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Twenty members from Yokota Air Base attended the Defense and Security Equipment International Japan exhibition March 16, in Tokyo, to seek out new, cutting-edge technology in a trip organized by YokoWERX.
The DAF approved several uniform initiatives for implementation effective April 1.
The Department of the Air Force’s top civilian and military leaders spoke with defense experts and industry partners during the 14th annual McAleese Defense Programs Conference March 15.
CMSAF Bass and other Air Force senior leaders visited the Airmen of the 90th Missile Wing.
Air Force senior leaders from the active-duty, Reserve, Guard, and department civilians spoke at a Department of the Air Force Total Force Integration, or TFI, symposium.
The Department of the Air Force selected Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to host the Joint Integrated Test and Training Center, which is the first center capable of joint and multinational force training.
The Female Fitment Program continues to influence daily life and duty for female Airmen, moving history forward for generations of women.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. hosted Qatar Emiri Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Jassim Al-Mannai for an official counterpart visit March 16 to further deepen the strong U.S.-Qatar defense and security partnership.
Air Combat Command recently announced the 2023 ACC demonstration team pilots.
U.S. Air Force aircraft from Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska and Kadena Air Base, Japan traveled to Clark Air Base, Philippines to integrate and train with Philippine air force 5th Fighter Wing counterparts.
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, Secretary Kendall talks about modernization and the pacing challenge the U.S. faces with China, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. announces the Future Operating Concept and a recruitment incentive program for enlisted ranks is revived.
The summit will cover current and future modeling and simulation activities and how they support the fusion of air and space, as well as their impact on multi-domain operations to cultivate a distinct M&S community culture.
Allied and partner Air Chiefs came together on Ramstein Air Base for the bi-annual NATO Air Chiefs’ Symposium on March 16.
With a core headquarters team of 13 augmented by a network of more than 250 change agents across the command, CDX achieves its mission by leveraging the ideas and innovations driven by Airmen and civilians across the enterprise.
Exercise Agile Reaper 23-1, an Agile Combat Employment exercise that took place on Guam and Tinian, recently concluded.
White Stag is a wing level exercise implemented as a self-evaluation, validating the wing’s Full Spectrum Readiness and ability to deploy, operate and sustain rapid global mobility in any contested environment.
Congratulations to the 1,629 master sergeants selected for senior master sergeant in the 23E8 promotion cycle.
While researching unconscious gender bias, one AMC commander came up with the idea to remove a legacy marker once intended to secure appropriate lodging and readiness items for female crew members.
The $259.3 billion proposal that Congress will now consider for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 includes $185.1 billion for the Air Force and $30 billion for the Space Force.
Registration is now open for this four-day gathering of the nation’s top artificial intelligence and data experts.
Agile Flag is the latest U.S. Air Force investment in capabilities that enables Lead Wings to operate at the speed, scope, complexity, and scale needed in a modern-day threat environment.
Maintainers and engineers from the C-5 System Program Office began to incorporate 3D-printed parts in C-5M Super Galaxy maintenance last month.
The 156th Wing operated as an expeditionary air base during U.S. Southern Command’s large-scale multinational exercise Operation Forward Tiger 2023.
President of the United States Joe Biden has selected the livery design for the "Next Air Force One," VC-25B, a design that will closely resemble the livery of the current Air Force One, VC-25A, while also modernizing for the 21st century.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, a new prototype Airborne Battle Management aircraft is ordered, the Air Force announces new privacy protections for pregnant Airmen and policies for non-covered reproductive health care, and U.S. Air Forces Africa sponsors a meeting of African Air Chiefs.
The Air Force is reinstating the Enlisted College Loan Repayment Program to align enlistment incentives with sister services and further enhancing its current recruitment strategy.
The Department of Defense collaborated with the Military Women’s Memorial to host a Women, Peace and Security panel, March 6, in Arlington.
The Defense Department participated in the 2023 Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition and Airshow to highlight the importance of our strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific.
Six Spark Tank finalist teams presented their ideas at the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Warfare Symposium.
