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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!
You can't be what you can't see...& there’s a deep talent pool who may find it difficult to envision themselves fly… https://t.co/ZBXMqRlVQi
The #MedalofHonor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force bestowed upon a service member. R… https://t.co/mIx3FYdbxR
RT @USecAF_Official: Next-generation combat will depend on data. Today, talked with @FRRoseDC today about the Digital Air Force, and how we…
RT @IAGovernor: Today with @SecAFOfficial and @SenJoniErnst, I was proud to sign a bill that expedites the process for military spouses to…
Mother nature can’t beat the 55th Wing! We will recover @Offutt_AFB from the devastating flood. Amazing American 🇺🇸… https://t.co/1NyWFYZcvC
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Thanks to Iowa leaders who just signed a bill to recognize out of state licenses for our military spouses!… https://t.co/qi2L8qBlJt
Happy birthday to an icon, thanks for celebrating with the #USAF! https://t.co/LdRXiHicY5
RT @RepBrindisi: Thank you, @SecAFOfficial Dr. Heather Wilson for accepting our invitation to visit @USAirForce Rome Lab. We’ll keep workin…
This week in 1943, General Henry "Hap" Arnold became the first four-star general in the US Army Air Forces.… https://t.co/Tyg5GM8jnW
The @usairforce is on a 6-mo sprint w/ @Delta & @GeorgiaTech to identify best commercial practices for C-5 maintena… https://t.co/slVDa1eM8Y
RT @Oriana0214: Global Strike did not tell https://t.co/MucHKKy09g where the E-4B was relocated, citing operational security reasons > Doze…
RT @AFSpaceCC: Congratulations to Mr Andrew Cox for for being honored as the 2019 General Jerome F. O’Malley Distinguished Space Leadership…
Right now, 1/3 of @Offutt_AFB is heavily-flooded, including their HQ building. Thankfully, people & aircraft are sa… https://t.co/YvBvzbHRtK
RT @ACC_Commander: Thanks to our first responders and military members who are helping with relief efforts near Offutt Air Force Base as fl…