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Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett
Department of the Air Force directs commanders to review unit emblems, mottos, nicknames, other official symbology
The Department of the Air Force directed commanders to conduct a comprehensive review of official and unofficial unit emblems, morale patches, mottos, nicknames, coins and other forms of unit recognition and identity to ensure an inclusive and professional environment within 60 days from Dec. 23, 2020.
SecAF, DVs tour Luke AFB, highlight military families
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Sharene Brown, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., visited Luke Air Force Base, Sept. 17.
CSAF outlines strategic approach for Air Force success
The directive is a mixture of Brown’s expectations for what is required to ensure air superiority and for the Air Force to fulfill its mission to defend the United States and its interests. Though only 8-pages, the document spans a range of critical topics that touch on doctrine, Air Force culture, and the changing threats and adversaries the nation confronts.
ANG members recognized for heroic efforts
Six members of the Air National Guard were presented Meritorious Service Medals during a ceremony at the Pentagon Aug. 19, for their heroic efforts that saved a person’s life at the Lincoln Memorial June 4.
CMSgt Bass installed as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass formally took the reins Aug. 14 as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant, in the process becoming the first woman and the first person of Asian American descent to be elevated to the service’s highest-ranking enlisted officer.
X-37B spaceplane wins Collier Trophy for advancing ‘the boundaries of flight and space exploration’
The Department of the Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane, a reusable, multi-purpose, system that operates without an onboard crew, won the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy Aug. 13 for advancing technology that pushes “the boundaries of flight and space exploration.”
First meeting held for military-wide Defense Board on Diversity and Inclusion
The board was established by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as part of the Department of Defense’s efforts to improve diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for U.S. service members.
SecAF visits Holloman AFB during COVID-19
Barrett visited facilities and interacted with Airmen who have been working diligently to adapt, innovate and still complete mission operations amid COVID-19.
SecAF views AFMC missions in action during COVID-19
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett paid a surprise visit to Air Force Materiel Command Airmen executing critical mission activities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Department of the Air Force leaders take steps to thwart COVID-19 exposure while setting important examples
The idea is simple and effective – leaders including Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond among others are divided into separate “Blue” and “Silver” teams. Only one team at a time works from the Pentagon.
Barrett points to recent activities as a clear example for why the US Space Force is needed
Unlike the Cold War, when space was primarily the sole province of the United States and the Soviet Union, today “many European nations plus Japan, China and India and more than 40 countries are spacefaring with satellites, probes and sometimes human travelers.
SecAF visits Incirlik AB
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited various U.S. facilities and met with Airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Feb. 15.
SecAF visits service members at Nigerien Air Base 201
During Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett's first visit to the African continent since taking office in October, Barrett’s focus was centered solely on the deployed U.S. service members.
Around the Air Force: Space Force, AF Housing, Operation Christmas Drop
Today's look Around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett on the Space Force and housing issues as well as information on this year's Operation Christmas Drop. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Greg Cerny)
SecAF, CSAF visit Bagram Airfield to thank Airmen
As part of their first trip together to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein stopped by Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to meet with and thank Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.
‘Space Pitch Day’ yields innovative technologies and new partners for the Air Force
Pitch Days are a combination of product expo and reality series where the most promising developers are selected from an initial review. That group then pitches their ideas live to a team of Air Force experts and defense partners for an opportunity to compete for on-the-spot contracts.
Around the Air Force: Swearing In, New Medal, NCO Career Status Program
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. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Greg Cerny)
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.
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.
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.
: 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 Honorable Gina Ortiz Jones has arrived! “Serving as the Under Secretary of the Air Force is an absolute honor! I’m…
from the 33rd Fighter Wing “Nomads,”
flight line ops-- are the graduate flyin…
The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron conducted a mobile training team engagement with the Jamaican Defense…
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.