The panel, titled the “Enlisted Imperative,” highlighted the changing operational environment, ways Airmen and Guardians are critical to maintaining air and space dominance, and efforts to recruit and retain the best members.
The panel, titled “Logistics on the Attack,” was a conversation about the buildup and sustainment of materiel necessary to “set the theater” for the successful delivery of logistics effects.
The Department of the Air Force launched a toolkit March 8, providing a supplemental resource for commanders to tailor training specifically oriented to the United States’ pacing challenge.
Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, spoke about the AFGSC mission at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Warfare Symposium.
In celebration of Women's History Month, top women military leaders discussed the importance of recruiting and retaining the best and most competent personnel in the military.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. delivers his keynote speech “Airmen in the Fight” during the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Warfare Symposium.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman delivered his keynote address during the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Warfare Symposium.
Department of the Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall offered a report card March 7 during a major address at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium.
CSAF signed the Air Force Future Operating Concept, ensuring long-range planning is intentionally linked to the Joint Warfighting Concept.
Senior leaders from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force spoke during a panel titled “Warfighting on the Homefront” at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium.
Prospective Airmen and others with questions about joining the Air Force now have a biweekly, online resource for getting news and information.
The Air Force Services Center will begin rolling out the first leg of a new free BMX stunt tour to five installations in the month of March with an expected expansion to additional installations as the schedule progresses.
The Tactical Trauma Reaction and Evacuation Crossover Course, or TTREX, is designed to test and validate Individual Critical Task Lists and the Comprehensive Medical Readiness Program for military medical personnel.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, a special event inspires current and future Airmen, Cyber Focus Teams help bake-in protection for weapons systems, and poppy seed products can cause a false positive on drug testing.
This year’s African Air Chiefs Symposium was enhanced for the first time by panelists from Malawi, Benin, Senegal, Tunisia and Ghana and spoke on initiatives impacting recruitment, challenges they face and areas of improvement for each respective country.
Throughout the upcoming months, a Barriers to Service Cross-Functional Team is examining existing policies and procedures to ensure they reflect the service members needed for the future.
The Senegalese Air Force, along with the Association of African Air Forces sponsored by U.S. Air Forces Africa, officially kicked off the 12th annual African Air Chiefs Symposium with an opening ceremony, Feb. 28, in Dakar.
The 109th AW, Stratton Air National Guard base in Scotia, New York, deployed two LC-130 Hercules aircraft and 60 Airmen to Resolute Bay in Canada’s northern Arctic territories to act as tactical airlift support for the Canadian exercise.
The Department of the Air Force awarded The Boeing Company a contract to begin work on the E-7A weapon system, which is slated to replace the E-3 AWACS.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe, in coordination with U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command facilitated the delivery of the Defense Department provided field hospital.
The DAF has issued guidance implementing DoD policies outlining privacy of command notification of pregnancy, administrative absence for non-covered reproductive health care and unit-funded travel for those seeking non-covered reproductive health care.
The Secretary of the Air Force Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the third annual Department of the Air Force Virtual Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium March 8-10.
The U.S. Air and Space Forces have partnered on the course that will instruct Guardians on test and evaluation processes for robust and methodical system testing of space-flight equipment.
The Forward Arming and Refueling Point mission enables aircraft supporting combat operations to refuel much closer to their area of operation, saving a significant amount of time.
Silver Falcon, a bilateral exercise with Cypriot partners, is intended to prepare U.S. forces to exercise emergency response procedures to include support to noncombatant evacuation operations.
The Department of the Air Force has issued guidance on removal of adverse actions and handling of Religious Accommodation Requests related to refusal of COVID-19 vaccinations effective Feb. 24.
The Department of The Air Force and the Black/African American Employment Strategy Team hosted a Black History Month event at the General Jacob E. Smart Conference Center.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Servicemember Civil Relief Act provides new protections for their personal finances, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones steps down, and Vice Chief’s Challenge is looking to improve ACE.
