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Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback
The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
Crash in the ocean: Air Force aids TBM Avenger pilot
On a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, a pilot mans the controls of a TBM Avenger, a U.S. Navy warplane, as he soars over Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Alaska Air Guardsmen build homes for Cherokee veterans
Thirty-eight Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing helped build homes for Cherokee veterans in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 15-29, as part of the Defense Department’s Innovative Readiness Training program.
Air Force NC3 Center deactivates as missions realign under AFGSC
In 2017, Air Force Global Strike Command stood up a new organization here to oversee the Air Force’s nuclear command, control and communications systems - the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center.
AFCLC, CASI and DLIFLC host China ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ training event
AFCLC partnered with Air University, China Aerospace Studies Institute, Air War College, Army War College and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to host the event at the Air University Teaching and Learning Center.
New AFMC office to drive digital transformation across Air, Space enterprise
The 12-member Digital Transformation Office, or DTO, will fall under the AFMC Engineering and Technical Management Directorate. It will focus on creating a digital governance structure and facilitate on-going and new digital acquisition transformation activities across the enterprise.
Senior leader announcement: Week of June 9
Col. Jason M. Janaros, General Officer Management director, announces a general officer nomination.
FY22 budget gives Air & Space Forces the strength to meet threats, Roth, Brown, Raymond tell Senate
Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth, joined by the Air and Space Forces’ highest-ranking officers, told a Senate subcommittee June 8 the department’s budget proposal recognizes challenges posed by China and Russia while also laying the groundwork for the forces needed in 2030 and beyond.
AFWERX Agility Prime partners with Kitty Hawk in first medevac exercise with electric aircraft
AFWERX Agility Prime and new partner Kitty Hawk reached a milestone in May with their first operational exercise.
59th MDW medics assist Honduras hospital during Resolute Sentinel 21
The exercise provides joint training and improved readiness for U.S. civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities in Honduras.
ESPC awarded for Cannon AFB
The $19,273,847 task order to Ameresco is a collaborative effort between DLA-Energy, Cannon AFB and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center — a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center — to support Cannon’s energy assurance needs.
Exchange officers conferred Sword of Honor
At a gala event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, June 2, the continued success of this international partnership was celebrated with the award of the 2020 Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation Sword of Honor to the top performing exchange officers from each nation, recognizing excellence in pursuit of aviation.
Hanscom AFB team supports JADC2 through agile software development
In an effort to facilitate Joint All-Domain Command and Control, a team at Hanscom Air Force Base recently demonstrated a new agile cloud-based aircraft mission planning application.
Flying Jennies provide airlift, airdrop during Voyager Shield
Next to their vehicles, standing on a hill overlooking a dirt runway, liaison officers talk with pilots of an Air Force Reserve Command C-130J Super Hercules via a secure communications radio that they have set up at the Geronimo Landing Zone, to bring them in for a landing as part of exercise Voyager Shield.
NASCAR honors OSI fallen hero, his Gold Star family
Among the myriad of remembrances across the nation Memorial Day weekend, it was a motorsports event, in particular, that resonated for an Office of Special Investigations Gold Star family.
Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program
Under the Rocket Cargo Vanguard, the Air Force Research Laboratory will lead a science and technology effort to determine the viability and utility of using large commercial rockets for Department of Defense global logistics, potentially expanding the portfolio of capabilities the USSF presents to combatant commanders.
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.
AFAFRICA Airmen solidify bond with Senegalese air force
A team of seven Airmen, led by Brig. Gen. Christopher Ireland, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa chief of staff, conducted a force development engagement with the Senegalese air force in Dakar and Thies, Senegal, May 25-28, 2021.
Ebbing ANGB selected to host F-35 training center for FMS participants, RSAF F-16 training
The F-35 provides next-generation stealth capabilities to the U.S. and many U.S. ally and partner nations with its aerodynamic performance, advanced integrated avionics, enhanced situational awareness and increased survivability.
AFRL opens research altitude chambers, becomes force in aerospace physiology
At the Air Force Research Laboratory, ensuring pilots, air crews and all flight equipment can withstand various pressures, is one of the missions in the lab’s 711th Human Performance Wing, where research and aerospace medicine converge to enhance the performance and readiness of operational Airmen.
F-16s with the 114th Fighter Wing fly over South Dakota during
& ANG uni…
Airmen worked w/
and Tunisian Air Force personnel to provided 310 canisters of o…
: SrA Luis Pratts a
F-16 Crew Chief at
not only launches airpower daily during his time in
: Secretary Kendall’s first message to
: “If there is one phrase that summa…
Since 1973, the remains of more than 1,000 American service members killed in the Vietnam War have been identified…
Frank Kendall was sworn in as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force! As the department's highest-ranking civilian le…
: Secretary Kendall has hit the ground running on his first day, meeting with Under Secretary Jones, Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (@…
Northern Strike, one of
's largest reserve exercises, is preparing to launch. 5,100 participants from…
: (1/2) The Secretary is in the building! The Honorable Frank Kendall arrived to the Pentagon this morning and was admini…
: After over six months in the role, A/SecAF Roth sent a farewell letter to
this evening: “I am in co…
Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams at
, Florida, test a new X-Ray system…
Gina Ortiz Jones was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Air Force. The second highest-ranking civilian leader…
: "The balance between capability and capacity is delicate. That’s why our new Fighter Roadmap outlines the way to do both. Th…
: USecAF Jones attended the unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon for the 2021 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster.
cadets completed the Basic Cadet Training assault course in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The six-week t…
"We were chasing the sun. We actually saw the sunset for 8 hours." - Maj. Cassidy Helregel, 89th Airlift Squadron…
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A new Tactical Air Control Party program is now combat ready. Using multi-channel communications equipment in Humve…
: As America’s 26th Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall III’s decades of expertise and impact in service to our national se…
: Mr. Frank Kendall has been confirmed by the Senate as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force! In this role, he will lead ho…
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSA...
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube:
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
the spirit we fly by!
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth ...
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride alon...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northe...
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given oft...
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it&
not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith&
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are award...
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.