Two Department of the Air Force members received awards during the 2024 Black Engineer of the Year Awards, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland, Feb. 15-17.
This week's look Around the Air Force highlights sweeping changes in the DAF to reshape, refocus and reoptimize the Air Force and Space Force to ensure continued supremacy while also better posturing the services to deter and, if necessary, prevail in an era of Great Power Competition.
Representatives from each AFWERX division – AFVentures, Prime, Spark, and SpaceWERX – were on hand to discuss how small businesses and start-ups can team up with Airman and Guardian talent to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF.
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.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force John Bentivegna spoke on a panel moderated by the 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray.
The Q&A-style discussion addressed key takeaways from the reoptimization announcement, how the Department of the Air Force will address resourcing issues and breaking through barriers to streamline change.
The panel centered on advancements Air Mobility Command is pursuing in 2024 to account for rising global tensions and strategic competition.
The Air Force plans to introduce two dozen changes specifically designed to prepare the service for strategic power challenges from competitors like China and Russia.
During a media roundtable, Hecker spoke with reporters to emphasize the unwavering commitment USAFE-AFAFRICA shares with allies and partners.
Allvin’s keynote remarks at the AFA Warfare Symposium put the ambitious reoptimization in historical terms, linking it in significance to the consequential eras preceding well known shifts in Air Force history.
DAF leaders outlined 24 specific decisions during a panel discussion at the AFA Warfare Symposium. The decisions will position the services to better confront China and maintain the hard-won superiority in air and space.
The conference is the first such event to include broad NATO participation aimed at tackling ongoing PRC targeting of U.S. and NATO-trained military personnel for employment to fill gaps in its own air force capabilities.
While the changes feature a mix of near-term and longer-term initiatives, senior leaders emphasized the need for speed. “We are out of time,” Kendall said repeatedly in urging action on the changes.
The U.S. Air Force celebrated the life and lasting contributions of fifth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert D. Gaylor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Feb. 10.
Gen. Kevin B. Schneider took the reins as the new Pacific Air Forces commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 9.
The 70th ISRW hosted SECAF and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, to learn about the wing’s cryptologic mission.
This week's look Around the Air Force highlights Air Force and Space Force senior enlisted leaders testifying on Capitol Hill about quality of life issues, AFWERX demos automatic flight for a logistics mission, and the Space Force readies the first Guardian for a trip to the International Space
The Air Force Materiel Command continues to make progress on the lines of effort identified in its 2023 Strategic Plan as it develops, delivers, supports and sustains the war-winning platforms and capabilities our warfighters need to succeed.
Skills employed during last year’s exercise, such as simultaneously flying combat sorties from multiple locations and recovering and restoring an air base, were some of the exercise objectives.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin presented the 2022 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to Maj. Brady J. Augustin, during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
The VRRAD program is a strategic enabler to embrace experienced talent, tapping into a valuable resource of retired members to fill critical roles to close the gap against our peer competitors.
The 908th Airlift Wing has an active-duty associate mission partner on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama for the first time. Detachment 3 of the 58th Operations Group had an official activation ceremony Jan. 31, 2024, on Maxwell.
The 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, received the Air Force Historical Foundation’s 2023, James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award, Jan. 23.
Joint Base San Antonio and the 502nd Air Base Wing will host funeral services for Robert D. Gaylor, the fifth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, on Feb. 10 at JBSA-Lackland and the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
This week's look around the Air Force highlights an effort to provide better healthcare solutions for recruiters in remote locations, an upgrade to explosive ordnance disposal robots, and testing of a new ejection seat configuration for the new T-7A trainer aircraft.
The exercise is the first of its kind from the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, which conducts warfighter-centric live and virtual operational test and evaluation, tactics development and advanced training to optimize Air Force capabilities and prepare Airmen for joint, all-domain combat operations.
The 805th CTS, or ShOC-N, executed their annual capstone by experimenting with and developing TTPs for integrated two-way kill-chain automation between the operational and tactical C2 including battle management levels, to create competitive advantages for the U.S., its allies and partners.
Department of the Air Force senior leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Quality of Life Panel on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Air Force’s top leaders attended the reception and screening, such as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and commanders of Air Force major commands around the globe.