The Secretary of the Air Force met with representatives from local advocacy groups to discuss the Air Force's commitment to addressing a recent fuel leak at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex.
VirVirtual reality goggles and body worn sensors are helping to take technical training to the next level at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy.
Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, AFGSC commander, approved a comprehensive study design by the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to conduct a formal assessment that addresses specific cancer concerns.
Airmen assigned to Joint Base San Antonio’s 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, in coordination with the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency, prepared approximately 68 short tons of medical equipment for movement to Incirlik Air Base, Türkiye, in less than 48 hours.
Recent data suggests that certain poppy seed varieties may have higher codeine contamination that previously reported.
Airmen and Guardians may now vote for one of the top six selected ideas in Spark Tank, the Department of the Air Force’s capstone innovation campaign.
The weeklong biennial exhibition is Asia’s largest aviation event and hosts government delegations and corporate executives from 26 countries.
‘Accelerating the Legacy’ is an annual event hosted by Joint Base Charleston that honors the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen by developing today’s aviators and empowering the next generation of Airmen and aviators.
The 505th Command and Control Wing’s 705th Training Squadron incorporated a Kessel Run application into the curriculum of their Lead Wing Command and Control Course this past January.
For the first time, this year’s contest includes both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.
The capabilities that special warfare graduates provide are as needed today as ever before. That reality is the reason program leaders are working hard to attract a group of candidates who are broad, diverse and committed.
This week’s look around the Air Force looks at how Airmen are playing a role in earthquake relief, Department of the Air Force personnel are recognized at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards, and recruiting rolls out a redesign of their website with the total force in mind. (Hosted by Senior
The DoD has released policies on command notification of pregnancy, administrative absence for non-covered reproductive health care, and travel allowances for non-covered reproductive health care.
During the training, Airmen from the 405th EAES reconfigured the C-130 from being able to load cargo to being prepped to hold multiple levels of stretchers, rising from the floor to the ceiling of the aircraft.
The goal of the DAF 2023 Vice Chief's Challenge is to find innovative responses to challenges affecting Agile Combat Employment.
The Department of the Air Force kicked off a $10 million next-generation energy performance contract that will deliver resilient and reliable energy at Hanscom Air Force Base Feb. 14.
The 805th Combat Training Squadron’s second ShOC-N Flag event instrumented battle management functions and processes, and operators interacting with software and data.
This test launch is part of routine and periodic activities intended to demonstrate that this U.S. nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable, and effective to deter twenty-first century threats and reassure our allies.
Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones will step down and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Kristyn E. Jones, will perform the duties of under secretary of the Air Force, effective March 6.
A group from the 412th Operations Group representing Edwards Air Force Base traveled on a C-12 Huron to the California Aeronautical University Aviation career day to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.
Since Department of Defense support to U.S. Agency for International Development for earthquake relief to Türkiye began, the 728th Air Mobility Squadron has offloaded 5,764 tons of equipment and supplies from aircraft in coordination with 39th Operational Support Squadron, as of Feb. 12.
Medic-X is a program implemented in the 49th MDG last year and is designed to train Airmen from different medical careers to provide potentially life-saving measures in emergency situations and relief in daily operations.
The two-week engagement provided a platform for the CSELs to discuss Agile Combat Employment across the Nordic nations, explore multinational, professional military education exchange opportunities and discuss the operational environment in the High North.
This week’s look around the Air Force includes a pilot program to help spouses find employment while stationed overseas, a new ROTC scholarship aids cadets in their last two years of college, and an experiment improves the ability to predict space weather. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Kahdija Slaughter)
Airmen from Beale Air Force Base visited a California intermediate school as part of Project Quesada, an initiative to reach more minority students for pilot and STEM career field opportunities within the U.S. Air Force.
Airmen from the 819th RED HORSE Squadron out of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mo., traveled to the Philippines to work alongside their Philippine Air Force counterparts in a Field Training Event, Jan. 23 through Feb. 3.
