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  • Barrett praises senior Air Force leaders; assesses her tenure as secretary

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett publicly praised Airmen, Guardians, and senior Air and Space Forces leaders during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Jan. 14.
  • National Medal of Arts awarded to Air Force Band conductor

    The National Medal of Arts is awarded by the president of the United States to artists and arts patrons who “ … are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States.”
  • AI Copilot: Air Force achieves first military flight with artificial intelligence

    Signaling a major leap forward for national defense in the digital age, the Air Force flew with artificial intelligence as a working aircrew member onboard a military aircraft for the first time Dec. 15.
  • US Space Force makes history at basic military training

    History was made at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Dec. 10 as the first seven people to enlist directly into the U.S. Space Force graduated from basic military training.
  • 'A tribute to persistence:' SecAF presents Air Force Cross to special tactics Airman

    Germanovich’s base instinct would quickly turn into a grueling battle for survival, but it was those selfless impulses to save and protect his teammates that proved to be the difference between life and death for many of his teammates on that fateful day.
  • Around the Air Force: Fitness Assessment Changes, AFWERX Accelerate Event and DoD Housing surveys

    This week’s look around the Air Force highlights changes to the Air Force Fitness Assessment timeline along with the removal of the waist measurement requirement, the continuing innovation of AFWERX, and explains the annual Defense Department housing surveys are now available. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Eric Mann)
  • Special Tactics Airman to be awarded Air Force Cross

    Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, will be awarded the nation’s second highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy of the U.S. in combat.
  • AFWERX kicks off Accelerate event Dec. 7, launch a universe of opportunity to accelerate change

    The inaugural AFWERX Accelerate event, being held virtually, kicks off Dec. 7 at noon EST. The five-day event will highlight how AFWERX is institutionalizing air and space innovation across the Department of the Air Force.
  • Maxwell AFB memorializes Rosa Parks, SecAF pays tribute to civil rights leader

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett; Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed; Col. Eries Mentzer, 42nd Air Base Wing commander; Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative founder and director; and several other dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling of the Rosa Parks sculpture, created by Ian Mangum, a 42nd Force Support Squadron team member.
  • SecAF lauds 50 years of federal service

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett called to congratulate Laura Gourgas, a longtime federal civilian employee, at Hanscom Air Force Base Nov. 9 for her five decades of service to the Air Force.
  • AFWERX announces virtual Accelerate Event Dec. 7-11

    It has grown from three successful innovation experiments into one organization that will accelerate affordable and agile capabilities by expanding the defense industrial base as the preferred partner for commercial technology innovation and broadening the network of Airmen creating innovative concepts.
  • SecAF emphasizes importance of Language and Culture Skills at AFCLC, AU’s Symposium

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett addressed attendees virtually for the Air Force Culture and Language Center and Air University’s fifth annual Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (AU LREC) Symposium. During her pre-recorded remarks, Barrett thanked Air and Space Professionals for continuing to hone their skills to better the Total Force.
  • SECAF unveils new “eSeries” classification in nod to Department’s digital future

    A true paradigm shift, systems being considered for acquisition will be designed, developed and manufactured on a digital foundation, just like the Boeing eT-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer. The new process is part of the Department’s digital eSeries approach.
  • Coping with COVID: An Air Force Podcast

    In this episode of An Air Force Podcast, we look into how the renewed focus on Squadrons has prepared and supported Airmen and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Goldfein honored for service as Chief of Staff

    During his tenure, Goldfein has achieved some notable milestones, including the development of the B-21 Raider and the T-7A Red Hawk aircraft. Additionally, he pushed for innovative ways to improve readiness through the expansion of the Air Force’s multi-domain capability, reshaping the force to exist in an era of great power competition, and helping pave the way for ultimately increasing the number of squadrons from 312 to 386.
  • Thanking those who saluted America

    The U.S. Air Force performed this year’s “Salute to America” with a series of military flyovers at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, and Washington, D.C., July 4, to celebrate Independence Day – the nation’s 244th birthday.
  • SecAF beholds Alaska airpower during visit, emphasizes Arctic’s importance to national security

    While at Eielson AFB, Barrett got an in-depth look at the 353rd Combat Training Squadron and 18th Aggressor Squadron missions and their roles for Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise Red Flag-Alaska. She toured a portion of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which provides 77,000 square miles of airspace for pilots to train in during the exercise.
  • Department of the Air Force stands up Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

    The task force is charged with identifying and changing policies, procedures, barriers and other practices that may be unfairly impacting underrepresented Air and Space Professionals.
  • Air Force senior leaders direct IG review into racial disparity

    On 2 June 2020, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to conduct a review into racial disparity in the Department of the Air Force.
  • SecAF visits Arnold AFB to view developmental test capabilities

    The visit highlighted the contribution of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex team to a variety of national priority test missions such as nuclear modernization, flight vehicle aerodynamics, aero propulsion, hypersonic and space systems.
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