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  • Around the Air Force: Air, Space & Cyber

    On this look around the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, shares his outlook at the Air Force Association’s 2019 Air, Space and Cyber Conference. His speech focused on multi-domain operations and the future Air Force.
  • Tunnel 9 personnel provide guidance for hypersonic experiment

    Earlier this year, personnel from Tunnel 9 provided instrumentation installation training to members of the research team from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, or JHU-APL, in Laurel, Maryland, working on the Boundary Layer Transition, or BOLT, flight experiment.
  • US Air Force partners with Portugal to host European Partnership Flight

    The European Partnership Flight co-hosted by U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa and the Portuguese air force, was a way for U.S., European and African partner nations to improve professional military knowledge and skills. Members traveled from Bulgaria, Croatia, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Portugal and the U.S. to participate in the collaborative workshops focusing on F-16 Fighting Falcon flight planning and operations, logistics support, supply and aircraft maintenance
  • DoD launches new pain rating scale

    The Department of Defense launched a pain rating scale for use in hospitals to better assess pain in patients.
  • Air Force fields new hiring process for new first sergeants

    The Air Force has removed the first sergeant assignment from developmental special duty and is using a combination volunteer and nomination process when bringing on first sergeants for their initial assignments in the career field to ensure the right Airmen are selected and assigned to these special duty positions.
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    The reemergence of long-term strategic and great-power competition necessitates that the Air Force Reserve grows its capabilities to meet the demands of the future operating environment while integrating with Air Education Training Command and the Air National Guard.
  • Esper emphasizes need for military to ‘adapt’ to confront new threats, resurgent ‘great power competition’

    The blueprint for success, he said, is the National Defense Strategy, a comprehensive document assembled by former Defense Secretary James Mattis that reshapes the military to address new threats from near-peer competitors while also continuing to prosecute the war on terror and ensuring national security.
  • ACC discusses 16th Air Force as new information warfare NAF

    Air Combat Command will integrate 24th Air Force and 25th Air Force capabilities into a new organization under a single commander who will be responsible for providing information warfare capabilities to combatant commanders with the speed to match today’s technological environment.
  • Mobility leaders discuss expanding competitive airlift edge at AFA panel

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, was joined on stage by Maj. Gen. Mark Camerer, AMC director of strategic plans, requirements and programs, and Dave Lange, FedEx Charters managing director.
  • CMSAF discusses leading with purpose

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright represents the highest enlisted level of leadership and provides direction for the enlisted force, representing their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. Wright’s speech focused on taking care of Airmen and continuing to develop a combative edge for future efforts.
  • Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder

    “To become a more competitive acquisition system, the Air Force needs to be aware of trends in technology,” said Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics. “The world is changing, we have to change with it. The key is to decide which technology will be successful and being able to act on those trends with a system that is leaner, meaner and faster than our opponents.”
  • Goldfein details Air Force’s move toward a ‘fully networked,’ multi-domain future

    In his remarks, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein unveiled the ambitious move toward “multi-domain operations” or MDO. He described the need for the Air Force to reshape itself in response to a new “character” of warfare that is driven as much by “cognition” as platforms.
  • AFGSC commander speaks on competitive edge, long-term strategic competition

    Starting with the shift in our nation’s defensive posture as a result of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, highlighted the reemergence of long-term strategic competition and great power competition. Key to this discussion is the role the Air Force plays and the capabilities that tie into the competitive edge.
  • Tyndall AFB holds third industry day to plan rebuild of base

    Nearly a year after Hurricane Michael caused massive destruction to Tyndall Air Force Base and Bay County on Oct. 10, 2018, the Air Force and local community are rebuilding and looking to the future.
  • Acting SecAF Donovan highlights progress in achieving ‘Air Force We Need’ in speech at Air Space Cyber Conference

    The Air Force, Donovan said, is making progress even as it copes with new threats and shifting geopolitics. The Air Force is “digging out of the readiness hole” while also embracing the creation of the Space Force as a new and separate branch of the U.S. military.
  • Acting SecAF Donovan announces B-21 manufacturing, testing locations

    While speaking at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Donovan remarked on the Air Force’s B-21 program noting, “the development of the B-21 Raider is on schedule and the first test aircraft is under production at the same production facility in Palmdale, California, as its predecessor, the B-2. The first flight of the Raider will take it from Palmdale to Edwards AFB, where the legacy of excellence will continue with the reactivation of the 420th Flight Test Squadron.”
  • Air Force announces newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 16.
  • Innovation Hub: Travis AFB partners with VR company to enhance training

    A team from Sketchbox Inc., an augmented and virtual reality prototyping company based in San Francisco, took six hours Sept. 6 to obtain multiple 3D scans of the C-5M Super Galaxy at Travis Air Force Base.
  • CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resiliency through video games

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright will play a football video game with three Airmen on this live-stream platform to discuss how Airmen can influence each other and develop a resilient organizational culture. The ACC Airmen will be chosen through a video contest that ends on Oct. 11.
  • Air Force defends Alpha Warrior Inter-Service title

    The grueling competition saw three, six-person teams tackling more than 30 obstacles at the Alpha Warrior Proving Ground, the same place where just two days earlier, they competed in service-specific competitions to earn a spot in the inter-service finals.
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