Both uniformed and civilian members of the Air Force and Space Force will be recognized during the 18th Annual Stars and Stripes Awards Dinner for their accomplishments and contributions in STEM-related fields over the past year.
The leaders discussed strengthening U.S.-U.K. cooperation on a range of shared air and space priorities.
Dover Air Force Base provided support to response efforts in Turkiye following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has had devastating impacts in Turkiye and Syria.
The 412th Test Wing unveiled a new solar facility on the northwest corner of Edwards Air Force Base, Feb. 2. The facility, built in collaboration with Terra-Gen LLC, is a result of the Edwards Solar Enhance Use Lease Project.
Air Combat Command selected five units to serve as test beds for the Air Force’s new deployment model in January 2022 and these units, designated as “lead wings,” were tasked to figure out how to rapidly generate combat power as a deployed force anytime, anywhere.
The Second Air Force is moving toward a sixth-generation learning environment across its five technical training wings.
The site builds upon the existing design and infrastructure of airforce.com while consolidating important information about joining the Air Force’s active component, Air National Guard, or Air Force Reserve into a single, integrated website
B-1B Lancers assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, landed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 1.
The 317th Airlift Wing supported Battalion Mass Tactical Week at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Jan. 22-28. BMTW is a week of training simulating a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command 24-hour response scenario.
President Joe Biden ordered the action on Wednesday, but it was delayed until the balloon was over water off the coast of South Carolina to ensure no Americans on the ground were harmed.
The 40th Helicopter Squadron instructor pilot with almost 1,300 flight hours under his belt will move in August with his family to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, to join the 2024 academic class.
This week’s look around the Air Force includes the first Department of the Air Force research partnership with Howard University, the Overseas Housing Allowance Survey, and the SecAF orders a 90-day review of support for victims of domestic violence. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Eric Mann)
Students from Air Command and Staff College and Air War College gathered to exchange perspectives on the keys to bolstering military resilience.
The General Officer Inspire Program is a diversity outreach initiative for general officers to engage with youth and youth influencers (parents, teachers, coaches, civic/community leaders, etc.) to increase diversity in the Air Force's flying community.
Direct-hire authority enables an agency to hire any qualified applicant through an expedited hiring process that eliminates many of the traditional steps, including consideration of competitive rankings and ratings.
Airmen from PACAF travelled to the Philippines to conduct Subject Matter Expert Exchanges with Philippine Air Force airmen.
Part of the Crowd-Sourced Flight Data program, MUSTANGS is a mobile vehicle that can download, process, and offload important data from Quick Reaction Instrumentation Package-equipped aircraft without the need for fixed, operational test infrastructure.
The Air Force has a new policy allowing pregnant aircrew members to voluntarily continue to fly, and Maj. Lauren Olme is one of the many people benefiting from the change in policy.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presents five new additions to the CSAF Leadership Library.
The Air Force will conduct its next “BRAVO” hackathon in March, and any U.S. citizen may apply.
Air Force senior leaders introduced the Charles McGee Leadership award, enabling all eligible AFROTC cadets to qualify for a new $18K tuition/$10K housing scholarship.
More than 2,000 small business, academic and government officials gathered Jan. 24-26 in San Antonio for Innovation Industry Days.
On a cold, drizzly day in December, Arnold Air Force Base team members ventured into a wet, muddy cave to add to the data concerning white nose syndrome and tricolored bats.
The secretary of the Air Force directed a 90-day cross-functional review Jan. 25 to comprehensively assess how domestic violence victims are supported in the Department of the Air Force.
The strategy promotes a strong, dynamic, and robust small business industrial base by focusing on reducing barriers to entry, increasing set-aside competitions, and leveraging programs to grow the industrial base.
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the 100th birthday of the Museum of the U.S. Air Force, a new app feature that lets everyone help with recruiting, and Special Ops goes north to train in arctic conditions.
During the visit, the senior leaders flew on AFSOC aircraft and attended demonstrations illustrating AFSOC's capabilities and adaptability to the future operational environment.
