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  • JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst hosts first-ever base-level Pitch Day event

    The two-month process, which started in April, began when the 87th Contracting Squadron published problem statements from the 87th Air Base Wing, 305th Air Mobility Wing, 621st Contingency Response Wing and Expeditionary Operations School, requesting innovative solutions from small businesses to tackle their most pressing readiness and lethality challenges.
  • Air Force announces partnership with FAA

    This effort aims to ensure the continued and long-range health and safety of the aviation industry by collaborating to inspire a passion for aviation in the next generation.
  • Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories

    The memo explains the proposed change and directs commanders to solicit and provide feedback from officers to major command commanders by July 31, with “a final recommendation due to the secretary and chief not later than 30 August 2019.”
  • SecAF Farewell / Wright-Patterson AFB Storm Damage / F-35 Deploy

    Today's look around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson's farewell, storm damage at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and F-35 Lightning II deployments to Aviano Air Base, Italy.
  • Future narrowband satellite capability to transfer to Air Force

    In a memorandum dated May 28, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer announced the transfer of responsibility for future narrowband satellite communications.
  • 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.
  • Need for speed: Air Force meets acquisition acceleration “Century Challenge” milestone

    The challenge to streamline and accelerate programs was put forth to the service’s acquisition community as the Air Force focuses on adversaries who are rapidly innovating.
  • Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

    She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”
  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.
  • SecAF, CSAF visit AU for 66th annual National Security Forum

    The NSF is designed to inform community influencers on Air University and the Air Force’s current and future objectives as well as plans for enhancing national security, and is hosted by Air War College on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force.
  • Around the Air Force: B-52’s in Qatar / F-35 Training / Grand Forks Redesignation

    Today's look around the Air Force - a U.S. bomber task force deployed to Al Udeid Air Base completed its first mission in mid-May, the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was chosen as a potential new F-35 training squadron, the Air Force is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving 11 F-35 Lightning A-II's to Nellis AFB, Nevada, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the redesignation of the 319th Air Base Wing at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, as the 319th Reconnaissance Wing.
  • Air Force leaders strengthen community ties, engage students at JB Andrews Air & Space Expo

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivered opening remarks for this year’s biennial three-day event, which focused on JB Andrews’ partnership and mentorship with local schools against a backdrop of more than 30 STEM exhibits designed to engage and inspire some 7,000 students.
  • Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS

    The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program, May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines.
  • 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.
  • Air Force to reactivate aggressor squadron for F-35 training

    The action came after Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, recommended training for fifth generation fighter tactics development and close-air support would be improved by adding F-35s to complement the fourth generation aircraft currently being used.
  • AERONet prototype could provide combat insight to allies

    The Airborne Extensible Relay Over-Horizon Network, or AERONet, digitally links friendly forces, providing them with their own location, the location of other friendly forces and real-time enemy movement updates. It will be showcased to partner nations at the Bold Quest exercise in Finland this month. AERONet is a version of systems used by law enforcement to patrol borders and track and combat smugglers. First responders use similar systems while fighting wildfires in the mountain states.
  • Air Force simplifies promotion recommendation forms for officers

    The Air Force announced today it will make adjustments to the way the Air Force Form 709, Promotion Recommendation Form, will be filled out and used for Total Force officer promotion boards beginning in September 2019.
  • Air Force releases proposal request for the Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement Contract

    The Space and Missile Systems Center, in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, released a request for proposals May 3, for the purpose of competitively awarding firm fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contracts to two domestic launch service providers. These “Launch Service Procurement” contracts are for National Security Space launch service procurements in fiscal year 2020 through 2024 for missions launching through 2027.
  • Limited professional gear allowed during PCS

    As the permanent change of station peak season approaches, Air Force officials are reminding Airmen to review the Department of Defense policy on transportation of professional gear to avoid costly charges.
  • SecAF visits Aviano AB

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Aviano Air Base, April 24. Wilson was able to directly see and experience the many missions of the 31st Fighter Wing and how Aviano AB supports warfighters and contributes to the National Defense Strategy.
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