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  • Superintendents join AFPC Squadron Commander Course

    Previous courses this year provided a first-hand opportunity to new and sitting squadron commanders to learn about AFPC programs and processes for talent management and care for Airmen and families. This iteration offered superintendents the same opportunity, with 41 commanders and civilian directors, and nine superintendents attending.
  • Next F-35 training squadron to be located at Eglin AFB

    The Air Force announced May 9, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the preferred alternative to receive an additional F-35A Lighting II training squadron.
  • 40th HS saves local man

    An Air Force helicopter crew located and rescued a local man March 1 just south of Great Falls, concluding the search by ground and air search and rescue groups.
  • Air University’s new leader development course helps squadron commanders ‘thrive’

    Air University’s newest course will help future squadron commanders thrive – not just survive – in command positions. Structured as a foundational course that builds on leadership experiences and education, the new Leader Development Course for Squadron Command equips potential commanders with the tools to create more “effective, adaptive and lethal” squadrons.
  • Air Force proposes to base F-35s at Tyndall, supplemental funds needed to build advanced fighter base

    Following the damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, caused by Hurricane Michael, the Air Force is recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the base to prepare to receive the F-35 Lightning II fighter at the north Florida installation.
  • Luke AFB stands up new F-35A lightning II fighter squadron

    The 308th Fighter Squadron was reactivated in a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base, Nov. 30. The squadron will house the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s and the Royal Danish Air Force’s F-35A Lightning IIs, in a training partnership.
  • Air Force selects 12 for Inter-American Squadron Officer School

    Twelve active-duty officers were recently selected to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School, or ISOS, at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, with the first of three classes starting in October 2018.
  • The Flying First

    That young pilot, Capt. Benjamin Foulois, was in one of eight Curtis JN-3 “Jenny” biplanes participating in the search. The planes were powered with 90-horsepower engines that had a rough time just staying airborne, but they led a reconnaissance mission to kick off Gen. John J. Pershing’s punitive expedition into Mexico.
  • AF to fund squadron innovation that improves mission effectiveness

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force squadrons will receive a new funding authority to accelerate implementation of the National Defense Strategy Feb. 23, 2018.
  • AF releases 2018 squadron command slection list

    More than 550 officers from more than 20 career fields, including support, medical, test and others, have been matched to squadron commander positions across the Air Force.Using the previously published squadron commander candidate lists, wing and group hiring officials selected individuals to fill projected squadron commander vacancies for 2018,
  • ACC commander engages Airmen, discusses priorities

    Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, visited the men and women of Moody Air Force Base, Oct. 17-18, 2017. While gaining an in-depth exposure of the installation’s unique assets, Holmes used this visit as an opportunity to explain to Airmen their role in the fight and how it contributes to his priorities.
  • Revitalizing the squadron: Support Squadron enables airpower at KAF

    A successful air campaign requires more than just aviators and maintainers—it needs Airmen to support every facet of airpower. Within the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, at Kandahar Airfield, there is a squadron designed to organically provide necessary support to project airpower in the region.
  • AF announces Squadron Revitalization Idea Site

    Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017.
  • CSAF letter to Airmen

    This paper is the second in a series to share my thinking behind three key CSAF focus areas over the next four years. As stated in the first paper, "Revitalizing Squadrons – the Heartbeat of the Air Force", these ideas are neither revolutionary nor a significant vector change. Each align with our Air Force Future Operating Concept and Strategic Master Plan -- our strategic vision documents.
  • AF announces 2017 support squadron commander candidates

    Air Force officials have selected 921 officers from more than 20 career fields as the 2017 support, logistics and materiel leader commander candidates.“This is a highly competitive selection process,” said Sophia Barnard, of the Air Force Personnel Center special duty assignments branch. “Selected candidates have demonstrated traits essential for
  • CSAF letter to Airmen

    Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan (SMP) and Air Force Future Operating Construct (AFFOC); and each nests nicely under SecAF’s priorities of: Taking Care of Airmen; Balancing Today’s Readiness with Future Modernization; and Making Every Dollar Count.
  • AF selects 514 for squadron command

    More than 500 officers from various Air Force line and non-line career fields have been selected for logistics, support, materiel leader, air base, training, recruiting, test and medical squadron command.
  • AF announces squadron commander candidates

    More than 980 officers from 29 career fields were selected by development teams as 2016 support, logistics, materiel leader, training, recruiting and medical commander candidates.
  • Development teams to consider officer command positions

    Development teams from various Air Force specialties will convene between May and August 2015 to consider eligible line and non-line officers for squadron and deputy group commander positions projected for calendar year 2016.
  • Air Force selects 759 support squadron commander candidates

    More than 750 officers from 13 career fields were selected by development teams as 2015 support, logistics and materiel leader commander candidates, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Sept. 25.
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