Southern Beach provides U.S. and Japanese personnel the opportunity to integrate as an allied force to better understand each other’s strengths, practice fluidity and execute the mission of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
One of the U.S. Air Force’s most legendary—as well as courageous and inspirational—Airmen, CMSgt (retired) Paul Kerchum has been laid to rest.
The 423rd Training Squadron from the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School incorporated the KingFish Agile Combat Employment game as the capstone exercise for AMC’s Rapid Global Mobility Course 3.
The Air Force has selected Howard University to lead a university affiliated research center.
The 210th Rescue Squadron and the U.S. Coast Guardsmen of Maritime Security Response Team West teamed up for recent training
The team spent their time in Alaska operating out of Camp Mad Bull, a training area on JBER designed to provide realistic austere operating conditions to test unit capabilities.
Pacific Air Forces deployed a joint team of subject matter experts to Kunsan Air Base, conducting the major command’s first test and validation of counter-chemical warfare tactics, techniques and procedures.
The 374th Mission Support Group and 730th Air Mobility Squadron assisted the USSF Space Systems Command to deliver the first of two payloads on Japan’s Geo-based Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, Jan. 17.
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the new Body Composition Program, DAF civilians can self-nominate for developmental opportunities, and upgrades for the F-35 are undergoing tests.
Air Force Recruiting Service updated their Aim High application to allow any app user to assist in the Air Force’s recruiting efforts.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited the Defense Department’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center at Patrick Space Force Base Jan. 18 to learn more about how the organization performs its global mission.
WEPTAC is Air Combat Command’s annual pinnacle of tactics and warfare with a charge to accelerate the modernization and development of solutions for the joint employment of forces across the range of Air Force core warfighting functions.
The leaders exchanged views on the regional security situation and agreed on the importance of deepening both bilateral and multilateral cooperation in pursuit of common objectives.
Maryland ANG's 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron became the first cyber operators in the ANG to certify a Cyber Protection Team using their weapon system on a live base network during real-world missions.
CSAF, CMSAF visited the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The goal of the trip was to highlight the Air Force’s continued commitment to building trust and interoperability with regional partners and to show support for Airmen serving in the AOR.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader. This year, the MLK Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 16 as a way to channel King’s life and teachings into community action.
As PACAF’s Australian Deputy Commander, or DCOM as known in Air Force vernacular, Air Vice-Marshal Newman works alongside U.S. Air Force DCOM counterpart, Lt. Gen. James Jacobson, to assist management of the command and help lead a force of nearly 46,000 people across the Indo-Pacific.
The AFMC plan directly aligns to the seven DAF Operational Imperatives and focuses on critical organize, train and equip functions and capabilities delivered through an integrated center construct across the materiel lifecycle.
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights updates to the Parental Leave policy, allowing officer selection boards to see a candidate’s advanced degrees, and a training jump in Japan that includes paratroopers from the U.S., U.K., Australia and Japan.
The African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership, established in 2015, is a Department of State-directed initiative centered on generating the capability to rapidly deploy peacekeeping operations on the continent.
The memoranda mandating Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel be vaccinated against COVID-19 was rescinded Jan. 10.
This shift will align the department with sister services and other government organizations, while also focusing on employees’ unique expertise rather than their pay plan.
The development and leadership programs offered through CD are mapped to the Department of the Air Force’s institutional competencies, which are key to ensuring all Airmen and Guardians can operate successfully in a constantly changing environment.
A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 Lightning II in the Technology Refresh 3 configuration Jan. 6 at Edwards Air Force Base
The DAF values mentorship as an enterprise imperative and is committed to increasing deliberate mentoring for Total Force Airmen and Guardians.
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass presents three new additions to the CMSAF Leadership Library: "The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order," "Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology," "2034: A Novel of the Next World War," "Ender's
The exercise marked the largest C-17 launch ever from a single base and demonstrated the wing’s ability to rapidly generate and project overwhelming airpower alongside joint partners.
