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Default Air Force Logo Number of promotion opportunities for exceptional performers to increase
Air Force officials have announced changes to the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program, a program designed to promote enlisted Airmen early who demonstrate exceptional potential. The changes will take effect immediately.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force strengthens partnerships through International Enlisted Engagements Program
The Air Force educates and trains more than 11,800 international partner air force members each year. Historically, enlisted airmen have made up a relatively small subset of this total. But the U.S. Air Force believes there is an opportunity to apply the world-class skills and expertise of the enlisted corps far more effectively to international partnering efforts.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addresses the participants of the 65th NSF. Air University hosts 65th National Security Forum
Air University’s Air War College opened its doors to more than 100 community leaders, representing 39 different states, from May 8-10, 2018, to help solidify bridges and relationships between the military and the civilian sectors through the annual National Security Forum, hosted and sponsored by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
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2018
Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the National Science Foundation Director France Córdova sign a letter of intent in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2018. The letter of intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Air Force and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation Director France Córdova signed a letter of intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers the key note address at the 34th Annual Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. During her speech Wilson announced new ways in which the Air Force will be more lethal, resilient and agile in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis J. Hoffman) Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition
Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.
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2018
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson speaks during the 2018 Future of War Conference April 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Wilson discussed how the service will fight in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) VCSAF highlights speed, innovation as keys to victory in future war
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson emphasized Airmen will continue leading the way in preparing for the future of war and highlighted the importance of speed, connectivity and innovation during the 2018 Future of War Conference April 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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2018
SecAF stresses Hanscom importance at town hall SecAF stresses Hanscom importance at town hall
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson emphasized the priorities demanded by the new National Defense Strategy and Hanscom Air Force Base’s vital role in meeting them during a town hall here April 5, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Application window for in-residence developmental education attendance open to eligible officers in MyVector
The window for eligible officers to input their preferences for in-residence Intermediate and Senior Developmental Education using MyVector is April 2 through May 4, 2018.
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2018
low-angle photo of nine people surrounding a table AFCEC, OEA reach new milestone in partnership
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the Office of Energy Assurance recently attended a historic Energy Savings Performance Contract preliminary assessment kick-off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo US Air Force aircraft crashes in western Iraq
At approximately 6:45 p.m. GMT March 15, 2018, an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein prepare to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget March 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 9
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks about improving the quality of life for Air Force families, and the Air Force has announced the creation of a new information operations technical training school.
0 3/09
2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks during the 10th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala March 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. TAPS provides worldwide care to family members who are grieving the death of a service member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) TAPS honors fallen Airmen by presenting Military Award to the Air Force
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein accepted the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Military Award during the 10th Annual TAPS Honor Guard Gala March 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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2018
CORONA returns to Maxwell Corona returns to Maxwell AFB
The Air Force’s top leaders convened at Maxwell AFB for the annual Corona South conference, Feb. 25 - 28, 2018 to discuss present and future issues regarding the Air Force.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce creation of Info Ops tech school
Air Force officials have announced the creation of a new Information Operations technical training school, which is expected to open in fiscal year 2019.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson congratulates awardees during the 32nd Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The Black Engineer of the Year Award recognizes African Americans with exceptional career gains in various vocations of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) Air Force members win Black Engineer of the Year Awards
Senior leader officials recognized two Air Force members at the 32nd Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Global Competitiveness Conference, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C., for exceptional achievements in STEM career fields.
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2018
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presents the American flag to the next of kin during the full honors funeral ceremony for retired Col. Leo Thorsness at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Feb. 14, 2018. Thorsness received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest
As a Medal of Honor recipient and former Prisoner of War, retired Col. Leo Thorsness’s life mantra after returning home from the Vietnam War was “Faith, Family, Friends and Fun.” With the support of Air Force senior leaders, his wife, Gaylee, and daughter, Dawn, kept those words close as they said their final goodbye to Thorsness during his interment at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 14, 2018.
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2018
Air Force to institute new method to protect PII Air Force to institute new method to protect PII
Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.
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2018
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