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  • Directorate leads KC-135 upgrade for Turkish Air Force

    The upgrade, termed “Block 45,” completely remodeled the inside of the Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker’s flight deck, with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, computer module updates, autopilot, and a digital flight director, replacing approximately 63 parts to include analog instruments

  • AFMC continues implementation of diversity, inclusion initiatives

    The Air Force Materiel Command continues to make progress on a number of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the command as it leads the Air Force in ensuring all Airmen, uniform and non-uniform, have the right environment, resources and support they need to thrive and succeed.

  • Foundational Competencies: Digital Literacy

    These competencies are universally applicable to all Airmen and are categorized into four groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations. One of those 24 foundational competencies is digital literacy, which was added this year.

  • Under Secretary of the Air Force visits 175th Wing

    During Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones' visit to the 175th Wing, her first as under secretary, the conversation centered around limiting factors to executing the COVID-19 vaccination timeline, concerns voiced by Airmen, medical and religious exemptions, and what the best practices

  • AFIMSC seeks challenging I&MS topics for I-WEPTAC

    The 2022 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference addresses current and future challenges in I&MS areas by leveraging the expertise and experience of Airmen and Guardians around the world who identify mission support deficiencies, shortfalls and developmental gaps and provide

  • 571 MSAS launches inaugural WPS seminar in El Salvador

    Women, Peace and Security is a United Nations effort to highlight the effect of conflict on women and the importance of including women in security forces and in conflict resolution. This effort aims to promote women leaders within the military and security forces and to develop solutions for a

  • Last of Doolittle Raiders memorialized

    Remembered as a man who faithfully served his country and was a devoted father and a man of faith, Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders, was honored and posthumously promoted to the rank of colonel during a Sept. 7 ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

  • Defenders beta test new weapons qualification course

    Developed by the Air Force Security Forces Center, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the proposed course will seamlessly instruct, test and evaluate weapons training for the more than 38,000 active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and

  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • AFCEC continues infrastructure construction to support F-35

    From flight lines and hangars to maintenance and training facilities, Air Force Civil Engineer Center is charged with delivering the infrastructure needed to accommodate the Air Force’s latest fighter aircraft, designed for new warfighting capabilities.

  • Partner nations share strengths, capabilities during PACS-21

    Gen. Ken Wilsbach, PACAF commander, hosted the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021, which was attended by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and air chiefs from 14 other nations. This year’s theme, “Enduring cooperation toward regional stability,” focused on ensuring a mutual understanding

  • Academy co-hosts discussion to combat sexual assault, harassment

    More than 230 military, college and university senior leaders attended the virtual National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies, which included keynote and breakout sessions along with panel discussions, allowing them to