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Defense One reporter Marcus Weisgerber speaks with Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson at the Defense One Summit in Washington, Nov. 9, 2017. Wilson stressed the need for speed to counter global threats. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone) Speed drives Air Force, DoD innovation, improvements
Speed is the crux of innovation and improvements the Defense Department will make to ensure the force is ready for any contingency, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson said at the Defense One Summit Nov. 9, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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2017
USecAF addresses innovation at symposium USecAF talks modernization during aviation week symposium
Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan discussed the importance of rapid modernization and innovation during the 2017 Aviation Week Program Excellence Symposium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2017.
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, D.C., October 5, 2017. Wilson highlighted the need to invest in our Airmen, readiness, modernization, and the future of Space operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark) SecAF addresses air and space innovation
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.
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2017
Air Force leaders recently released new Air Force priorities. Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities
In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day.
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The top leaders gave their testimony on the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years' Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the fiscal year 2018 budget, the Aviation Bonus Program, and an upcoming Air Force fighter jet deployment to Europe during an Air Force Association breakfast event, June 5, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.
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2017
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discusses modernization of the nuclear triad during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017. The Air Force maintains two legs of the nuclear triad, including the aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as 75 percent of the Nuclear Command, Control and Communication that connects the president to senior military leaders and approximately 30,000 Airmen maintaining this capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) Vice chief addresses need to modernize nuclear triad
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF rolls out fiscal 2018 space budget
Air Force leaders met with media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal 2018 space investment budget at the Pentagon May 24, 2017. The request totals $7.75 billion, an approximately 20 percent increase from fiscal year 2017.
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2017
Col. Mark Jablow, Air Force Command, Control and Communications Center commander and The Honorable Ollie Tyler, Shreveport mayor, cut the inauguration ribbon as part of an activation of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 3, 2017.  The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communication Center streamlines the management of approximately 62 different systems and forms a single NC3 point of contact and advocate for the entire Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) AF stands up nuclear command, control, communications center
Air Force Global Strike Command stood up a new organization to oversee the Air Force’s nuclear command, control and communications systems in an activation ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 3, 2017.
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force nominee Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as a part of the confirmation process March 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  In her opening statement, Wilson said, "We have the liberty to enjoy our blessings because thousands of America's best citizens volunteer to protect the rest of us."  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF nominee testifies before Congress
Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017.
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2017
Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., the military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, center, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and Air Force Modernization, March 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  Also testifying were, right, Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris Jr., the Air Force deputy chief of staff for Strategic Plans, Programs and Requirements, and Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for Operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF seeks to increase modernization budget
Air Force senior leaders testified about Air Force modernization before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.
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2017
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, speaks during the eighth annual McAleese/Credit Suisse "Defense Programs" conference March 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. During the conference, Wilson discussed readiness, force structure and modernization of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae) VCSAF: Potential yearlong CR forces $1.3B cuts
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed readiness, force structure and modernization of the Air Force at the McAleese/Credit Suisse “Defense Programs” Conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody discusses Air Mobility Command's contributions to the Air Force mission and the need to modernize the fleet during his visit to Scott Air Force Base, Ill, Jan. 18, 2017. The purpose of his visit was to address new chief master sergeants and chief master sergeant-selects during the annual AMC Chief's Leadership Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)
Cody visits AMC, speaks on modernization
The chief master sergeant of the Air Force discussed Air Mobility Command’s contributions to the Air Force mission and the need to modernize the fleet during a visit to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Jan. 18, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo New test force focuses on autonomy
The 412th Test Wing has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force was officially activated in early July and its mission is to provide agile, innovative flight test capabilities for emerging technologies.“We’ve had various commercial and innovation projects
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James gives her "State of the Force" address during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016. A highlight of James’ presentation was announcing the official name of the Air Force's newest bomber, the B-21 Raider. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
State of the AF: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent
Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Maryland.
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2016
U.S Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, engages with the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., July 13, 2016. During the hearing, he discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux) Air dominance and the critical role of fifth-generation fighters
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13.
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2016
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III addresses the audience during his speech at the Air Force Association’s monthly Breakfast Series in Arlington, Va., May 26, 2016. The Air Force Association's Breakfast Series brings together industry partners, the international attaché corps, and both military and civilian leadership for informative briefings on a monthly basis for updates on relevant current initiatives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts) Welsh shares AF priorities with AFA
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III gave his in-uniform presentation to members of the Air Force Association during the association’s breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, May 26.
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2016
Staff Sgt. Stefano Cothran, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team, secures a GBU-38 to a pylon during the 2014 Global Strike Challenge on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 27. The goal of the challenge is to showcase the world's premier bomber force and foster esprit de corps through competition and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier) Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade
The last B-52 Stratofortress rolled off the assembly line in 1962, but while the airframe itself is well-seasoned, the internal components are continually upgraded to keep up with the demands of the modern battlespace. Efforts like the Military Standard 1760 Internal Weapons Bay Upgrade program aim to keep the bomber at the forefront of U.S. power projection for decades to come.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: The continued evolution of flight
In this Air Force Tech Report we look at how wings work, and how the team at the Air Force Research Laboratory plans to take the wing to a whole new level.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget
The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president's budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. The Air Force requested a top-line budget of $120.4 billion in Air Force-controlled funding that continues to take care of people, strike the right balance between readiness and modernization, and make every dollar count.
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2016
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