Air Force

Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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Cody testifies to the readiness, resilience of Airmen, families

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the quality of life in the military before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill Feb. 26.

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Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted April 15, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

Posted December 4, 2015 by North American Aerospace Defense Command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched Dec. 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website (http://www.noradsanta.org/) is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German,…

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10 Questions on F-35A Lightning II

Posted June 24, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

The F-35A is on track to be declared initially operationally capable between August and December 2016.

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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted March 4, 2016 by Nathan Simmons

Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.

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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

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AF releases Form 910, implements forced distribution

Posted December 4, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The revised Air Force Form 910, Enlisted Performance Report (airman basic through technical sergeant); and interim change 3 to Air Force Instruction 36-2406, “Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems,” have been published on the Air Force e-Publishing website (http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/). The interim change codifies forced distribution of promotion recommendations for technical…

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F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kari Tilton

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready. Seven F-35A aircraft and 181 personnel from Hill’s active…

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F-35 to touch down at air shows around world

Posted March 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Aviation and F-35A Lightning II fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season.

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