Col. Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton, 96th Operations Group commander at Eglin AFB and Air Force AI test and operations chief, discusses the current state of AI within the Air Force, ongoing research, development and testing and AI’s place in building the force of the future.
The eWAPS platform is a collaborative effort between the Air Force, the Personnel Data Research Institute and PearsonVUE. Airmen participating in the 2024 technical sergeant and staff sergeant promotion cycles will be the first to use this system.
Hundreds of pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the 388th Fighter Wing have deployed to Nellis Air Force Base for Red Flag 24-1 with more than a dozen F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill AFB, Utah.
Senegalese Armed Forces personnel successfully concluded the final phase of Aeromedical Evacuation Teams training at Ouakam Air Base Jan. 26.
This week's look around the Air Force highlights the life and legacy of the fifth CMSAF, a multinational exercise focuses on airborne integration in the Pacific and DoD expands a pilot program to renew USID cards online.
The PPTE is a competitive, acquisition-focused professional development program designed to grow partnership opportunities and increase communication between government and industry.
Hill Air Force Base Airmen practiced a combat operations tempo for aircraft operations and maintenance at Nellis AFB.
Airmen assigned to the Creech Air Force Base shared their stories of resilience and dedication during Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Joanne S. Bass’s visit to the base, Jan. 9.
The AFWERX office allocated up to $18 million for AFGSC across the four solicitations and could add another $7 million if the two pending applications are selected.
This week’s Around the Air Force highlights civilian development opportunities, a new exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honoring the enlisted force and a bilateral paratrooper exercise in the Indo-Pacific region. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Milton Hamilton)
myDecs Reimagined, a new application on the myFSS platform, will be a single-page experience and allows ad-hoc routing to any myFSS user. The new application also eliminates the need for multiple screens found in the previous version.
Robert D. Gaylor, the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, passed away Jan. 17, at the age of 93.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Jan. 7, to get an up-close look at the wing’s mission, have lunch with outstanding performers and conduct an all call.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin presents five new additions to the CSAF Leadership Library.
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the Offices of Special Trial Counsel taking over prosecution for sexual assault and other serious crimes, reimbursing pet travel expenses for permanent change of station moves, and the Army Ranger School looking for Airmen and Guardian candidates.
The Department of the Air Force selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, as the preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus pending the outcome of a planned environmental impact analysis in 2025.Twelve KC-46As are expected to replace the aging A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and KC-135
Awarded for the “most meritorious flight of the year” by an Air Force individual, group, or organization, the Mackay Trophy is one of the longest-standing aviation awards in the nation having first been given to 2nd Lt. Henry H. ‘Hap’ Arnold in 1912.
More than 150 attendees gathered for the 2024 Women in Peace and Diplomacy event hosted by the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs at the Pentagon, Jan. 10.
The objective of the CDDAR exercise was to test participants’ response to a simulated in-flight emergency which required emergency power unit activation, an incapacitated pilot, and aircraft lift.
The OSTC will provide expert, independent and ethical representation of the United States in matters primarily involving victim-based offenses.
NMM was launched in January 2002 to connect people invested in the mentoring movement and to help people accomplish their personal and professional goals.
Civilian employees in the grades of GS-07 through GS-15 (and equivalents) may apply for more than 40 civilian development opportunities starting Jan. 10.
Chief Bass presents 5 new additions to the CMSAF Leadership Library including Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less; We Don't Want YOU, Uncle Sam: Examining the Military Recruiting Crisis with Generation Z; ColdFusion Presents: New Thinking; and more.
This year's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This annual feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights Gen. James Slife becoming the 41st Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Space Force and Space X launch the 7th mission of the X-37B, and two F-15EX Eagles arrive at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for testing.
Through the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Ranger Assessment Course, DAF candidates are taught, coached, tested and evaluated for nomination to the grueling 62-day Ranger School experience.
The Defense Travel Management Office announced a new policy to cover pet travel expenses, including pet transportation and quarantine fees, in June 2023.
A new exhibit highlighting the Department of the Air Force’s enlisted personnel is the newest permanent exhibit at the national museum of the USAF.
Air Force Gen. Jim Slife formally received his fourth star during a ceremony celebrating his promotion and new position as the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Dec. 29 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.
The Air Force selected 519 active-duty officers for promotion to lieutenant colonel and major during recent CY23A central selection boards.
