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SecAF visits first base: F.E. Warren AFB
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited various facilities to gain a better understanding of the pivotal nuclear mission that defends the U.S. and its allies.
Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal
The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
Air Force Junior ROTC partners with CSforALL to bring computer science, cyber education to classrooms
A pilot program developed by Air Force Junior ROTC and CSforAll, is designed to increase Air Force Junior ROTC cadet participation in college preparatory computer science and cybersecurity programs, improve the diversity and size of the national technical talent pool and increase access to computer science and cyber security in U.S. high schools.
Goldfein, Wright take part in wide-ranging ‘Ask Me Anything’ Reddit session
That’s why Goldfein and Wright were side by side in a Pentagon conference room Oct. 24, hunched over computers like millennials at a coffee shop to take part in a free-flowing, hour-long and very public “Ask Me Anything’’ session on Reddit.
Wounded warrior, outreach specialist demonstrate lasting impact of connecting
The theme for the month of October is connectedness, and Melissa Wiest, AFW2 outreach specialist and retired master sergeant along with retired Staff Sgt. Seth Pena, AFW2 Ambassador, are living proof of just how important connectedness is.
Air Force requests proposals for light attack aircraft
The Air Force plans to purchase two to three light attack aircraft from each manufacturer to help support the National Defense Strategy’s focus on building allies and partner capacity, capability and interoperability via training and experimentation.
Mobility, Air Force leaders kick off A/TA’s 51st convention
The conference, which runs through Oct. 26, is a professional development opportunity offering AMC personnel and Total Force mobility partners exposure to forums, speeches, seminars and workshops geared toward bolstering knowledge of the mobility enterprise.
Squadron commanders play key role in building alliances through LEAP
However, squadron commanders are the key enablers who make the scholars’ efforts possible by investing in their deliberate language development. While accomplishing their missions, the commanders also are winning the future by strengthening partnerships today through these scholars.
Fairchild AFB reactivates 97th Air Refueling Squadron
The reactivation is due to an increase of KC-135 Stratotankers being transferred to Fairchild AFB along with more than 400 Airmen and their families.
Goldfein honors 2019 Cadet of the Year
On Oct. 22, 2nd Lt. Kirsten Cullinan made her own substantial mark, by being honored as the 2019 Cadet of the Year by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at a ceremony at the Pentagon.
AFIMSC Airman earns USMC leadership school distinction
Master Sgt. Paul Willson, an explosive ordnance disposal and emergency management training and support manager in the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Expeditionary Support Directorate, earned distinguished graduate honors when he completed the school in September.
USAFE Band unites US, Ukrainian armed forces through music
At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, the 15-member team hosted master classes for local music students, jam sessions in the community and concerts in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Desna Military Training Centre and Kyiv.
Air Force formalizes officer developmental categories, effective March O-5 board
Air Force officials reconfigured the single Line of the Air Force category, enhancing the officer talent management system and enabling tailored and agile development.
Transition process improves through TAP refresh
Before, TAP could be accomplished no later than 89 days before a military member’s separation date. Now, individuals can take advantage of the program 12-15 months before their final out — nearly a year difference.
Around the Air Force: 25th SecAF, 16th Air Force, Project Da Vinci
Today's look Around the Air Force features the selection of the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, the activation of the Sixteenth Air Force and how the Air Force is using virtual reality to train helicopter pilots faster.
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.
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.
“Project da Vinci” transforms rotary-wing helicopter pilot training
The first six students to complete the experimental specialized undergraduate pilot training - helicopter, using virtual reality technology graduated Oct. 11, six weeks earlier than normal.
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.
Joint Base MDL, US Fish & Wildlife Service partner to protect conservation areas
For the first time, USFWS and the 787th Civil Engineer Squadron will work hand-in-hand to protect and conserve the local and U.S. government land where fish and wildlife reside.
Who doesn't love a little bit of range time? Maintaining our culture of readiness with the
We train like we fight! ⚔️ Airmen from the 179th Security Forces Squadron practice fire & maneuver ops at the…
: What an honor & privilege to host a virtual discussion with two
cadets today. I’m grateful…
Looking right into Lightning ⚡ An F-35 Lightning II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker over
. The F-35 Light…
: Had a great opportunity today to speak with
leaders in ISR, Cyber and IW at their Virtual Summit. These
Reflecting on the Fortress 🏰 The reflection of a B-52 Stratofortress can be seen in SSgt Brandon Toth's lenses as…
Falcons get thirsty too. ⛽ F-16 Fighting Falcons fly over the
area of responsibility. The F-16 is a comp…
: Mark your calendar for the 2020 Exceptional Family Member Program virtual Summit happening Oct 21 at 9 a.m. CDT. on the Dep…
: Thank you
for longstanding cooperation & partnership in technical excellence. The
: North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 fighter aircraft, supported by E-3 airborne warning and control system and…
: DYK our engine sustainment initiatives can reduce fuel use by 2-3% AND increase engine performance?
: Great coverage of the upcoming
Advanced Manufacturing Olympics set for next week in
. Don't miss this exciting o…
Keeping us a
by strengthening partnerships w/our allies! 💪
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is executing $87 million in critical airfield construction at one of the most i…
Got power? ⚡ This year's energy resilience theme is "Energy Able, Mission Capable."
Suicide prevention training is now available for Air Force families as a way to educate spouses, partners, adult fa…
Modernizing the force.
was one of the first five
bases named to host new 5G technology,…
Airmen from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base and
participated in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care fo…
“Resiliency is readiness & readiness breeds culture.” -
Connection to others is a basic human need…
Training to be the best on the worst day.
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.