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Default Air Force Logo U.S. Air Force: Breaking barriers since birth
Since its inception, the Air Force has consistently broken barriers as an element of the finest joint warfighting team on the planet, and its Airmen have refined its mission through innovation and teamwork.
0 4/05
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
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, testifies before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel about the nation's pilot shortage March 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  Grosso testified with Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, the deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs; Navy Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the chief of naval personnel; and Army Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, the director of Army aviation.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF addresses pilot shortage
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on military personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.
0 3/30
2017
(U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Graphic) Everything is listening in the digital age
Today’s environment is filled with examples of technology designed to connect Airmen to the internet: smart phones, smart watches, and other common personal technology that is always capable of connection. While Airmen grow more connected to the digital world, the connections open the door to insider and external threats eager to use those vulnerabilities to subvert data, plant malicious code or simply activate that entry point for later use.
0 3/27
2017
Panelists prepare themselves during the Secretary of the Air Force Spouse and Family Forum at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) James hosts spouse, family forum
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James hosted a Spouse and Family Forum in the Smart Center Auditorium on Joint Base Andrews Oct. 19.
0 10/19
2016
B-21 Raider The B-21 has a name: Raider
The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider.
0 9/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF to reduce additional duties
In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein announced the service has established a task force titled “Airmen’s Time,” charged with streamlining, and in some cases eliminating, additional duties.
0 8/19
2016
Brad Carson, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, presents the secretary of defense award for the best disability program among large military components to Bob Corsi, the assistant deputy chief of staff of manpower, personnel and services, and Dr. Jarris Taylor, deputy assistant secretary of strategic diversity integration, during a ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 29, 2015. For the past 35 years, the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity has recognized outstanding service members and Defense Department civilian personnel with disabilities at an annual awards ceremony. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Courtney Russell) AF earns DOD best military department disability award, Airmen honored
The Air Force received the secretary of defense trophy for the best disability program among large military components for the fourth year in a row. Two Airmen were recognized for their work during a ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 29.
0 11/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo New AF streamers approved for Global War on Terrorism Operations
The secretary of the Air Force has authorized the use of war service streamers and the new Global War on Terrorism Service (GWOT-S) streamer. In addition, the Air Force credited 1,442 units with campaign participation, making them eligible for a campaign streamer.
0 9/01
2015
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer reflects on his 44-year Air Force career at his childhood home in Washington, D.C., July 30, 2015. Spencer, who enlisted in the service in 1971 and commissioned as an officer in 1980, will retire Aug. 7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.) Spencer reflects on 44-year career
In the early 1970s, America was at a crossroads. The Vietnam War raged on, seemingly with no end in sight, and many Americans felt forced to choose to either support the administration or protest the conflict, which left many families across the nation bitterly divided.
7 8/03
2015
Default Air Force Logo SecAF addresses priorities at Aspen Security Forum
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James discussed her top national and homeland security issues, as well as current personnel challenges, during a Q-and-A session with Fox News at the sixth annual, three-day Aspen Security Forum in Colorado July 24.
0 7/25
2015
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, "State of the Air Force," press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C.  In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world because of our Airmen.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force
Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.
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2015
Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James exchanges a laugh with Staff Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis, during ‘Open Door with Secretary James,’ Dec. 16, 2014, at Fort George G. Meade, Md. James reflected on her first year as the service’s secretary answering questions directly from Airmen all over the world in an online town hall-style forum. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.) SecAF talks priorities, challenges with Airmen in town hall meeting
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James reflected on her first year as the service’s secretary answering questions directly from Airmen all over the world in an online town hall-style forum Dec 16, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
2 12/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support
In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer for strategic systems positions into a single two-star (O-8) position.
0 12/10
2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James looks to the crowd before speaking to Airmen Nov. 21, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. James had multiple stops on her trip before coming to Japan, and will continue her journey throughout the Pacific after leaving Yokota AB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) SecAF visits Yokota Air Base
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited here Nov. 20-21 to meet with Airmen, discuss her priorities and see first-hand Yokota Air Base’s mission and capabilities as the Pacific Air Forces airlift hub.
0 12/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees
Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) program Oct. 31.
2 10/31
2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives the keynote address during Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 15, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The secretary discussed the need for bold leadership across the Air Force, at all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)    SecAF: From legacy of past to uncertain future, bold leadership key
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gave her vision of bold leadership during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space conference and technology exposition here Sept. 15. She said the future of the Air Force is influenced by uncertainty of the world scene and the Air Force needs to have the flexibility to react to this dynamic environment. “We have an uncertain and constantly changing landscape…politically, militarily and technologically as well,” said James.
2 9/15
2014
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
2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, address Airmen of Malmstrom Air Force Base during an all call July 1 at the base auditorium. James and Wilson spoke about Airmen-generated Force Improvement Program initiatives, which are empowering Airmen and creating a culture of continuous improvement. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Joshua Smoot) SecAF visits missile wings, highlights progress
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Air Force Global Strike Command's three missile wings June 30 - July 1 to meet with Airmen and discuss changes made in the force over the past six months.
2 7/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo SecAF outlines changes for nuclear force
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James outlined new incentives and measures designed to change the culture of the service's nuclear force June 17. Following a cheating scandal involving intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and the subsequent relief of nine officers, a commander's retirement and 91 other airmen receiving discipline, James touched on ways the Air Force has begun to address "systemic issues."
3 6/18
2014
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