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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,…


SecAF Discusses Air Force Future and Budget During…

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 (AFNS)  -  Defense industry leaders and analysts received an insight into the proposed Air Force transformation and a preview of the Fiscal Year 2015 Air Force budget during the Bloomberg Government Defense Transformation Spending and Strategy Summit Feb. 26.


Force Improvement Program Gives Airmen Direct Line…

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La., FEb. 07, 2014 (AFNS)  -  Senior Air Force officials put a plan into motion that will give Airmen an opportunity to make real, visible and enduring changes to the Air Force Global Strike Command.


2014 Air Force Marathon Registration Begins

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, December 31, 2013 (AFNS)  -  Registration for the 2014 Air Force Marathon will open at midnight EST on Jan. 1 with special New Year’s Resolution discounts. Participants who register on Jan. 1 will save $10 off the full or half marathon and $5…


Air Force’s Newest Leader Takes Charge

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2013 (AFNS)  -  The Air Force’s 23rd Secretary of the Air Force was formally sworn in, Dec. 20, in the Pentagon. Deborah James assumed the position of the Air Force’s highest ranking leader, making her the second female in Air Force history to serve in…


Senate Confirms James as Next Secretary of The Air…

WASHINGTON, december 13, 2013 (AFNS)  -  Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13. James provided testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 19, before the full Senate voted on her confirmation. Now the president…


An Air Force Gatekeeper’s Day

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, December 6, 2013 (AFNS)  -  Ever wonder what a day in the life of an Air Force recruiter is like? How many people do they talk to versus how many will get to call themselves an Airman? Tech. Sgt. Michael Lundell is an Air Force recruiter here. His day-to-day routine…


Welsh: Air Force Must Get Handle on Pay and Benefits…

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS)November 26, 2013 -  The Air Force must control the growth of pay and benefits or the service will be hard pressed to perform its primary mission to fight and win America’s wars, the service’s top officer said.


Air Force Official Recommends Energy Partnerships

ARLINGTON, Va., November 21, 2013 (AFNS)  -  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Dr. Kevin T. Geiss, emphasized service collaboration in cost-savings measures during a panel discussion at the Joint Services Energy Panel at the George Mason University Arlington Campus…


Leaders Advise Commission Not to Merge Air Force Reserve…

WASHINGTON (10/30/13)  -  Air Force Reserve leaders told members of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force that merging the Air Force Reserve with the Air National Guard would create little value and cause numerous adverse impacts - detracting from the broader goal of…


Air Force Aid Society Provides Services During Government…

WASHINGTON (AFNS) October 04, 2013 -  Due to the government shut down we are being told many Airman & Family Readiness Centers to include their Air Force Aid sections will be closed. If you have an emergency travel situation or need funds to avoid privation please call the American Red Cross…


Air Force Space Command to Discontinue Space Surveillance…

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS, 08/13/2013)  -  Due to resource constraints caused by sequestration, Air Force Space Command officials have directed the 21st Space Wing to prepare to discontinue operations at the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1. Final decisions on all…


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