Air Force

June 7, 2013

Air Force News – June 7, 2013

Air Force appoints first female chief scientist

The Air Force appointed the service’s first female chief scientist to lead the way in the technology and science fields.

Dr. Mica Endsley assumed her new duties and responsibilities as the 34th chief scientist Monday in support of Air Force senior leaders and Airmen across the service.

“Having served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for many years, I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with the current and several former Air Force chief scientists,” Endsley said. “I know this is a tremendous opportunity to help the Air Force excel in its goal of maintaining the critical technological edge that gives our Airmen a strategic advantage.”

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III emphasized the important role she’ll play in continuing the Air Force’s legacy of innovation.

“I’m pleased to have Dr. Endsley as a part of the Air Force team,” he said. “She follows in the footsteps of many superb minds that have advanced our technological edge and provided much-needed capabilities to our Airmen. Although she arrives at a very challenging time, I’m confident she’ll continue a proud legacy of chief scientists who use innovation and strong leadership to keep our Air Force the world’s finest.”

Successfully maintaining that technological edge Welsh mentioned is a key job, Endsley said, and she plans to use every available resource to effectively and cost efficiently get the job done in support of Airmen.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123351006

Alabama

In a collaborative training effort May 22 through 23, a group of six American and international astronauts participated in an abbreviated version of the Air University Leadership Reaction Course at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Japan

Japan Air Self Defense Force rescue squadron crews safely recovered the pilot who ejected from a Kadena-based F-15 aircraft May 27 over the Pacific Ocean approximately 70 miles east of Okinawa. The pilot is in stable condition and was evaluated at a military medical facility. The cause of the crash is yet to be determined.

Afghanistan

As the 2013 fighting season continues in Afghanistan, the Afghan National Security Forces can add yet another airpower capability to their ever increasing list: air attack from an Afghan air force Mi-35 HIND attack helicopter.

Afghanistan

From across Afghanistan, 22 U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy medical professionals gathered for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations training. Collecting forensic evidence from patients reporting sexual assault is essential. It can be used to identify an assailant, recent sexual contact and support an individual’s report.




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