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U.S. Air Force News

  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.

  • Eielson AFB reactivates 356th Fighter Squadron

    Eielson Air Force Base reactivated the 356th Fighter Squadron and named a new commander on Oct. 10, in preparation for the arrival of the Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs to interior Alaska. Air Force Lt. Col. James Christensen will lead the 356th FS, which is the first of two combat fighter squadrons

  • Exercise Polar Force tests Agile Combat Employment

    Exercise Polar Force 20-1 allowed Soldiers and Airmen from units across Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to develop and strengthen the skills required to operate in austere environments and in adverse situations.

  • ENJJPT molds international guardians of freedom

    Since 1981, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program has played a significant role in NATO-wide pilot production. Comprised of 14 signatory nations, 13 of which are currently participating, it is one of four undergraduate pilot training programs in the Air Force.

  • CSAF, CMSAF visit US Air Force Expeditionary Center

    During their visit, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright toured the center to engage with Airmen and gain a better understanding of its mission.

  • 380th ESFS brings proficiency firing to the AOR

    After months of relationship building, planning and paperwork, the 380th ESFS conducted the first proficiency firing course in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility on an Emirati firing range.

  • Air Force Academy launches new Airmanship Next program

    Launched at the start of the fall semester, Airmanship Next augments live-flight at the airfield with virtual reality training to reach cadets who may have been excluded in the past by scheduling conflicts and infuses more aviation training into the four-year cadet developmental model.

  • Around the Air Force: State of the Air Force, Fitness Culture

    Today's look around the Air Force features key topics and discussion points highlighted by Air Force leaders during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Md. Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan speaks about key successes of 2019. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

  • Air Force Recruiting Total Force Enterprise makes FY19 goal

    The Air Force is embarking on a Total Force recruiting enterprise approach to recruit the nation’s best talent and this year was the first year to test the new model. It was an important accomplishment for each component to make goal this year considering the challenges faced by all of the military

  • Incirlik AB Medics improve outdated process

    The 39th MDSS medics created a new patient travel-request form process and contributed to saving the wing approximately $34,000 and 1,300 man-hours annually. This process improved overall patient satisfaction and was recognized as the 39th Air Base Wing’s key innovation for the third quarter.