equipment into force elements that train, deploy and recover as cohesive units throughout each phase of the 24-month cycle.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass visited a recruiting booth and met with public and the drivers of the AFRS-sponsored stock car at a Formula Drift event in California.
The update, called Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2, is a significant improvement to the almost 60-year-old aircraft’s avionics and navigation systems.
University of Chicago officials hosted Department of the Air Force senior leaders and several community leaders from across Illinois as the university welcomed the newest addition to its Military Science Department.
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass encouraged every service member she met to understand the “why” of the Air Force’s prioritization of learning multiple skill sets and becoming multi-capable Airmen.
Department of the Air Force’s Report to Congressional Committees, Comprehensive Strategy for the Space Force, dated August 2023, was published on the SpaceForce.mil Space Force Policy page for public review.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, a new training aircraft is being put through its paces, the DAF focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at a special conference, and crews from AFGSC and ACC come together to learn about hypersonic weapons.
During the visit, Allvin met with 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing leaders to gather insight into the only U.S. Air Force base holding two-thirds of the nuclear triad.
The new training program, dubbed OTS-Victory, incorporates a five-modular approach designed to enhance the effectiveness of foundational officer development by focusing on specific knowledge, skills and abilities in each module.
Kendall spoke with Airmen from across the wing and community leaders to learn about the base’s challenges and improvements within day-to-day operations. He visited multiple squadrons and agencies to see how they’re modernizing classrooms and impacting Airmen in training.
As the Office of Special Investigations safeguards the Department of the Air Force, they are confronting a surge in incidents involving laser pointers, which pose significant threats to Air Force aircraft, especially at night.
After almost eight years, Eglin Air Force Base’s McKinley Climatic Lab returns to 96th Test Wing possession as of Oct. 1.
Two exercises with distinct missions: Ángel de los Andes was focused on joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, while Relámpago VIII focused on training defensive counteroperations and air sovereignty.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. is the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fees for childcare are restructured to help lower-income families, and Lt. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt retires after a historic career including being the first female fighter pilot in the USAF.
Extended reality is revolutionizing the way Air Force Special Operations Command is approaching training and readiness.
Embracing the Department’s three-year theme of “Powering Possibility,” the installation energy program is pursuing a series of pilot initiatives that showcase the department’s forward-looking approach to energy innovation and powering the future force in the face of growing operational threats.
The event aimed to enlighten students on employment, internships, scholarships and the vast opportunities within the DoD, spanning various fields including STEM, business and arts.
The Air Force selected 292 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major during recent CY23A, CY23C, and CY23D central selection boards.
The Airmen are deploying under the Air Force Force Generation model that provides combatant commanders predictable, sustainable force generation focused on the high-end fight.
Statement from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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.
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.
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)
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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.
Reconnecting to culture during Native American Heritage Month
Team Travis builds relationships with “Golden Coast Classic volleyball tournament 2023”
Travis Airman finds creative solution to aging equipment
DHA Clinical Pharmacy Technician of the Year award winner
Travis AFB SNCO Induction Ceremony 2023
6th ARS conducts training exercise
USAFE-AFAFRICA hosts multinational medical knowledge exchange
DAF leaders emphasize adapting AI for warfighting success
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