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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The subcommittee hearing was held to discuss the fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders continue to emphasize air and space priorities on Capitol Hill
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein briefed congressional leaders on the Senate’s Defense Appropriations Committee on the future of air and space power during testimony on Capitol Hill June 21.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 9
On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 31
On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, the secretary of the Air Force nominee, answers questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee and Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, answers questions from a House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel subcommittee in regard to the Air Force’s pilot shortage.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 14
On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright prepares to testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2017.  The CMSAF was joined by his service counterparts for the hearing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Wright: We must put Airmen, families first
When Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright received the title of the Air Force’s most senior enlisted Airman less than a month ago, he instantly became responsible for advocating the best interests of more than 398,000 total force enlisted Airmen and their families.
0 3/09
2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green before testifying at the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 2017. In his comments, Cody talked about compensation and growing the force.  This is the last Congressional hearing for Cody before he retires from the Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Cody testifies before SASC on importance of Airmen, families
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.
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2017
Gen. Robin Rand, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, testifies during a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing in Washington, D.C., July 14, 2016. In his testimony, Rand stressed the need to modernize and recapitalize the bomber and intercontinental ballistic missile legs of the U.S. nuclear triad in order to protect weapons system reliability and their survivability in anti-access, area denial environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux) Govt, military leaders testify on nuclear deterrent modernization plans
Key leaders in the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission testified in Washington, D.C., July 14 before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces about the importance of the nuclear triad and the growing need to modernize it.
0 7/18
2016
Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, receives a briefing at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind., April 23, 2016. Lengyel has been nominated to be the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and, if confirmed, would serve as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He testified at his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing June 21, 2016. (National Guard photo/Army Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Runser) National Guard chief nominee says new world requires agile forces
Today’s National Guard is in the best shape it’s been in for its almost 380 years of history, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee here June 21.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 21
In this look around the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination for Air Force chief of staff, and the new Blended Retirement System gives Airmen more retirement options.
0 6/21
2016
An F-35A Lightning II taxies from the runway onto the flightline after successfully completing a sortie Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy and Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan) F-35 program accelerating, at 'pivot point,' program chief tells Congress
The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a "pivot point" as officials address a number of challenges. The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told the Senate Armed Services Committee during an April 26 hearing on the program.
0 4/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo F-35 program making progress, program chief tells Congress
The chief of the F-35 program detailed “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony March 22 before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
0 3/23
2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the House Armed Services Committee along with other Defense Department leaders on their budget proposal for fiscal year 17 in Washington, D.C., March 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders present FY 2017 budget request
The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 national defense authorization budget request, and explained how it directly supports the branch’s top three priorities.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Goldfein addresses readiness, budget
Military vice chiefs testified about the current state of readiness of U.S. forces before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on Capitol Hill March 15.
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2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Air Force posture in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2016. During their comments, the top leaders emphasized the challenges of balancing between budget reductions and maintaining readiness within the service.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)      James, Welsh testify before Congress
The Air Force’s top two senior leaders testified before the House Appropriations Committee on Defense March 2 and the Senate Armed Services Committee March 3. They attested to the critical need of readiness. With less than half of the Air Force’s combat forces prepared for a high-end fight, the senior leaders agreed adjustments need to be made to support the changing world and combatant commanders’ requirements.
0 3/04
2016
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the current readiness of the service in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2016. Testifying with him were Lt. Gen. John Raymond, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, and Lt. Gen. John Cooper, the deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
More robust US airpower needed, AF leaders tell lawmakers
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and other senior leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee about readiness and the fiscal year 2017 Air Force budget request Feb. 12.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Defense in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2016. The two leaders presented the fiscal year 2017 Air Force budget request. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF, CSAF testify on FY 2017 AF posture
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the fiscal year 2017 Air Force posture on Capitol Hill Feb. 10.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Campbell to lawmakers: Afghanistan not a short-term problem
The situation is extremely complex in Afghanistan, but one simple truth is that 2016 cannot be a repeat of 2015, Army Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 4.
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2016
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, gives opening remarks the impacts of sequestration on the Department of Defense during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Nov. 7, 2013, Washington, D.C.  Among other concerns, Welsh emphasized the danger of having to choose between a ready force today, or a modern force tomorrow. Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration
As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military's service chiefs testified today before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members.
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2013
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