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Around the Air Force: Aug. 4

Posted August 7, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, senior leaders release new priorities, F.E. Warren AFB Airmen launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and the Secretary of the Air Force discusses space funding at an Air Force Association dinner.

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F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond. According to the unclassified version of the Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan, released May 26, the gap between the U.S. military’s…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted August 29, 2016 by

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted December 30, 2016 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

Posted April 17, 2017 by

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted June 23, 2017 by

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

Posted February 5, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year’s program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year’s program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible. The program’s expansion coincides with Air Force…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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