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Air Force Focuses Fourth Round of VERA/VSIP on Headquarters…

July 21, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21. This follows the recent Air Force announcement on headquarters organization and…


Air Force Announces Changes to Headquarters Organization…

July 15, 2014, Washington (AFNS)  -  Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization today. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating…


Air Force Retiree Council Convenes to Discuss Issues…

June 16, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  The 2014 Air Force Retiree Council met in May to discuss issues important to retirees and surviving spouses, and receive briefings on various subjects important to the retiree community.


Air Force Releases New Feedback Forms

June 9, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  During the past year, Air Force leaders have been shaping a new and more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted Airmen. The new system is designed to better meet the needs of the Air Force and Airmen, differentiate more effectively…


AF Senior Leader: More Air Force Needed

May 20, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National Summit on Strategic Communications at the Washington Plaza Hotel recently.


Air Force Official Testifies on Dangers of ‘Space…

May 13, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  One congresswoman summed up the issue succinctly during a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing May 9: space junk is a growing problem. Lt. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, the commander of the 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command…


CSAF Describes Air Force’s ‘Precarious’…

May 7, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee May 6. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint…


Knowledge Management Centers Roll Out Air Force-Wide…

May 5, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force revamped the Knowledge Management career-field, aiming to make its Airmen into some of the service’s top innovators working in newly established KM centers Air-Force-wide. The KM career-field split, announced earlier this year, moved…


Air Force Implements DOS Rollback Phase II

May 2, 2014, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas (AFNS)  -  The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire…


Air Force Secretary Reports on Total Force Balance

May 1, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined April 30 the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept.


Air Force Tests New Surveillance Capability

April 29, 2014, HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS)  -  The Air Force successfully completed the first Maritime Modes program risk reduction flight April 14, 2014, as the service moves toward providing a new air-sea battle surveillance capability.


Air Force Researchers Test Google Glass for Battlefield…

April 18, 2014, FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS)  -  Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of the mission for…


Smarter Spending for Air Force Acquisitions

April 17, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Finding efficiencies within the acquisition process was the top talking point for Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, deputy assistant secretary for contracting, when she spoke with members of the Air Force Association and the media during the AFA’s monthly…


Air Force Budget Focuses on Preserving Capability,…

April 15, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The debate over force structure reductions outlined in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget should be about capabilities and missions, not aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate here April 10.


Readiness Key to Air Force Responsiveness

April 11, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Air Force readiness is critical, especially as the time or place of the next crisis is never certain and is rarely what was expected, the Air Force vice chief of staff told a House panel April 10.


SecAF and CSAF Testify on Air Force Posture

April 11, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The fiscal and security challenges triggered by budgetary constraints are posing problems for Air Force strategy, the service’s secretary told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 10.


Air Force Improving its Energy Security

April 04, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force is the largest consumer of energy in the federal government, with 86 percent of its energy costs dedicated to aviation fuel, according to Kathleen Ferguson, the principal deputy assistant secretary performing duties as Assistant Secretary…


Air Force Leaders Insist New Tanker is Key to Airpower…

April 04, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee…


Air Force Looks to Cost-Effective Technologies to Sustain…

March 28, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Focused and balanced investments in science and technology programs across the services were at the center of discussions during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threat and Capabilities…


Air Force Leaders Announce Accountability Actions,…

March 28, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  In a press briefing at the Pentagon March 27, Air Force officials announced the findings from the Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., test compromise investigations, to include accountability actions and a way forward for the ICBM force.


Air Force Trademark and Licensing Supports MWR Efforts…

March 20, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS)  -  In an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of life for Airmen and their families, the Air Force Trademark and Licensing office contributed $352,550 to programs managed by the Air Force Personnel Center’s Services Directorate.


Air Force Announces Annual Engineering and Environmental…

March 18, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS)  -  Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the annual Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Awards and Civil Engineer Awards. The Gen. Thomas D. White awards recognize Air Force bases conducting the best or most-improved…


Air Force Continues Force Management Programs

March 17, 2014, Washington (AFNS)  -  Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready…


Air Force Leaders Share Space Budget Rollout

WASHINGTON, 03/07/2014 (AFNS)  -  Space was the topic of discussion for Air Force leaders March 5, during on-going talks about the fiscal year 2015 budget at the Pentagon. Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning, Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Programs Dr. Troy Meink…


Air Force Presents FY 2015 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, 03/05/2014 (AFNS)  -  The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request today, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The FY 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities,…


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