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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks with Airmen of the 30th Space Wing during breakfast Sept. 24, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The meeting was a chance for Airmen to speak directly with the secretary about Air Force about topics of their concern. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson) SecAF expresses priorities to Vandenberg Airmen
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James recently visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to meet with Airmen and witness the successful launch of an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.
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Leaders of the Air Force and the Air Reserve Component sign the Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, 2014, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. From left to right, Director of Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke; Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III; and Chief of Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. James A. Jackson, prepare to sign the charter, which integrates total-force management of resources across the active duty, Guard and Reserve to maximize combat readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash) Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter
Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James greets Tech. Sgt. Latoria R. Ellis, from the 502nd Contracting Squadron, 502nd Air Base Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Ellis is one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2014 who attended a reception and awards dinner during the 2014 Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition on Sept. 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Other senior leaders in attendance included Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Air Force Association honors 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
The Air Force recognized its 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at a gala hosted by the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15.
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Default Air Force Logo SecAF announces incentive pay for nuclear career fields
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James receives a briefing from Col. Kelly Scott Aug. 21, 2014, during a tour of the 461st and 116th Air Control Wings at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. During her tour of Robins Air Force Base, James also visited Air Force Reserve Command, the 78th Air Base Wing and the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. Scott is the 461st Maintenance Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tommie Horton) SecAF makes first visit to Robins AFB
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Aug. 21-22 to get an up close look at the installation's diverse and dynamic missions.
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Default Air Force Logo Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A Lifestyle and culture
Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices.
1 8/19
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force improves nuclear force manpower levels
The Air Force will increase nuclear force manning at Air Force Global Strike Command missile and bomber wings beginning this fall.
6 8/07
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James met with various
sexual assault prevention and response coordinators from each Air Force major command to discuss her priorities Aug. 1, 2014, in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. James presented the coordinators coins in recognition of their efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Verhegyi)
SAPR orientation provides cohesion across Air Force
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response coordinators from each Air Force major command attended the first-ever three-day orientation and training here, July 29 -31, to discuss issues and innovations with Air Force SAPR top leaders and subject matter experts.
0 8/06
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III deliver their "State of the Air Force" message during a Pentagon press conference July 30, 2014. They unveiled the Air Force's strategy, "America's Air Force: A call to the Future." (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) James: Air Force grapples with Congress to fund readiness
To balance readiness today and modernization tomorrow, the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget request is shrinking like today’s defense budget thanks to Congress’s own priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016, Air Force leaders said July 30.
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Default Air Force Logo Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force
The Air Force’s ability to continue to adapt and respond faster than the potential adversaries is the greatest challenge it faces during the next 30 years.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James takes a selfie with Tech. Sgt. Michael Barnwell July 17, 2014, at Royal Air Force Alconbury, England. James visited RAF Molesworth and RAF Alconbury two of seven 501st Combat Support Wing installations, and learned about the wing’s mission directly from the Airmen who drive it. Barnwell is from the 422nd Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best) SECAF discusses current, future challenges with 501st CSW
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Royal Air Force Alconbury and RAF Molesworth, England, to learn more about the mission of the 501st Combat Support Wing and to discuss with Airmen the current state of the Air Force.
0 7/25
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Default Air Force Logo AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood watch capability.”
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James meets 100th Security Forces Squadron Airmen July 16, 2014, at RAF Mildenhall, England. During her visit to the base, James met with various RAF Mildenhall Airmen in their workplaces and received briefings on how Mildenhall units play an important role in fulfilling U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa’s mission of “Forward, Ready, Now.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Victoria Taylor) SecAF visits RAF Mildenhall
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited RAF Mildenhall Airmen July 16, as a part of an overall trip to U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom. James made the trip to see firsthand the units at RAF Mildenhall, to learn their history, to meet with Airmen and to gain a more in-depth understanding of Mildenhall's mission capabilities.
1 7/18
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Default Air Force Logo AF moves forward with future bomber
The U.S. Air Force released its Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, request for proposal to industry July 9 with a contract award expected in spring 2015.
1 7/12
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Lt. Col. Edward Segura briefs the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James on the 403rd Maintenance Group's mission during her visit May 29-30, 2014, to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. She was accompanied by Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander. Segura is the 403rd MXG commander (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Lamar) Secretary James visits 403rd Wing
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James met with civic leaders, toured facilities and spoke to the Airmen and senior leaders of the 403rd Wing alongside Mississippi's 4th district U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, May 29 and 30.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force recommends four-star position for Global Strike Command
Air Force leaders continue to implement improvements to the Air Force’s nuclear mission and increase support to the men and women who operate, maintain and support the nation’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force. Following visits to the missile bases and visits with the Airmen who perform the mission, Air Force top officials announced some sweeping initiatives.
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Default Air Force Logo SecAF honors families of fallen at TAPS seminar
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Air Force’s top civilian leader were among the officials May 23, who honored military families impacted by the loss of a loved one at the 20th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors national seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force leaders issue Memorial Day message
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and their families
1 5/23
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presents the 2014 Secretary of the Air Force leadership award to Squadron Officer School student Capt. Collin Christopherson, May 5, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The award is the Air Force's most prestigious award for leadership honoring exceptional performance in a professional military education setting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bud Hancock) SecAF honors Airmen with leadership awards
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented four Airmen with the 2014 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award, May 5, during ceremonies at Air University schools here.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James conducts an all call with personnel from Air University May 5, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. In addition to introducing herself and her aims for the Air Force she solicited suggestions from the audience on changes or improvements that she could effect in the Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Melanie Rodgers Cox) SecAF relates readiness to core values
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke May 5 at Maxwell Air Force Base about her first four months in office, the current environment, expectations and how the Air Force core values relate to her own priorities.
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