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  • Carter announces new Force of the Future initiatives

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced two new links of his Force of the Future initiative during remarks delivered at the Pentagon June 9.
  • Carter shares commitments that guide him with Academy cadets

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter shared four commitments that guide him and asked cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 12 to adapt them to their circumstances.
  • Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.
  • Carter discusses ISIL, Iran with Airmen in United Arab Emirates

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the “two I’s” – ISIL and Iran -- with U.S. Airmen at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates April 16. Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is the highest priority for American forces in the region, the secretary told the Airmen.
  • Rice nominated to become next Air National Guard director

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 5 that President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director of the Air National Guard.
  • Around the Air Force: April 5

    This look around the Air Force takes us to Baltimore where military family members arrived after departing Turkey. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces the creation of the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign medal and the 148th Fighter Wing, from Duluth, Minnesota, prepares for a deployment to South Korea.
  • Airmen discuss one of the little-known best jobs in Air Force

    If you’re an Airman with technical skills, an outstanding performer who always meets physical training standards and has completed all military and other education requirements, the 844th Communications Squadron may have a job for you. The jobs themselves vary, but all involve working as part of the executive travel communications teams for the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force.
  • Robinson tapped to be first female combatant commander

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has named a new commander for U.S. Northern Command to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, the new Northern Command chief will be the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command.
  • AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave

    Beginning Feb. 2, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28.
  • Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits. After meeting with service members at the California-based Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Carter spoke to Nellis Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.
  • James applauds DOD Force of the Future initiatives

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James declared her support of department-wide reforms focused on improving quality of life for military parents, following Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Jan. 28 announcement on the next round of Force of the Future initiatives.
  • Carter expresses regret for loss of 6 US troops in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has expressed his deep regret over the loss of six U.S. service members killed in a vehicle bomb attack outside Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, yesterday.
  • Carter opens 2015 Warrior Games

    The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games opened June 19, with about 250 athletes from the U.S. and U.K. gathering at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to compete for a different victory: celebrating their new lives and their enduring abilities.
  • DOD updates equal opportunity policy to include sexual orientation

    The Defense Department has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here June 9.
  • AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

    In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.
  • Defense Secretary visits Osan AB

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Osan Air Base, April 9, where he held a troop call and briefly spoke about the importance of the United States' role in Asia.
  • Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

    Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.
  • Carter’s message to DOD workforce

    Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Defense Department workforce.
  • Hagel underscores nuclear mission importance at B-2 base

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened his final domestic trip with a stop at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Jan. 13, home of the 509th Bomb Wing -- the world's only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber unit.
  • President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

    Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.
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