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Defense

Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

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Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer. “This is the next step in our effort to integrate, normalize and elevate space operations in the Air Force,” said…

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A chip that scrambles

Posted October 2, 2017 by Benjamin Newell

The Air Force’s new Mini Crypto chip will secure communications and data between systems like unmanned aerial vehicles and explosive ordnance disposal robots, while being “losable.”

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DOD releases policy for civilian employee Phased Retirement Program

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Defense Department officials June 22 released a departmentwide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity. As more employees become eligible for retirement, the program will assist DOD components and agencies with the…

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USAF, RAAF integrate over Queensland

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of a routine Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission over south-east Queensland, Australia, June 19, 2018 (HST). The…

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AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. The Air Force is pursuing additional locations to help diversify assignment opportunities for personnel within the MQ-9 enterprise, provide increased opportunities for leadership from within…

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Air Force may join Army in refining multi-domain concept

Posted March 20, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle, senior leaders say, just a few weeks after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.

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Defense

1,000th pilot tames U-2 Dragon Lady

Posted September 7, 2016 by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan

The U-2 Dragon Lady reached a milestone in its 61 years of service, qualifying Maj. J.J., 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, as the 1,000th pilot to operate the aircraft, at Beale Air OFrce Base, Calif., Aug. 31, 2016.

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First MQ-9 model debuts at Tyndall Air Show

Posted April 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson An Airman assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing watches one of the air demonstrations performed during the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute Open House and Airshow April 22, 2017, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., debuted the model…

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The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17. “The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is…

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