Both the Air and Space Forces released the new Waist-to-Height Ratio BCP policy in January, with assessments to begin April 2023.
Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones got a look at various organizations and missions during a daylong tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Jan. 9.
The DAF’s Advanced Battle Management System program awarded a $112 million contract to Science Applications International Corporation as the ABMS cloud-based command and control software integrator.
Military Parental Leave for Airmen and Guardians will expand to 12 weeks after convalescent leave for birth parents and 12 weeks for non-birth parents, including adoptive parents and eligible foster parents, effective Dec. 27, 2022.
Roughly 400 paratroopers participated in the event jumping from three U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, one C-130H Hercules and one C-2 Greyhound assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
The 436th Operations Group employed an Instructor Enrichment Program, or IEP, at Dover Air Force Base, Jan. 6.
The 430th EECS is the only unit in the U.S. Air Force that operates the E-11A aircraft with the Battlefield Airborne Communication Node payload, supporting warfighters who conduct around the clock operations in the CENTCOM area of operation.
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.
More than 2,500 uniformed and civilian Airmen and Guardians participated in a series of Cross-Cultural Mentoring Panels in 2022, which emphasized inclusivity, growth and greater understanding of mentoring relationships across all demographic groups.
Embracing MCA, a defender and a client systems technician from the 443rd AES became skilled in communication capabilities and setting up technical communication equipment, taking it upon themselves to become proficient in skills they traditionally wouldn’t have been required to learn.
The First Flight Society recently hosted a celebration recognizing the 119th anniversary of the first powered and controlled flight, the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the induction of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine. The event took place at the
The goal of the Force Development Environment Assessment is to provide senior leaders with the most probable factors impacting the future of force development to help accelerate the change needed to produce combat-credible warfighters through education and training.
The Alaska Air National Guard evacuated a pregnant woman in distress on Christmas Eve.
The change will apply to all eligible DAF officers and allow promotion board members to consider an officer’s acquisition of valued expertise as one of many whole person concept considerations.
The Department of the Air Force Fisher House Program provides housing to military and veterans during difficult times.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. visited 48th Fighter Wing Airmen to thank them for standing watch during the holiday season.
The 505th Command and Control Wing’s 805th Combat Training Squadron, also known as the Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, hosted a classified Industry Day at Nellis Air Force Base.
This week’s look around the Air Force, highlights the 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop, a humanitarian event that brings U.S. and partner nations together to provide food, tools and clothing to more than 56 remote islands in the South-Eastern Pacific. (Hosted by Tech Sgt. Eric Mann)
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited Airmen and allies at Łask Air Base, Poland, Dec. 19.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall selected Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, as the preferred location to replace its eight C-130Hs with eight C-130Js.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. traveled to Lithuania Dec. 20-21 and met with Lithuanian Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Valdemaras Rupšys and Air Force Commander Col. Antanas Matutis.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. traveled to Latvia Dec. 19-20 and met with Latvia’s Minister of Defense Inara Murniece, Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Leonīds Kalniņš, and Air Force Commander Col. Viesturs Masulis.
Every day of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command defends North America using an all-domain and globally integrated approach to track everything that flies in and around Canada and the United States. On Dec. 24 each year, NORAD adds a special mission: tracking Santa.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. traveled to Poland Dec. 18-19, where he met with leaders, underscoring Poland's role as a critical NATO ally, discussed aspects of their strong bilateral defense relationship and additional areas of mutual interest.
The Air Force Research Laboratory has partnered with the Nano Bio-Materials Consortium and Case Western Reserve University to create wearable sensors that measure biomarkers in Airmen and Guardians.
Exercise Swift Strike aims to strengthen interoperability for American and Canadian air controllers and air battle managers.
AFE Airmen maintain, inspect and repair all flight equipment for the 25th and 36th Fighter Squadrons, enabling pilots to successfully complete their missions and return home safely.
