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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.

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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 FY18

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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
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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 @GenDaveGoldfein: As @TeamTyndall recovers from the impact of #HurricaneMichael, the message of support from our @USAirForce allies & pa…
RT @AirMobilityCmd: AMC's #WingspanOfHope continues to deliver critical resources & dedicated personnel during the #HurricaneMichael respon…
RT @usairforce: Phase two of @TeamTyndall recovery efforts has begun. #Airmen & dependents will have limited access to the base to evaluate…
RT @Space_Station: Live now: @AstroHague speaks with media for the first time since his trip to the station was aborted last Thursday. Shor…
RT @USAF_ACC: Crews are working around the clock at @TeamTyndall. Thank you for all your hard work! #HurricaneMichael https://t.co/X9lF0ia4…
RT @USAF_ACC: F-22 #Raptors stationed at @TeamTyndall that were evacuated to @WrightPattAFB ahead of #HurricaneMichael arrived at @JBLEnews
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RT @usairforce: Relief efforts are underway & morale is high @TeamTyndall. They’re determined to recover w/ the support of their neighbors,…
RT @usairforce: Relief efforts are well underway @TeamTyndall after #HurricaneMicheal. Total Force #Airmen are working hard with our sister…
The recovery at Tyndall AFB is underway. Moral is high among Airmen on the ground. No Airmen have been injured and… https://t.co/tlHF44zNRz
Today @GenDaveGoldfein, #CMSAF Wright and I visited our #Airmen carrying out recovery operations at Tyndall AFB fol… https://t.co/u5Jfi2aVeP
Thanks to all of the trailblazers of today for creating pathways to inspire girls to become the @womeninaviation of… https://t.co/9jrxqjcbIs
RT @DeptofDefense: “We’re better off today than we were yesterday. And tomorrow, we’re gonna be better off than we are today.” - @USAirForc
Happy Birthday @USNavy! Sorry for the mix up with the first cake @secnav76 #NavyBday https://t.co/u45vk1Ycia
RT @AstroHague: Thank you all for your support & heartfelt prayers. Operational teams were outstanding in ensuring our safety & returning u…
Please share this video from @ACC_Commander and help us get the word out. We will continue to share information as… https://t.co/m2Fk9Ghr4T
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Your Air Force stands behind you @TeamTyndall as you begin to recover https://t.co/kgPFYM0iKC