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  • FAA, Department of the Air Force sign commercial space agreement

    The agreement recognizes common safety standards for FAA-licensed launch and reentry activities that occur on, originate from, or return to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
  • Air Force announces art contest winners

    The contest ran March 1-31. A team of judges evaluated each entrant’s artwork for impact, creativity, and technical criteria in adult and youth categories.
  • Air Force announces availability of final environmental study on Ground Based Strategic Deterrent ICBM recapitalization Test Program

    The Department of the Air Force announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Test Program and the program’s Finding of No Significant Impact. The analysis can be found at gbsdtesteaoea.govsupport.us.
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Juneteenth

    The men and women of the Department of Defense are honored to participate in the first commemoration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
  • UIPE protective gear completes ground compatibility testing

    A joint military test team recently conducted ongoing developmental and operational testing of the Uniform Integrated Protective Ensemble Air 2 Piece Under Garment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Around the Air Force: PCS Moving Shortages, Women’s Hair Standard Update, THOR

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the COVID-driven shortage of shipment and delivery options for military families moving this summer, updates to female hair grooming standards based on feedback from the force, and the Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR, will destroy swarms of drones at the speed-of-light, at long range, in its base defense mission. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cooper)
  • 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.
  • Air, Space Forces leaders discuss, defend budget requests in congressional hearings

    Across two days of hearings before the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond laid out both the near term and longer range budget and operational plans.
  • ShOC-N: Bringing ABMS future faster

    As the Air Force and Department of Defense continually refine intra- and inter-service communication capabilities to retain strategic advantage in future conflict, Nellis Air Force Base’s Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, or ShOC-N, is leading the way as the test bed for emerging technologies that will enable data and information transfer to operators faster than ever before.
  • Contracting Airmen, Soldiers ready for joint contracting exercise

    With the 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise, contracting teams will execute the force employment concept of deploying a joint regional contracting office to provide operational contract support to a combat-credible force in the deterrence of aggression against U.S. interests in key areas.
  • Air Force releases Bridge Tanker Sources Sought Announcement

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center issued a Sources Sought Announcement for the Bridge Tanker Program to determine the number of qualified, interested companies capable of providing solutions for the planned, non-developmental tanker recapitalization program.
  • Under Secretary of the Air Force nominee testifies during Senate Armed Services Committee hearing

    Nominated by President Biden in April, if confirmed, she will assume the position of Under Secretary and Chief Management Officer of the Department of the Air Force.
  • myLearning digital platform expands courseware; announces new features

    Air Education and Training Command’s “myLearning” system is entering phase two of its rollout, adding new features scheduled to be available to Airmen and Guardians early this summer.
  • AFRL’s THOR hammers drones in new video animation

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has created a new video animation that realistically depicts a Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR, destroying swarms of enemy drones in a base defense scenario.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:
  • Royal Danish Air Force brings deployment tradition to Shaw AFB

    With 49 years of tradition in the making, the Royal Danish Air Force hosted their first Danish Contingent, or DANCON, march on U.S. soil at Shaw Air Force Base, June 5.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • AFWERX SBIR/STTR event to help limit barriers of entry for small businesses working with Air Force

    Tech Warrior Enterprise – an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program – will host its free virtual Tech Warrior Medical OPS event for all qualified small businesses July 19-23.
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • CMSAF visits Wright-Patterson AFB

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass often gets things started by 4:30 a.m. before embarking on workdays jam-packed full of office tours, command briefs and meeting with Airmen across various installations, which she calls the “best part of my job ... hands down.”
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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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