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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley (right) looks on as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations Kathleen Ferguson hands the signed proffer officially accepting the donation of a Fisher House to be built on Dover Air Force Base, Del., to the Fisher House Foundation Inc. Board of Trustees Chairman Mr. Kenneth Fisher Jan. 27, 2010, at the Pentagon. The Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) Secretary Donley announces location of newest Fisher House
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced Jan. 27 during a Pentagon ceremony that the next Fisher House will be established on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The house will provide lodging for families coming to the base to witness dignified transfers of their loved ones' remains at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center there. It
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2010
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley delivers his keynote address on air, space and cyberspace power in the 21st century Jan. 20, 2010, to attendees at the 38th Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash)

SecAF unveils service's game plan in future security environment
The Air Force's top civilian addressed Air, Space and Cyberspace Power in the 21st Century during his portion of the 38th Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy Jan. 20, here. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley noted the service's challenge to "plan for uncertainty in a complex security
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2010
Air transportation specialists with the 437th Aerial Port Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., work together Jan. 18, 2010, to load a pallet of food onto a C-17 Globemaster III from McChord AFB, Wash.  The pallet of food is part of a 116,000-pound shipment of food and water to aid victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Bowles) Secretary, chief of staff: Airmen integral to overall relief efforts
Since the startup of relief efforts following the earthquake in Haiti, active-duty, Air Guard and Reserve Airmen have been working around the clock to support aid missions to get people and supplies to the stricken island nation.Both the secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff are closely monitoring the humanitarian efforts
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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley officiates the oath of enlistment to graduates of Basic Military Training Jan. 8, 2010, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung) Air Force secretary visits Lackland, addresses priorities
The secretary of the Air Force toured Lackland Air Force Base and presided over the latest Basic Military Training graduation here Jan. 8.Secretary Michael Donley toured the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills and Training complex, talked to base Airmen and discussed some of his top priorities for 2010."This is the first-year anniversary of the
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2010
Default Air Force Logo SECAF outlines future, thanks Airmen during Kadena visit
Outlining the Air Force's future was the focus of Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley's Airmen's Call during his visit here Dec. 22, part of a six-base Pacific tour in which the secretary is reconnecting with the region and thanking Airmen serving overseas during this holiday season. The secretary touched on the many challenges the Air Force
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2009
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Airman Casey Hutcheson prepare to serve Christmas Day dinner at the Gingko Tree Dining Facility at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Dec. 25, 2009. Secretary Donley met with Airmen assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, 8th Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force and South Korean airmen during his two-day trip to the peninsula. Airman Hutcheson is assigned to the 51st Force Support Squadron at Osan AB.(U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Chris Hoyler) Secretary of the Air Force spends Christmas with Airmen in Korea
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley visited South Korea Dec. 24 and 25, meeting with Airmen at Osan Air Base and Kunsan Air Base for the first time since being appointed to the position. Secretary Donley said the Christmas Day stop at Osan was his first since 1991. "Osan is much more built up than I remember," Secretary Donley said. "The base
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2009
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley addresses more than
600 Airmen at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Dec. 18. Secretary Donley is touring the
Pacific region to visit Airmen and see how they are doing and Hawaii was his
first stop. He will visit Kadena, Yokota, Guam, Kunsan and Osan Air Bases
during his trip. (DoD photo/U.S.  Air Force Tech Sgt. Cohen A. Young) Air Force secretary visits Airmen at Hickam
As part of his six-base tour in Pacific Air Forces, Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley visited here Dec. 18 and spoke to Airmen about several Air Force issues. "I'm delighted to be here with Team Hickam and to reacquaint myself with the mission here," said Secretary Donley to more than 600 Airmen at an Airman's Call on Hickam's grassy
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2009
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the Air Force family holiday greetings and remind all to remember those who are apart from family and friends. (Air Force illustration/Billy Smallwood) Leaders send holiday greetings
The Air Force's top leaders send the Air Force family holiday greetings and remind all to remember those Airmen in harm's way apart from family and friends.  Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following: "During this holiday season,
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2009
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM-3 satellite lifts off from its Space Launch Complex-37 launch pad at 8:47 p.m. EST Dec. 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Courtesy photo) Air Force officials launch satellite to enhance military communications
Air Force officials successfully launched a new-generation military communications satellite from here at 8:47 p.m. EST Dec. 5 when a Delta IV rocket carried a Wideband Global SATCOM into space. WGS satellites are designed to provide high-capacity communications to U.S. military forces and the satellites will augment and eventually replace the
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2009
Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley delivered a key note speech regarding the service's future with special attention to the space mission at the 2009 Air Force Association Global Warfare Symposium Nov. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. At the conclusion of the two-day summit, the secretary outlined the service's space accomplishments during the last year, which included 65 space launch missions from nine ranges, examined the increasing role of space in the strategic environment, and the challenges and changes that lay ahead. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force secretary discusses state of force at Global Warfare Symposium
The Air Force's top civilian leader delivered a key note speech regarding the service's future with special attention to the space mission at the 2009 Air Force Association Global Warfare Symposium here Nov. 20. At the conclusion of the two-day summit, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley outlined the service's space accomplishments during the
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2009
