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Tuskegee Airmen former Cadets Walter Robinson Sr. and William Fauntroy Jr. and retired Col. Charles McGee join Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James for lunch at the Pentagon Feb. 16, 2016. The Tuskegee Airmen shared their stories and experiences with the secretary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)  Tuskegee Airmen share life lessons
Three members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visited with Airmen at the Pentagon during a meet and greet hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Feb. 16. Retired Col. Charles McGee and former Cadets William Fauntroy Jr. and Walter Robinson Sr. shared stories and insights about their lives as Tuskegee Airmen and as civilians after they left the military.
1 2/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo GAO denies protest, Air Force proceeds with LRS-B
The Government Accountability Office denied The Boeing Company’s protest of the Long Range Strike Bomber contract award following a comprehensive review of the source selection process. The Air Force was confident that the source selection team followed a deliberate, disciplined and impartial process to determine the best value for the warfighter and the taxpayer.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo James focuses on value of Airmen at AFA breakfast
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke during the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Feb. 12 at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Virginia.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce FY 2017 budget force structure changes
Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget Feb. 12.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo New leadership for AF Acquisitions, Logistics
Today, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced that Darlene Costello, a senior acquisition official in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), is assuming the duties of the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics.
0 2/11
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 AF announces stand up of Integrated Wing
The Air Force will stand up an Integrated Wing pilot program at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, according to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.
2 2/10
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave
Beginning Feb. 2, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28.
3 2/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF awards contract for next Air Force One
The Boeing Company was awarded a contract Jan. 29 for risk reduction activities for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program, which will field the next Air Force One.
1 1/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo James applauds DOD Force of the Future initiatives
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James declared her support of department-wide reforms focused on improving quality of life for military parents, following Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Jan. 28 announcement on the next round of Force of the Future initiatives.
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2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 27, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Testifying with James was Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. The witnesses provided insight on the military's space launch capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF testifies on military space launch
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee along with Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall on military space launch and the use of Russian-made rocket engines Jan. 27.
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2016
F-16A Fighting Falcon, F-15C Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft fly over burning oil field sites in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. (U.S. Air Force archive photo) A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later
Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty.
0 1/15
2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a moderated discussion as part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Smart Women Smart Power Initiative in Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2015. Moderated by Nina Easton, SWSP convenes top-level women leaders to discuss critical and timely issues in their respective fields, reflect on their professional experiences and share ideas and insights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) SecAF speaks at CSIS for Smart Women, Smart Power series
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of its Smart Women, Smart Power series Jan. 14. SWSP launched in December 2014 and convenes top-level women leaders to discuss critical and timely issues in their respective fields, reflect on their professional experiences, and share ideas and insights.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James is given a mission brief by senior base leaders Jan. 8, 2016, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The briefing focused on the cornerstone functions of the installation such as the seamless total force integration of three separate wings, the employment of three major mobility weapons systems and Travis AFB’s strategic location serving as the lifeline to the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heide Couch) SecAF makes first official visit to Travis
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James visited Travis Air Force Base Jan. 8 to meet with Airmen, discuss her priorities and see firsthand the base's mission and capabilities as the western seaboard's mobility air forces hub.
1 1/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo James shares holiday message
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty, wish all Airmen and their families a wonderful holiday season.
1 12/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo USAF Band surprises commuters at DC train station
Members of the U.S. Air Force Band surprised commuters at Union Station with a World War II holiday flashback Dec. 3. The event was designed to be a special holiday musical presentation celebrating the service and sacrifices of the nation's WWII veterans.
5 12/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo SAF/US(M) becomes SAF/MG
The Office of Business Transformation and Air Force Deputy Chief Management Officer function, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force SAF/US(M) was re-designated as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management (SAF/MG) effective Nov. 1.
0 12/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo All Air Force occupations open to women
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
2 12/03
2015
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James delivers remarks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2015. James discussed her recent trip to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, where she met with military and civilian leaders as well as Airmen currently engaged in the fight against Daesh. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) James discusses coalition efforts at press club luncheon
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discussed her two-week trip of seeing firsthand the Air Force’s role in coalition efforts against violent extremist organizations during a National Press Club luncheon Dec. 2.
0 12/03
2015
Default Air Force Logo SecAF implements additional security measures after attacks
In response to the defense secretary’s call to improve the security and force protection of defense personnel after the tragic events in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James introduced more stringent security measures to reduce the possibility of violent acts directed toward Airmen on and off installations.
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2015
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