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  • Air Force Academy prepares for historic graduation

    Vice President Mike Pence will deliver commencement remarks, following in the footsteps of prominent officials speaking at the service academy’s graduation. President Trump spoke last year.
  • 78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

    April 18 marks the 78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, in which Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, U.S. Army Air Forces, and Vice Adm. William F. Halsey Jr., U.S. Navy, led a joint bombing operation on the Japanese mainland aimed to inflict both material and psychological damage upon the enemy following the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
  • Special leave accrual for service members

    Today, Matthew Donovan, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a department-wide authorization for service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days. The department's actions to stem the spread of COVID-19 has significantly limited the ability of service members to take leave during this
  • Air Force makes final basing decision for next two Air National Guard F-35A bases

    F-35A Lightning IIs will begin to replace many of the older fourth-generation aircraft but the Air Force will continue to fly a mix of fifth and fourth-generation fighters into the 2040s. This will allow the Air Force to maintain enough fighters to meet combatant commander requirements, provide required training, and allow a reasonable and uninterrupted deployment tempo for the force.
  • Air Force seeks nominations for the Dr. Heather Wilson STEM, CSAF Ph.D. programs

    The Air Force opened the nomination window April 1 for the 2021 Dr. Heather Wilson science, technology, engineering and math Ph.D. program and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force captains’ prestigious Ph.D. program.
  • Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service

    In a significant step that enhances the U.S. Space Force’s capabilities and development, the Department of the Air Force has identified 23 U.S. Air Force organizations whose space-related missions will soon transfer to the Space Force.
  • CSAF letter to commanders

    Wing Commanders (and Civilian Equivalents),Every one of you is dealing with the COVID-19 virus and the latest movement restrictions directed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Many of you will likely have an individual on your base or in your community who will test positive for the virus in the weeks ahead. In addition, you are dealing with daily
  • Air Force senior leaders’ tri-signed letter

    The ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic is moving at a fast pace. Focus across the Nation remains on the actions we must all take to minimize possible exposure to this virus.
  • Air Force committed to supporting benefits of Tenant Bill of Rights

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and the service secretaries signed the Tenant Bill of Rights Feb. 25, empowering residents with processes to receive information, assistance, advocacy and insight into the housing maintenance work order processes.
  • Air Force pivots to virtually connect defense innovators, announces ‘big bets’

    In the span of three days, the Air Force and its joint partners quickly pivoted to a one-day virtual mega-event including keynotes, presentations and collaborative engagements with more than 2000 on-line and small group attendees across the country from government, industry and academia in collaboration with Capital Factory on March 12.
  • Around the Air Force: Air Force Priorities, 2021 Budget, and Air Force Song Update

    Today’s look Around the Air Force features the Secretary of the Air Force’s top four priorities for the force, an update on the Air Force budget, and the Air Force song changes to be more inclusive. (Hosted by Senior Airman Koby Saunders)
  • SecAF Visits Minot AFB

    During her visit to Minot AFB, Barrett met with spouses from around the base to hear about their views on daily life as well as family facilities on the base and in the local area. She also experienced the missions of the 5th BW and 91st MW where she expanded on her vision for the future of the Air Force.
  • Barrett, Goldfein, Raymond outline Air Force priorities to House lawmakers while acknowledging difficult budget choices

    Like the Senate hearing Tuesday, the session Wednesday in the House was only the first step in a lengthy process that will yield legislation providing a blueprint written by Congress of the spending, security and policy priorities for the entire United States military.
  • Two teams tie to win Spark Tank 2020

    For the first time, two teams tied to as winners of the Spark Tank 2020 competition at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 28.
  • 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.
  • Barrett highlights space, modernization, alliances, people as pressing priorities

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett said Feb. 27 that successfully launching the Space Force while also modernizing the Air Force, strengthening ties with allies and partners and ensuring a culture of trust for Airmen and their families are the priorities that will drive the service into a successful future.
  • Gen. Thompson makes case for US Space Force, encourages campaign to educate public

    Invoking history and a vivid recent example, Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, the vice commander of the newly created U.S. Space Force, presented the case Feb. 27 for the new service and how its development as a separate, new force differs from circumstances surrounding the Air Force's birth in 1947.
  • Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights signed

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett have signed the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights.
  • HH-60W ‘Jolly Green II’ follows footprints of rescue giants

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett revealed the name at the 2020 Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 27.
  • New Mexico aids military families with reciprocity bill; Air Force, Space Force leaders applaud effort

    The new law speeds the process of obtaining occupational licenses for military dependents arriving in New Mexico, and virtually eliminates the cost. Military leaders at the state’s four major military installations had sought to relieve the burden and red tape associated with transferring professional licenses from other states. Lawmakers in both chambers of the state Legislature unanimously passed the measure.
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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: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
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Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
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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)
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Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's 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's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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