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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 685,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families.

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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 FY20

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The Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award, first given in 1981, is named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. The annual award recognizes Airmen who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. Join us in congratulating the award recipients! https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1819187/pentagon-hosts-sijan-award-presentation-first-ever-resiliency-event/
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The Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1816965/new-air-force-science-technology-strategy-puts-focus-on-speed/
The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land. One of World War II’s first truly joint operations consisted of 80 U.S. Army Air Forces aviators who were trained by U.S. Navy pilots to master taking off in a fully-loaded B-25 Mitchell bomber from the deck of an aircraft carrier. Led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, their efforts resulted in the first aerial attack of the Japanese home islands by U.S. bombers in WWII. Recount with late U.S. Air Force legend Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, on his first combat mission.
An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew prepares to hoist Air Force pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during joint training at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 5, 2019. The rescue Airmen and Soldiers work and train together regularly to be prepared to save lives across the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Check out the rest of our Air Force Week in Photos: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1812613/af-week-in-photos/
Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a dedication pass during the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Melbourne, Fla., March 30, 2019. During the two-day event, more than 50,000 guests attended the Melbourne Air and Space Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook) View more of our week in photos: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1807243/af-week-in-photos/
Capt. Andrew “Dojo Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs a high-speed pass in an F-35A Lightning II during the Heart of Texas Airshow April 7, 2019. The F-35 Demo Team performed their second show of the season bringing their new demonstration to central Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)
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