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Republic of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean speak to the media after the Peace Carvin V inauguration ceremony Nov. 19, 2009 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Peace Carvin V detachment was established in October 2008 as the Air Force's 428th Fighter Squadron, and will operate up to 12 F-15SG fighter aircraft at the base for the next 25 years. The detachment of approximately 16 Airmen, 250 Republic of Singapore air force personnel, and 95 contractors to include pilots, weapons system officers and ground crew, will undergo air-to-air and air-to-ground training and development programs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Debbie Lockhart) Singapore celebrates partnership with Air Force
U.S. government and Republic of Singapore officials celebrated their partnership during the Peace Carvin V inauguration of the F-15SG fighter detachment Nov. 19 here.The ceremony honored the Peace Carvin V F-15 detachment known as the 428th Fighter Squadron, which will operate up to 12 F-15SG fighter aircraft at the base, and feature Singapore and
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2009
The Air Force's top leaders send the Air Force family a holiday safety message and remind all to celebrate responsibly. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Billy Smallwood)
Leaders send holiday safety message
The Air Force's top leaders send the Air Force family a holiday safety message and remind all to celebrate responsibly.Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz issued the following message: "Happy Holidays! Whether you are deployed, stationed overseas or living in the U.S., each of you should enjoy
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2009
Airmen gather to listen to the Secretary of the Air Force, Michael Donley, as he addresses the Air Force's top priorities at Luke Air Force Base, Nov. 18. Topics discussed included retirement of legacy fighters (F-16s), the Joint Strike Fighter F-35 short list, operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and Luke's modern day heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gary Mathieson) Air Force secretary visits Luke
The secretary of the Air Force visited Luke Air Force Base for the first time Nov. 18 and spoke to base members about the latest Air Force issues."I've been looking forward to visiting Luke for months," said Secretary Michael B. Donley said. "I wanted to personally meet the people that continue to make lasting contributions to our Air
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2009
To reinforce the service's commitment to protect Airmen and maintain a safe environment, senior leaders gathered for the 2009 Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Leader Summit Nov. 16, 2009, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force officials host Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Leader Summit
To reinforce the service's commitment to protect Airmen and maintain a safe environment, senior leaders gathered for the 2009 Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Leader Summit here Nov. 16.Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley, Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. William L. Shelton, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel
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2009
Air Force senior leaders recently completed a year-long comprehensive review of the requirements, contracting processes and tasks performed by senior advisers, and While the review did not find any ethical or legal concerns, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz want to ensure that Air Force practices are transparent and codified to avoid even the perception of impropriety. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force leaders reinforce senior adviser hiring guidance
Air Force senior leaders here recently completed a year-long comprehensive review of the requirements, contracting processes and tasks performed by senior advisers.While the review did not find any ethical or legal concerns, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz want to ensure that Air Force
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2009
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley (left) and Ronald A. Poussard stand with Diane Perry, recipient of the 2008 Air Force Small Business Champion Award, after the awards ceremony Nov. 17, 2009, in Arlington, Va. Ms. Perry received the award for her accomplishments as the small business specialist for Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Mr. Poussard is the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs director. (Courtesy photo) Air Force secretary presents small business achievement awards
The secretary of the Air Force presented the 2008 and 2009 Small Business Programs Special Achievement Awards at the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs Conference Nov. 17 here."Because of their size, these smaller companies have great advantages over their much larger competitors, namely innovation, agility, and efficiency," Secretary
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LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- First Lt. Megan Schafer (from left), Staff Sgt. Antwain Wright and Master Sgt. Scott Wagers show off different combinations of the new physical training uniform while jogging here during the wear-test phase.  The new uniform will be issued to Airmen serving in Southwest Asia first and phased into the rest of the force over the next three years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez) Air Force officials emphasize individual fitness responsibility
While Air Force commanders have the responsibility to maintain a unit fitness program, the new fitness Air Force instruction will better emphasize each Airman's responsibility to meet and maintain fitness standards, officials here said Nov. 13.Commanders and supervisors will continue to emphasize the importance of fitness and provide Airmen duty
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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz issued a Veterans Day message the expresses gratitude for all veterans, past and present. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force leaders issue joint Veterans Day message
The Air Force's top leaders remind the entire Air Force family that this holiday has a meaning beyond a "day off" from work in a Veterans Day message. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz issued the following message:Bound by common purpose and driven by singular valor, our nation's service men
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2009
The secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force salute the Marine Corps on its 234th birthday.  (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force leaders send birthday message to Marine Corps
The secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force salute the Marine Corps on its 234th birthday Nov. 10. Originally founded on Nov. 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was composed mainly of infantrymen serving aboard Navy ships. They were responsible primarily for the security of the ship and provided offensive and defensive boarding parties. They also
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1st Lt. Paul Padilla colors pictures with his son, August, in the arts section at the Airman and Family Readiness Center open house for Air Force Family Week Nov. 4, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Lieutenant Padilla is an 86th Air Evacuation Squadron flight nurse. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce) Ramstein officials celebrate Air Force Family Week
Ramstein Air Base officials held numerous events inviting active-duty, Guard and Reserve members as well as spouse and civilian employees to see firsthand some of the services available to them at the base's Airman and Family Readiness Center as part of Air Force Family Week Nov. 4 here. This year has been designated by the secretary and the chief
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