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Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:49am
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:35pm
Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders April 15 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Emancipation Hall.

AF report to Congress: Pursues retention of C-130Js at Keesler

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:55am
As part of a required Air Force report to Congress on the C-130 Hercules force structure, the Secretary of the Air Force released a force structure amendment pursuing the retention of 10 Air Force Reserve Command C-130J aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base.

F-35 program ‘on right track,’ director says

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:43am
Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14.

AF announces KC-46A candidate bases

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:45pm
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 location.

AF Reserve celebrates 67 years of service

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:23am
For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday, but to members of the Air Force Reserve it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission.

Q&A with the CMSAF

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:04am
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base from March 31 to April 2. During his visit, Cody met with Airmen to discuss morale, welfare, and the future of the Air Force. Before his departure, the 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs office had the opportunity to sit down with him for a short interview.

Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 5:38am
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

SECDEF honors military children at Yokota AB

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:05pm
In Japan, the secretary held a military family town hall at Yokota Air Base to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child, established in 1986 by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.

Preventing child abuse is everyone’s responsibility

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:11am
The Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, and also recognizes this time of year as it pertains to a more sobering topic: National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

CSAF describes Air Force of the future

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:00pm
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.

AF sexual assault prevention: moving in the right direction

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:03am
“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, all I could see were my mistakes. Why did I go to that party? Why did I accept the drink? Why did I laugh at their jokes? Why didn’t I scream?”

Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:27pm
Established by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the Month of the Military Child recognizes some 1.9 million U.S. military children ranging in age from infants to 18 years old, who have one or both parents serving in the armed forces.