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State of the Air Force Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for FY18 budget in State of the Air Force address
The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.
0 11/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage
Air Force officials announced three additional initiatives designed to enhance mission readiness by keeping pilots in the service and bringing retired pilots back to fill critical-rated positions.
0 8/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program
As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
0 6/05
2017
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel service greets Rep. Michael Coffman, R-Colo., the chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee before testifying on military personnel posture May 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Grosso testified with Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, the U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs; Navy Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the U.S. Navy Chief of naval personnel; and Army Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, the U.S. Army director of Army aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) AF to Congress: Readiness depends on strong, resilient force
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on Air Force personnel posture before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., May 17.
0 5/18
2017
Newly sworn Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson thanks family, friends and colleagues during her ceremonial oath of office as the 24th Air Force secretary, at the Pentagon event, May 16, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Mattis welcomes new SecAF home
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremoniously swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon May 16, 2017.
0 5/16
2017
Heather Wilson was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Air Force by the Senate May 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary
Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testifies before the House Armed Services Committee April 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C., on the impacts of operating the service under a year-long continuing resolution.  Goldfein testified with his service chief counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Goldfein: Continuing resolution detrimental to Air Force
With the threat of a yearlong continuing resolution lingering, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and his fellow service chiefs called on Congress to approve an appropriation bill for fiscal year 2017 during a hearing on the topic April 5, 2017 on Capitol Hill.
0 4/05
2017
Maj. Denial Cox, Office of the Command Surgeon medical director for en route care, briefs congressional staff members on flight surgical capabilities during the 2017 Rapid Global Mobility Airpower Orientation at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott) AMC provides airpower orientation to Congressional staff members
Nearly 45 congressional staff members representing legislators from across the United States attended the 2017 Rapid Global Mobility Airpower Orientation hosted by Air Mobility Command here March 31, 2017.
0 4/03
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. Maryanne Miller, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, discusses her top priorities for the Air Force Reserve during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017. During the event, Miller, alongside leaders from the active Air Force and Air National Guard, discussed issues facing the Air Force with members of Congress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness
Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.
0 3/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 19
In this look around the Air Force, the head of Air Combat Command testifies before members of the House Armed Services Committee, the KC-46 Pegasus hits another milestone, and U.S. Air Force Academy cadets experience what the deployed life is like.
0 7/19
2016
Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, testifies during a House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., July 14, 2016. In his testimony, Rand stressed the need to modernize and recapitalize the bomber and ICBM legs of the U.S. nuclear triad in order to protect weapons system reliability and their survivability in anti-access, area denial environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux) Govt, military leaders testify on nuclear deterrent modernization plans
Key leaders in the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission testified in Washington, D.C., July 14 before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces about the importance of the nuclear triad and the growing need to modernize it.
0 7/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo DOD experts talk nuclear modernization efforts
Modernization and sustainment across the nuclear triad are essential to maintaining national and allied security, three Defense Department experts told Congress on July 14.
0 7/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Legislative liaisons enhance mobility relationships, future
During an election year, many service members are extra cautious about any political affiliations. While this is important, Airmen have the right to reach out to their congressional representatives. Some Airmen even work directly with the politicians.
0 7/01
2016
An F-35A Lightning II taxies from the runway onto the flightline after successfully completing a sortie Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy and Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan) F-35 program accelerating, at 'pivot point,' program chief tells Congress
The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a "pivot point" as officials address a number of challenges. The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told the Senate Armed Services Committee during an April 26 hearing on the program.
0 4/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo PACAF commander to senators: Homeland defense ‘sacred responsibility’
Gen. Lori J. Robinson, who now commands Pacific Air Forces and is air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, noting that the U.S. faces a rapidly evolving and growing threat environment in terms of the number of those who wish to harm the nation and the complexity of tools at their disposal.
0 4/22
2016
Official Air Force Image: LtGen Joseph Lengyel Bio Photo Carter praises National Guard Bureau chief nominee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter congratulated Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel on his nomination April 5 to serve as the next chief of the National Guard Bureau and, if approved by Congress, to receive his fourth star. Lengyel, now the Guard Bureau’s vice chief, would succeed Army Gen. Frank J. Grass in the position and serve as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
0 4/06
2016
Maj. Gen. Mary Anne Miller's official photo. Miller nominated as next chief of Air Force Reserve
President Barack Obama nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.
0 4/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 23
This look around the Air Force features the first female combatant commander and the Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on Capitol Hill.
0 3/24
2016
Default Air Force Logo F-35 program making progress, program chief tells Congress
The chief of the F-35 program detailed “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony March 22 before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
0 3/23
2016
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