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Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Artist Michele Rushworth pose for a photo during a portrait unveiling ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2018. The portrait will be displayed at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) AF unveils official portrait of 23rd SecAF
A portrait of former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James was unveiled during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo New course focuses on sortie production at tactical level
The Advanced Sortie Production Course is the first advanced course specifically focusing on the art and science of sortie production at the tactical level. The new course will take place at the Air Force’s Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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2017
The Honorable Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, arrives at Maxwell to present Air War College faculty member Colonel Christopher C. Barnett the Silver Star and the Silver Star first oak leaf cluster, Jan. 19, 2017. Secretary James chose her last day to honor Barnett for his gallantry in connection with 2009 military operations against an armed enemy of the United States, as well as to announce upgraded medals awarded to seven additional Airmen. (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)

James awards Maxwell Airman two Silver Stars
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spent her final day in office honoring an Airman here Jan. 19, 2017. Before a packed auditorium of base leadership, River Region community leaders and Air University students, James presented two Silver Star medals to Col. Christopher Barnett for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009 on two separate occasions.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo SECAF shares developments with spouse and family programs at town hall
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James held a Facebook town hall to address concerns from Airmen and their family members Dec. 12.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo SECAF’s top 10 themes discussed at spouse, family forum
During a spouse and family forum hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in October, participants submitted more than 170 threads on the forum’s event page. The topics included spouse employment and child care access; Air Force programs for families with special needs; and schools, assignments, deployments and reintegration. Based on common questions and themes, below are the top 10 concerns presented by Air Force families.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James presented the Distinguished Public Service Award to the Air Force Caucus co-chairs in Washington, D.C. Dec 6, 2016. The Distinguished Public Service Award is awarded to individuals who made a profound contribution to the Air Force on the national level, and facilitate substantial progress to the Air Force mission (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) SECAF bestows highest AF public service award
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James presented the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award to the Air Force Caucus co-chairs on Capitol Hill Dec. 6.
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2016
Wounded warrior athletes from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines prepare for the joint-service Warrior CARE Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon Nov. 17, 2016. The warrior CARE event offers participants caregiver support and recovering Airmen mentorship, training and adaptive and rehabilitative sports training. CARE stands for Caregiver Support Program, Adaptive and Rehabilitative Sports Program, Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program, and Employment and Career Readiness Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) AF hosts Warrior Care Sitting Volleyball Tournament
The volleyball courts were clear as athletes made their way into the Pentagon Athletic Center. Some arrived in wheelchairs. Some were missing limbs. Many had wounds which couldn’t be seen. As they sat down on the court for warm-ups, they all had something in common…they were all wounded warriors. About 50 wounded warriors participated in the joint-service Warrior CARE Sitting Volleyball Tournament here Nov. 17.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses modernization and how mobility Airmen enable the fight during the 48th Annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 28, 2015. The symposium served as a key professional development forum for Mobility Air Forces Airmen by enabling direct access to senior mobility leaders and fostering an environment encouraging open dialogue and honest discussions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Estevez) James reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the 48th annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.
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2016
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.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 23
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of Air Force Deborah Lee James shares news about expanding the force and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein delivers his first Air Force Update.
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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.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James meets the Electro-Chemical Milling team, winners of the Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during a Pentagon ceremony Sept. 16, 2016. The team is comprised of Trevor Foust, Brad Johnson, Daniel Minert, Jack Olsen, Steven Roskelley, Savanna J. Stepp, Trent Tholen, Erik Thompson, and Caleb Trammell. Master Sgt. Matthew Galinisky also won the award for his individual efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) Airmen receive Spencer innovation award
When innovative ideas save the Air Force hundreds of thousands of dollars, leadership takes notice. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James presented the Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award to Master Sgt. Matthew Galinsky, who, in 2015, served as the Air Force fuels equipment manager at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and to the Electro-Chemical Milling Team from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during a ceremony at the Pentagon Sept. 16.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo James: AF, nation succeed when women are successful
In her Women’s Equality Day message, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talks about how the success of women contribute to the success of the Air Force and nation.
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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.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force aims to hasten foreign military sales process
In remarks at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Aug. 17, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined the Air Force’s multifaceted approach to expedite the service’s portion of the foreign military sales process.
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2016
F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the U.S. The fighters were returning to Luke AFB, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown) AF declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’
The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listens as Lt. Col. Keith Jansa, 8th Space Warning Squadron commander, speaks about the capabilities and missions performed by total force integrated partners July 7, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During her time at the base, James viewed the 460th Space Wing’s Mission Control Station and spoke with space operators in their work centers and on the operations floor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) James delves into space, missile warning mission with Buckley Airmen
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James engaged with Airmen from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, July 7 and saw firsthand the space and missile warning mission that the base executes daily.
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2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reads the oath of office to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as his wife, Dawn, holds the chief of staff Bible during a swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2016. Goldfein became the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF
Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon on July 1.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Combined JTF-Operation Inherent Resolve releases strike video
Coalition strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters fleeing in a convoy near Habbaniyah, Iraq, were recently conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 27
In this look around the Air Force, the Osan Air Base, Japan, community remembers a hero; the Air Force secretary talks about space as a potential battlefield; and survivors of the Khobar Towers bombing recall the 1996 terrorist attack.
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