The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing recently hosted the second iteration of Pacific Edge. The training event culminated in a variety of fourth and fifth-generation fighter and command-and-control aircraft from three U.S. service branches and the Royal Australian Air Force.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Gen. Anthony Cotton takes command of USSTRATCOM while Gen. Thomas Bussiere becomes commander of AFGSC, Minuteman III launch control centers get tech upgrades, and a WWII ace fighter pilot is honorarily promoted.
The Department of the Air Force has implemented a central fund for reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
Five partner nation air forces worked together to deliver essential supplies to island communities in the western Pacific as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2022.
The Airmen earned the awards for their support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, which provided close-air support for 2,000 Americans evacuating the embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August 2021.
The Five and Thrive initiative focuses on safe and affordable housing, medical care, spouse employment, education and childcare.
Gen. Anthony J. Cotton becomes USSTRATCOM's eighth commander, highlighting the enduring stability of the nation's strategic enterprise during a time of increased global pressure and reliance on a safe, reliable, and effective nuclear deterrent.
Lt. Gen. Tony Bauernfeind assumed command of Air Force Special Operations Command during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field Dec. 9.
A B-52H Stratofortress successfully released the first All-Up-Round AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon off the Southern California coast, Dec. 9.
At the all-call, Brown addressed the National Defense Strategy, agile combat employment, multi-capable Airmen, and the spectrum of resiliency.
Brown’s visit to Goodfellow AFB included a mission brief and all-call with the 17th Training Wing, a small-group lunch with Airmen, a discussion of ongoing community partnership initiatives and visits to the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy and Moser-Flynn Hall Intelligence Campus.
Forensic Science consultants at the 4th Field Investigations Squadron in Vogelweh Cantonment, Germany, recently participated in a crime scene exchange with the Georgian Military Police.
Will Rogers ANGB will receive 28 AT-802Us and about 80 personnel to support the mission of the 310th Special Operations Squadron.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, new B-21 Raider long-range bomber rolls out for public view, Airmen fly the HEXA, an electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, and the Air Force Research Lab is creating a domestic supply of rubber for aircraft tires using dandelions.
Gen. Thomas Bussiere became the newest leader of the organization responsible for the nation's only intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic bomber forces.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2022 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing four facilities that demonstrate excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency.
Air Force officials have selected 514 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant, out of 2,526 eligible, for a selection rate of 20.34 percent in the 22E9 promotion cycle, which includes supplemental promotion opportunities.
Current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel.
The ceremony was an opportunity to honor the 100-year-old World War II triple ace during the 75th anniversary year of the U.S. Air Force’s establishment as a military service.
As part of its effort to increase readiness and capability, the Air Force is working to introduce aerodynamic technologies on mobility aircraft to improve airflow, reduce maintenance issues, increase payload capability, and decrease fuel demand.
Four new command and control missions are coming to Robins Air Force Base, after the completion of two environmental assessments.
Less than two months following the establishment of Task Force 99, Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander, visited the team at their new location for a peek behind the curtain of the command’s innovation powerhouse Dec. 1.
Barksdale AFB personnel have successfully taken the first steps toward implementing the Air Force’s first air-launched hypersonic weapon. The Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, is scheduled to be operational as early as fall 2023.
A new software factory using the Department of Defense reference design has pushed the aircraft’s evolution further forward.
Travis AFB Airmen fuel the force
KC-10 Extender fuels way to Pacific
Travis Air Force Base conducts CBRNE training
Travis AFB Airman dead in San Jose
50th Anniversary of Operation Homecoming
18th Air Force Command Chief visits Travis
Yokota AB AFWERX team seeks to invest, innovate, inform
Air Force releases 102nd Uniform Board results for Airmen, Guardians
DAF leaders stress importance of transformation, partnerships, on-time appropriations
CMSAF engages with 90th MW Airmen
Air Force leaders discuss Total Force Integration during symposium
JB Elmendorf-Richardson selected to host new Joint Integrated Test and Training Center
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Click the logo above for more information about the Travis Air Force Base, California, Club Hub, which is designed to get Airmen together in group settings to know, learn, and have fun!
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