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Default Air Force Logo AF presents fiscal year 2018 budget
The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president's budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings.
0 5/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: Pilot training
This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at the history of the Air Force's Pilot Training Program, from its humble beginnings in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to its modern day pursuit of air superiority.
0 5/22
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discusses the national pilot sourcing with airline executives at the National Pilot Sourcing Meeting in Alexandria, Va., May 18, 2017. The meeting was held to discuss opportunities to improve collaboration between airlines and the military to ensure high-quality pilots for the need of the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae) Goldfein meets with airline executives
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein hosted a National Pilot Sourcing Meeting with airline executives to discuss the national pilot shortage in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18, 2017.
0 5/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
0 5/19
2017
Air Force birthday celebration continues with the Air Force Band's summer series Heritage to Horizons at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., May 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Heritage to Horizons celebrates 70 years of AF dominance
As the sun set across the Arlington, Virginia, skyline May 18, 2017, the Air Force kicked off its Heritage to Horizons summer concert series at the Air Force Memorial in honor of the service’s 70th anniversary.
0 5/18
2017
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel service greets Rep. Michael Coffman, R-Colo., the chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee before testifying on military personnel posture May 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Grosso testified with Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, the U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs; Navy Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the U.S. Navy Chief of naval personnel; and Army Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, the U.S. Army director of Army aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) AF to Congress: Readiness depends on strong, resilient force
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on Air Force personnel posture before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., May 17.
0 5/18
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces May 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  With Wilson were Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the Space and Missile Systems Center commander; Gen. John Raymond, the Air Force Space Command commander and Cristina Chapin, the General Accounting Office director of acquisition and sourcing management. The committee examined military space organization, policy, and programs.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senior leaders discuss US space posture
On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs.
0 5/18
2017
The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 April 18, 2017, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 11:11 a.m. ET. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission
Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
0 5/18
2017
Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, receives the Koren Kolligian Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Andy Morataya) C-130 pilot receives 60th Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presented the 2016 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, at the Pentagon, May 17, 2017, for not only saving the lives of five crewmembers, but also identifying a worldwide C-130 propeller issue.
0 5/17
2017
Newly sworn Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson thanks family, friends and colleagues during her ceremonial oath of office as the 24th Air Force secretary, at the Pentagon event, May 16, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Mattis welcomes new SecAF home
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremoniously swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon May 16, 2017.
0 5/16
2017
An F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England April 15, and two forward deployed to Bulgaria for a brief time to engage in familiarization training within the European theater while reassuring allies and partners of U.S. dedication to the enduring peace and stability of the region. The F-35s are assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron and are supported by total force Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Air Force to Release F-35 Weight Restrictions
Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope.
0 5/15
2017
Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) AF announces Squadron Revitalization Idea Site
Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017.
0 5/15
2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) AFLCMC awards major long range radar contract
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded the Raytheon Company a $52.6 million contract May 11, 2017, for the three-dimensional expeditionary long-range radar system.
0 5/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo Be thankful for contributions of military spouses
In my nearly 20 years of military service, I have moved 12 times. It is more frequent than most service members, but yet not that unusual. Along the way in my career, I picked up a spouse. She has moved a total of nine times in our 13 years of marriage. Our children are just breaking into double digits and they have moved six times
0 5/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo Accelerating hypersonics development
On May 3, 2017, Air Force senior leaders met to consider options to accelerate hypersonics research and development to break even more speed barriers and ensure continued technological superiority. Hypersonics refers to flying at five times the speed of sound, also known as “Mach 5,” or higher.
0 5/09
2017
Heather Wilson was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Air Force by the Senate May 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary
Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
The Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 lands at NASA 's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., May 7, 2017. Managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the X-37B program is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft that performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 lands at Kennedy Space Center
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Mike, Master Sgt. Alex and Master Sgt. Mike stand next to a T-6A Texan II parked on the flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, May 4, 2017. They completed undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft training May 5 and are the first Air Force enlisted Airmen to train as pilots since World War II. Master Sgt. Mike was a distinguished graduate in the URT class of 20 including 17 commissioned officers. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young) First group of enlisted Airmen complete RPA training program
The first three NCOs have completed the Air Force’s undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft training program here May 5, 2017, and one was a distinguished graduate.
0 5/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Squadron Initiative: Arming Airmen for 21st century battle
The Air Force cyber landscape of today is not the same as 10 or even five years ago; every Air Force core mission is impacted and connected by cyber. In response, the service has created the Cyber Squadron Initiative.
0 5/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Total force development services now in a single-point center
The Air Force has consolidated all total force development services and resources to a single-point center. All Airmen (active duty, Reserve, Guard and civilian) will now be able to fully utilize all force development resources through the virtual force development center.
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2017
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