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Secretary of the Air Force

Matthew Donovan is the Acting Secretary of the Air Force and is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training and equipping and providing for the welfare of 685,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces as well as their families. He oversees the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $138 billion and directs strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise.

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If only the Wright Brothers could see how far we've come... If only they knew the number of reasons why our pilots fly today for the United States Air Force. Why do you fly? #MotivationMonday
179th Airlift Wing Airmen know the hardest part isn't the jump, it's the preparation for the heavy drop beforehand.
This is what we do. This is #RedFlagAlaska. Whether you were in the cockpit of an A-10 or on the flightline turning wrenches, each of you played an important role in making Red Flag a success. Here's a behind the scenes, in-depth look at the partcipants that made it all happen. **We'd like to extend a special thank you to the Japan Air Self Defense Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force for providing extensive footage from their flights.** (U.S. Air Force video by the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Team)
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/
Strengthening joint leaders & teams isn't the job for just a few select career fields. It's an Air Force-wide imperative! Joint Base Langley-Eustis
Join us as we celebrate the tradition of honor & legacy of valor that defined retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" E. Cole's life.
ICYMI! Total Force Airmen assigned to Hill Air Force Base deploy with the F-35 Lightining II on its first mission to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “We train together and fight together, and as the first deployment for the F-35A to the Middle East, I’m one hundred percent confident we’ll deliver," said Col. Gina Sabric, 419th FW commander. Learn more about their arrival and the interoperability this advanced aircraft can provide to the Coalition joint forces: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1815146/hill-afb-airmen-deploy-f-35a-to-support-coalition-forces/
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)
As we continue to remember the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, we share his touching interview with Airman Magazine. At the time, he was the last surviving Doolittle Raider and 101 years young.
We are Generation Space! Peterson AFB: 21st Space Wing | Schriever Air Force Base | 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. | Buckley Air Force Base | Vandenberg Air Force Base
Follow @ActingSecAF, @GenDaveGoldfein, and @usairforce for the latest USAF news. [This account will remain inactiv… https://t.co/D9mSSdM6ks
Today is my final day & I hope I’ve made your life better or mission easier or more likely to be successful because… https://t.co/3NqCSX9Hyh
Our current system served us well in the past, but we need to optimize to support future joint warfighting in this… https://t.co/vMhXBnLlYa
RT @usairforce: .@SecAFOfficial: Life’s short, time’s short, so you got to make a difference today. I hope people have a better quality of…
Congratulations to our #Classof2019 @AF_Academy graduates -- our newest #USAF leaders. https://t.co/60OueN9eJ6
Join us today as we graduate the @AF_Academy Class of 2019. https://t.co/xjHLxAQkHb
Going to be a great day @AF_Academy welcoming our newest leaders into the #AirForce! #USAFAgrad 🎓@AFThunderbirdshttps://t.co/CfVgjzyiBs
@GenDaveGoldfein honored last night at Philmont Scout Ranch https://t.co/WE0qytRpOG
Wonderful to have you with us. https://t.co/Fx4hjRA8Zx
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: The gold bars you pinned on today are a committment to something greater than yourself. We follow generations of Airme…
Pretty cool use of #AI to bring our #USAF history to life. https://t.co/MFyMwTgLDU
We are well lead. Thank you @GenDaveGoldfein for your exceptional service. https://t.co/lANKvy6mKU
@AETCommand Thanks! Train them well!!
My final walk out of the Pentagon ended with a #USAF clap-out that lined the halls. It has been an incredible two y… https://t.co/27UgKujKcW
This #MemorialDay, let us renew our commitment to the fallen & the families that survived them. Let us walk through… https://t.co/uFbYsWTOfS
@AF_WSOC And thank you for the kind words.