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Air Force Announces KC-46A Candidate Bases

APRIL 15, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina; Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts; and Grissom ARB, Indiana are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus…


Navy, Air Force Collaboration Benefits Babies, Taxpayers…

APRIL 13, 2015, PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS)  -  By combining resources in a joint initiative between Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and the 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, more than $1.5 million of taxpayer money has been saved in less than a year. This joint venture means Air…


CSAF Describes Air Force of the Future

APRIL 9, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  In the future, the Air Force’s core missions will probably not change, but the way they are carried out will, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on April 8. Welsh, speaking to the Defense Writers Group, said the Air Force’s…


Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention: Moving in the…

APRIL 8, 2015, By Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden, 15th Wing Public Affairs -  “I was raised in a household where you take responsibility for your own actions and don’t blame others for your downfalls,” said Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Thorburn. “Instead of seeing a crime that had occurred,…


Air Force Updated Policy Further Promotes Tobacco-Free…

APRIL 2, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas.” Now, an updated Air Force instruction, published in…


Climate Survey is Opportunity to Share Opinions with…

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  The Total Force Climate Survey, available from March 13 to April 27, offers active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen a chance to express their opinions, perceptions and suggestions to help leaders improve their…


Air Force Releases Results of Space Launch Process…

MARCH 24, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force announced March 23, that the phase one results of the independent review panel tasked by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to review the process for certifying SpaceX as an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) provider.


Air Force Announces OTS Rated Selection Board Results…

MARCH 23, 2015, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  A total of 228 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer’s commission, officials announced March 20. Air Force Recruiting Service…


Air Force Funds Research for Remotely Piloted Aircraft…

MARCH 20, 2015, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS)  -  Although the development of remotely piloted aircraft began in the 1950s, they are increasingly used by both military and commercial customers and provide a promising new chapter in the history of aviation.


Air Force Officer Training School Eliminates Component…

MARCH 16, 2015, MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala.  -  The Air Force Officer Training School here has removed all service component distinctions from its line officer commissioning courses. Regular Air Force and Reserve cadets no longer receive their commissions through Basic Officer Training…


Air Force Waives Renters Insurance Obligation in Privatized…

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS)  -  Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate…


Air Force Research Will Improve Camera for Targeting…

MARCH 9, 2015, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS)  -  In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view (WFOV) imaging seekers…


Air Force Responds to National Commission on the Structure…

MARCH 5, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in…


Priorities of Air Force Acquisition Outlined at Symposium…

FEBRUARY 19, 2015, ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS)  -  Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force’s top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13,…


Air Force Chief of Staff Shares ‘Random Thoughts’…

FEBRUARY 13, 2015, ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS)  -  Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III shared his thoughts on where the Air Force is, where it’s going and how it’s going to get there with an audience of Airmen, industry representatives and Air Force supporters during his…


Leaders Discuss Combat Air Forces Future at Symposium…

FEBRUARY 13, 2015, ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS)  -  Four senior Air Force leaders gathered here Feb. 12, to discuss the key issues facing the nation’s Combat Air Forces. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, joined Gen. Frank Gorenc, the commander of U.S Air Forces Europe-Air…


Air Force Conducts Massive Protected MILSATCOM Test…

FEBRUARY 11, 2015, SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS)  -  The Air Force concluded a six-month rigorous and complex multiservice operational test and evaluation of its Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)system in January at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.


vESD 2.0 Rolls Out Air Force Wide

FEBRUARY 11, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  A brand new version of the Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (version 2.0) is now available on unclassified computer desktops on the Air Force network. The vESD is an application on the desktop that empowers computer users to resolve minor information…


Air Force Presents FY 16 Budget Request

FEBRUARY 4, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander…


Air Force Assistance Fund in Full Swing

FEBRUARY 4, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign has kicked off and will run until May 1. Air Force bases worldwide are participating in this fundraising event which raises money for four Air Force charities - Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village,…


Air Force Risks Becoming Too Small to Succeed Under…

JANUARY 29, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness…


Air Force Senior Leadership Addresses Need to Stabilize…

JANUARY 16, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  During a State of the Air Force address held at the Pentagon, Jan 15, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced immediate preliminary steps to develop a get-well plan to improve the health of the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise…


Air Force, DoD Switch HOMES

JANUARY 13, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Defense Department website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing…


US Air Force’s European Consolidation Results…

JANUARY 9, 2015, RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS)  -  The Office of the Secretary of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) review Jan. 8, which will realign several missions in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) within…


Air Force Government Travel Cards Receive Tech Upgrade…

JANUARY 7, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased…


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