Engage

Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
2,650,849
Like Us
Twitter
880,578
Follow Us
YouTube RSS Instagram Flickr

News Search

FILTER:
Department of Defense
Clear

News Comments Updated
(Courtesy graphic) 18th Space Control Squadron: Keeping watch up above
The 18th Space Control Squadron located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado. The squadron provides situational awareness on thousands of items filling the skies while life moves along for those on Earth’s surface.
0 10/05
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Minuteman III receives upgrade
As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. First used on June 23, 2017, this new device – known as the Data Transfer Unit, was designed to replace the legacy Cartridge Tape Unit and Launch Facility Load Cartridge systems.
0 10/02
2017
AFTAC Cyberspace Capabilities Squadron Cyberspace critical to nuclear treaty monitoring
The Air Force Technical Applications Center here is charged with ensuring each and every nation across the globe complies with the ban on nuclear weapons testing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members of AFTAC answer that call without fail – monitoring nuclear treaty compliance is their business.
0 8/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo AETC’s Aerospace Medicine: Last hope for every recruit’s medical waiver
Air Education and Training Command Surgeon General’s Aerospace Medicine Division reviewed more than 45,000 case files for medical waivers in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 25 cases per person, per work day.
0 8/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
0 8/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits
The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information.
0 8/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFSPC initiative destroys barriers to bolster Airmen innovation
In a move to encourage Airmen to come forward with innovative thinking, a new decision panel will allow Airmen at all levels within Air Force Space Command to present ideas that could enhance the mission, save time, increase customer satisfaction, save the Air Force money, or anything that can improve the way things are done within the Air Force.
0 8/15
2017
Claudia Granger, a mass spectrometry technician at the Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory, fills a liquid nitrogen trap in a thermal ionization mass spectrometer.  Granger is one of more than 1,000 people assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla., the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center. (U.S. Air Force photo by William B. Belcher) AFTAC, University of Texas to partner on nuclear forensics research
The Air Force Technical Applications Center will collaborate with the University of Texas at Austin to conduct research in the field of nuclear forensics.
0 8/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force to host 2018 DOD Warrior Games in Colorado Springs
Defense Department officials announced July 8, 2017, that the Air Force will host the 2018 DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2018.
0 7/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force fighter pilots of the year announced
The Air Force announced the recipients of the 2016 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2017. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.
0 6/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier (left), the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, and German Luftwaffe (air force) Brig. Gen. Burkhart Prototzky, the department head and head of the Luftwaffe Operations Center, meet for the signing of a memorandum of agreement in Uedem, Germany, June 1, 2017. The MoA authorizes, for the first time, the assignment of a German liaison officer to USSTRATCOM’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space under the Multinational Space Collaboration  effort. The MSC will explore mutual capabilities and identify opportunities for greater integration by colocating additional allies and partners with U.S. space operators. USSTRATCOM, German air force sign liaison officer agreement
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the German air force (Luftwaffe) signed a memorandum of agreement June 1, 2017, to assign a German liaison officer (LNO) to Joint Functional Component Command for Space.
0 6/06
2017
Military Sealift Command missile range instrumentation ship USNS Invincible makes way during sea trials following a regularly scheduled yard period.  The platform is designed to augment the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense sensor network by providing target discrimination information to U.S. Strategic Command.  (U.S. Navy photo by Tommy Chia) Tech Ops Squadron is heartbeat of nuke treaty monitoring from air, sea, space
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)-- When the Defense Department needs bombs on target or fighters in the air, they reach out to any number of flying wings within the Air Force to task their squadrons to accomplish that mission. Yet when they need near-real time data of potential nuclear detonations, to include ballistic missile detection, radioactive plume debris collection, seismic activity or gamma ray emissions, there is only one wing within DOD that can meet that need.
0 5/24
2017
An Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel from a Tennessee Air National Guard KC-135 as the aircraft make the flight across the Atlantic, Dec, 6, 2016. The U.S.-made F-35s will be Israel’s first fifth generation fighter aircraft and were refueled multiple times while en route to ensure their safe delivery to Israel. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony) Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s
Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft. The 618th Air Operations Center, based out of Scott AFB, Illinois, assigned the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling
0 12/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo DOD Warrior Games begin June 15
The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, will take place June 15-21 in West Point, New York.
0 6/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo Turkey: Dependent departure authorized, accompanied PCS suspended
Effective Sept. 2, Department of Defense-funded travel to Adana, Turkey (including Incirlik Air Base), for dependents has been suspended, and military and civilian dependents in the region are authorized to depart Turkey, announced Department of State and DOD officials.
0 9/04
2015
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the newest Air Force solar array, 19-megawat farm Nellis II, March 24, 2105, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  This is the second industrial-scale array at the base, and, once complete, the arrays will be the largest photovoltaic system in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo) Nellis breaks ground on DOD’s largest solar array
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony March 24 for the newest Air Force solar array, a photovoltaic farm named Nellis II. The system, upon completion, will provide 19 megawatts of direct current capacity to the base, making it the largest photovoltaic system in the Department of Defense.
0 4/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo TRANSCOM system brings DOD new capability to move patients
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) has rolled out a new capability that will allow the Defense Department to use air transport to move multiple patients with highly infectious diseases.
0 1/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce FY14 civilian workforce shaping
The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced.
3 12/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo DOD, VA collaborate to serve nation’s veterans
The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs reaffirmed their commitment to serve and care for the nation’s military veterans in a joint message issued by Acting Undersecretary of Defense Jessica L. Wright and Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits Allison A. Hickey.
1 11/08
2013
RSS