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NATO Air Policing operations

U.S. Air Force News

  • AFCEC certifies evaluators despite COVID-19 restrictions

    Before COVID-19, students would travel to Tyndall Air Force Base for the two-week Contingency Airfield Pavement Evaluation, or CAPE, training course. CAPE training was hosted every other month, with each course accommodating up to 18 students, but COVID-19 brought the course to a stop in early 2020.

  • Air Force sets foundation for energy optimization, lethality

    As 2020 approaches and the Air Force prepares to take on the challenges of the next decade, we must also review our successes and lessons learned from the last year. For Air Force Operational Energy, 2019 was a year for laying the foundation to build a more optimized and lethal force in the years to

  • AFIT earns new research classification ranking

    The Air University’s Air Force Institute of Technology entered the category of High Research Activity for a doctoral university from the 2018 update of the Carnegie classification. AFIT is the only Department of Defense academic institution to hold this specific categorization.

  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35 Lighting IIs complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 Galaxy lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force

  • Miracle at the Marathon: CPR, training save life

    When retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Hudson woke on the warm overcast morning of the Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, he knew the weather would be a challenge. But he was fit, trained and ready to take on the 10 kilometer race, just as he had for the past 10 years.

  • AFIT prepares nuclear enterprise to deal with any scenario

    With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans’ everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Welsh, Cody visit Wright-Patterson

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody spoke about the importance of the work being accomplished by the people in the room and across Air Force Materiel Command in an all call at the Air Force Institute of Technology here June 8.