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U.S. Air Force News

  • Around the Air Force: PCS Allowances, Air Task Forces, All-Volunteer Force

    In this week's look around the Air Force, a policy update provides better financial security during school and training moves, Air Task Forces test new ways to generate deployable Units of Action under the AFFORGEN model, and senior leaders meet to discuss the state of the force and explore

  • BLUE: The Call to Change

    In this edition of BLUE, we take a look at how the Air Force is changing to meet the challenge of Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition. From how the service is structured to how service members will be trained and deployed, we examine what’s driving change, and how it impacts people.

  • 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.

  • SECAF visits Airmen, Guardians, sees AFFORGEN in action

    During his visit with the first Airmen to deploy under the new AFFORGEN model, Kendall learned about how Airmen and Guardians are delivering capabilities, developing critical relationships with allies and partners and supporting the enduring defense initiatives throughout the region.

  • Beale AFB pilots new Multi-Capable Airman course

    The intent of the course is to develop Airmen who are proficient in their primary AFSC by equipping them with expeditionary skills and training which they can employ in deployed environments or on home station if needed.

  • JB MDL completes KC-46A Pegasus AFFORGEN certification

    Jointly, these squadrons sharpened their skills to generate, fly and deliver airpower superiority. Airmen implemented agile combat employment concepts in simulated deployed scenarios, testing their proactive and reactive responses with limited personnel and equipment.

  • 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.

  • First AFFORGEN deployers depart Travis AFB

    The newly implemented AFFORGEN model aims to reconstitute manpower, aircraft and equipment into force elements that train, deploy and recover as cohesive units throughout each phase of the 24-month cycle.

  • 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.

  • SecAF announces Air Task Force model

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall announced the Air Task Force as the next step in the Air Force’s Force Generation model during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 2023 Air, Space and Cyber Conference.

  • 435th CTS hosts first full AFFORGEN Silver Flag exercise

    Silver Flag is one of the first Air Force exercise programs to align with the new AFFORGEN deployment model. Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, hosted the Air Force’s first Silver Flag course for its Airmen in the AFFORGEN deployment cycle earlier this year.

  • Mobility Guardian 23 sharpens AFMC’s warfighter support

    Air Force Materiel Command logisticians have worked behind the scenes on Exercise Mobility Guardian 23 since Fall 2022 and are critical to the successful planning and execution of Air Mobility Command’s largest, and arguably most challenging, exercise in years. 

  • Qualification course sharpens security forces skills

    This year-long training event sharpens a variety of technical skills and consists of four training phases and two additional blocks for extra training. Prior to the SFQC, training was limited to a one-day event, which made it difficult to retain firearm proficiency.

  • AMC transitions to MAFFORGEN

    AMC has begun its transition to the new Air Force Force Generation model to increase high-end readiness, improve predictability, and provide a more sustainable and consistent mobility force to meet force presentation requirements in the future fight.