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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

SECAF Videos


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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!
@VP we appreciate the time you spent today with America’s Airmen @45thSpaceWing https://t.co/6Lh54kWtEu
RT @VP: Launch postponed. I’ll be giving remarks momentarily at @ExploreSpaceKSC on the United States’ future efforts in Space. Watch live:…
RT @ExploreSpaceKSC: Scrub for today. 24-hour recycle. A 26-minute backup launch window opens tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 9:07 a.m. EST.
RT @45thSpaceWing: New T-0 of 9:34 EST, to account for upper level winds. Launch webcast will go live about 15 minutes before liftoff → htt…
RT @VP: Just landed in Cape Canaveral to watch @usairforce launch the FIRST @LockheedMartin GPS III satellite aboard a @SpaceX Falcon 9 & m…
From a little bike shop in Ohio grew an industry that changed the world. The ingenuity & determination of the… https://t.co/qbMQdZETk5
A classic! North Pole warns of pilot shortage as reindeer leave for commercial sleighlines https://t.co/cN6mz7c4Gk via @DuffelBlog
Happy Birthday to our #TotalForce partners #Guard382 🎉🎂 https://t.co/MBZ4Fh32vF
RT @sheripalomaki: thank you for visiting us ⁦@SecAFOfficial⁩ at JBLE. We appreciate all you do for our service members and their families…
RT @USNavy: .@secnav76, @SecArmy and @secafofficial announce upcoming conference at @NavalAcademy on prevention of #SexualHarassment and #S
RT @FLOTUS: Wonderful to be in Hangar 789 with many service members & their families at @JBLEnews! Our prayers remain with all those servin…
RT @SecAFOfficial: @CivilAirPatrol, thanks for honoring my family’s contributions to aviation #CAPGoldMedal https://t.co/BUsHcAQiaY
@CivilAirPatrol, thanks for honoring my family’s contributions to aviation #CAPGoldMedal https://t.co/BUsHcAQiaY
RT @usairforce: #ICYMI: Yesterday @SecAFOfficial congratulated @senorrinhatch for his 40+ years of public service & commitment to the @Dept
RT @usairforce: .@SecAFOfficial met w/more then 75 executive MBA students from @BerkeleyHaas today. Wilson spoke to the students to increas…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Great feedback from #VCSAF on this year's National Security Scholars Conference at @CarnegieMellon -- an opportunity f…
To increase readiness & use money wisely, we have recommended basing the next three squadrons of F-35s at Tyndall.… https://t.co/dtgI7z8QZr
Today we honor the service members and civilians who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago.… https://t.co/IaGetZ0RTW