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Secretary of the Air Force

SECAF Heather A. Wilson
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Heather A. Wilson is the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. She was confirmed as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force on May 12, 2017. She is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of its more than 670,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families.


Viewpoints and Speeches

- 2017 State of the Air Force Speech
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivered her State of the Air Force speech at the 2017 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017, in National Harbor, Md.

Air Force Priorities
Air Force Priorities Letter to Airmen signed July 31, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.

- Air Force Association Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing
Remarks by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, June 5, 2017, at the Air Force Association Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing in Washington, D.C.

Posture Statement

USAF Posture Statement FY18

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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
Great way to lead by example!
The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
SOUND ON! Celebrate freedom with the sound of freedom! Happy Independence Day!
RT @cspanJeremy: #Newsmakers tapes with @usairforce Secretary Heather Wilson (@SecAFOfficial), questions from @DanLamothe & @robertburnsAP.…
@POTUS signed a directive to guarantee American 🇺🇸 dominance in #space now & in the future 🛰 https://t.co/dDqOQDG9D3
The #AirForceWeNeed is not the same as the #AirForce We Can Afford. https://t.co/an9LIO0tdz
RT @thejointstaff: Words of wisdom from George Washington this #PresidentsDay: “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means…
RT @SecArmy: The @deptofdefense, @secnav76, @SecAFOfficial, & I hosted the Joint House Reception in honor of the new members of the 116th C…
RT @usairforce: We’re using #augmentedreality tech to provide more realistic training for our #maintainers, cutting time & breaking industr…
Strong words from @SenFischer: The face of 21st century warfare is changing. We must meet this challenge head on. T… https://t.co/sN5tU2eOoH
RT @RepPeteStauber: It was a pleasure running into Air Force Secretary, Heather Wilson last night. We had the chance to talk about potentia…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Never forget those who taught you important lessons on life & leadership. Charlie was one of my first bosses & we stil…
RT @JohnBoozman: As co-chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus I make it a priority to speak regularly with @usairforce leaders @SecAFOfficial
RT @USecAF_Official: With unprecedented unity across the services, @USArmy and @USNavy are working with us to overcome challenges faster an…
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RT @usairforce: #ICYMI: #USAF female forerunner Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris laid to rest @ArlingtonNatl. https://t.co/I5kzNgexeX https://t.c…
RT @reviewjournal: "@NellisAFB is very important to the Air Force, because this is where we do the training for the most important parts of…
Worth a read. John was a remarkable leader on the Energy and Commerce committee during my 10 years there. John Di… https://t.co/bNTl7eVIA7
@JimInhofe @GenDaveGoldfein Thanks for bringing her home to @97AMW to start training with our #Airmen #TankerThirst https://t.co/CGVHuvIYBF
RT @usairforce: As we move toward multi-domain operations, we need any sensor to connect w/ any shooter at a very rapid speed. The ability…
#HappeningNow: Join the discussion with the Secretaries of the U.S. Military Departments https://t.co/qjRsqPKSvz via @YouTube
RT @CSIS: Join CSIS tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a conversation with the Secretaries of the U.S. Military Departments moderated by @csis_isp dir…