The Air Force’s two newest fighters, F-15EX Eagle IIs, known as EX3 and EX4 touched down at Eglin Air Force Base, Dec. 20.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall delivers his holiday message.
DAF senior leaders and their spouses deliver a holiday message to Airmen, Guardians and civilian teammates.
The AI developed in this joint research is expected to be applied to UAVs operated alongside Japan’s next fighter aircraft.
CMSAF Bass and senior leaders visited Keesler Air Force Base touring facilities and recognizing Airmen for their excellent performance.
The Spark Tank team presented the top 15 ideas identified through pairwise voting and subject matter expert evaluations from this year’s pool of submissions. DAF senior leaders convened to review and discuss the merits of each idea, reaching consensus to identify Spark Tank 2024’s six finalists.
The Air Force’s new bird of prey, the T-7 Red Hawk, arrived at Eglin Dec. 15, 2023 to begin a series of climate testing at Eglin’s McKinley Climatic Lab.
The United States Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force recently demonstrated their commitment to a strong partnership through the Enlisted Professional Military Education, or EPME, exchange initiative.
A hackathon is an innovation event commonly employed by technology companies in which teams develop prototypes in response to enterprise challenges associated with data.
Edwin H. Oshiba, Department of the Air Force Deputy assistant secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment was awarded the 2023 Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service in November.
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights Operation Christmas Drop 2023, a humanitarian event that brings the U.S. and partner nations together to deliver essentials to remote islands in the Indo-Pacific region.
The U.S. and Royal Australian Air Forces teamed up to train at Exercise Global Dexterity 23-2 at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland, Australia, Nov. 27 - Dec. 8, 2023.
The ICBM Modernization Directorate will oversee and coordinate the deployment of the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system and the retirement of the LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM weapon system.
The visit aimed to strengthen the U.S.-Thailand alliance and advance shared security interests in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
During his visit with the first Airmen to deploy under the new AFFORGEN model, Kendall learned about how Airmen and Guardians are delivering capabilities, developing critical relationships with allies and partners and supporting the enduring defense initiatives throughout the region.
FWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory is accepting applications for its upcoming spring Traditional Fellowship Program through Jan. 5.
OTS-V provides a competency-based course designed to develop warrior-minded leaders of character committed to the Air Force oath, values and creed.
Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi was selected to be the 20th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
The Department of the Air Force released its report on the results of an Air Force Inspector General investigation in response to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by an individual at the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the new Student Success Center fosters academic achievement for Airmen and Guardians, two incentives aim to retain active-duty aviators and rated officers, and a trilateral initiative advances the Space Force’s radar capability for deep space.
F-35 maintenance experts here are taking on a seemingly impossible task – stitching two mishap damaged aircraft together into a restored, fully operational F-35A Lighting II.
The standdown will provide time and space for a thorough investigation to determine causal factors and recommendations to ensure the Air Force CV-22 fleet returns to flight operations.
AFIMSC is playing a critical role in executing the multiyear beddown of the B-21 Raider for the Air Force.
After days of intensive, 24/7 search and rescue operations for eight Airmen following the CV-22 mishap off the shore of Yakushima Island, Japan, the U.S. military transitioned search and rescue operations to search and recovery operations.
Bass visited the world’s premier fighter wing at Luke Air Force Base, Dec. 1. The 56th Fighter Wing is dedicated to training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen.
The implementation of new programs allowed the team to continue contributing to the McConnell and Air Force missions. Agencies from around the base discussed these programs and how they help members connect with others within their career field and across the base.
Air Force officials have selected 506 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,249 eligible for a selection rate of 22.5 percent in the 23E9 promotion cycle, which includes supplemental promotion opportunities.
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.
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.
Travis AFB airspace considerations
Travis airspace needs considered
Travis Air Force Base State of the Base
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences President Tours DGMC
60th MXS and 349th MXS perform bag lift
Travis SPRIINGs into total force spouse initiative
DAF members recognized during BEYA STEM awards
Around the Air Force: Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition
AFWERX showcases innovation at AFA Warfare Symposium; Spark Tank Finalist voting open until March 21
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AMC to host aviation industry forum, solve production challenges
DAF senior enlisted advisors discuss Airmen, Guardians in the fight
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