AF News

34 ICBM launch officers implicated in cheating probe

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:07pm
Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Jan. 15. The revelations emerged during an investigation into alleged illegal drug possession, James said. The officers range in rank from second lieutenants to captains, and the alleged cheating occurred in the August and September timeframe.

Press briefing on ongoing Air Force investigation

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:16pm
Senior Air Force officials will brief the press at 2:30 p.m. EST today in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, will provide an update on the status of Air Force investigations into allegations of illegal drug possession made public last week.

Collection of ‘heroic’ Airmen stories to be released in February

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:15pm
The latest edition of an annual collection of heroic Airmen stories is slated to be released the first week of February, the project officer said Jan. 10. Portraits in Courage was designed to tell Airmen’s stories of courage, valor and heroism, Maj. John Baum said.

Airmen: The foundation of Air Force weapon systems

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 8:58am
How do you build an Air Force organization responsible for the acquisition and support of all aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic/cyber systems? You start with the people, of course.

New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:18pm
The Air Force’s most senior leader gave insight into her life and shared career advice with Airmen across the Air Force during her first town hall Jan. 9. Speaking from the Pentagon auditorium, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on lessons she’s learned, and encouraging Airmen to view challenges as opportunities.

CMSAF discusses force management with Langley Airmen

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:03pm
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody talked openly with Airmen about force management measures that will affect the future of the Air Force during his visit here Jan. 7-8.

New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:15pm
The Air Force will rely more on its Air National Guard and Reserve components in the future with the aim to preserve more capabilities as the service seeks to reduce its personnel , the service’s top leader said Jan.9.

Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:08am
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America.

Hagel visits Airmen, stresses importance of mission, gratitude

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:37am
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing here Jan. 9 to learn about the ICBM mission and the people who operate, maintain, secure and support the Minuteman III weapon system. Hagel also took time to speak to Airmen who were selected as top performers by their leadership during an Airmen's event here.

Sexual assault reports drop at service academies

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:31am
Reports of sexual assault decreased in two of the three military academies in academic year 2012-13, officials of the Defense Department's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said today.

Airmen’s identities released following fatal AF helicopter crash

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:56pm
Capt. Christopher S. Stover, Capt. Sean M. Ruane, Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews, and Staff Sgt. Afton M. Ponce were the HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew members killed in a crash on the Norfolk coast in England Jan. 7.

AF’s top leader to host online town hall

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:08am
The Air Force’s newest and most senior leader will hold a service-wide, online town hall meeting Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. EST, addressing issues relevant to today’s Airmen.

AF helicopter crashes in England

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 8:24pm
An Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed at about 6 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time Jan. 7 near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast in England.

AFNet PII breaches still a concern

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:00am
More than one month after Air Force Space Command's implementation of lock-out procedures for individuals found to have inappropriately transmitted Personally Identifiable Information, PII breaches still remain a significant issue.

CMSAF, wife visit air traffic control roots

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:34am
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, returned here Jan. 3 and 4 to visit the men and women of the 157th Air Refueling Wing nearly 23 years after leaving as young staff sergeants.

Latest Airman magazine now available

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 1:16pm
The January/February issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a Web browser.

AF to convene enhanced selective early retirement board in June

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:48pm
The Air Force will convene an enhanced selective early retirement board here June 16 to consider eligible officers for early retirement, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. ESERB, a new authority granted in the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, applies to regular, active-duty majors through colonels.

Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:48pm
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America.

Enlisted quality force review board to be held in May

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:01am
A quality force review board will convene here May 5-16 to consider eligible Airmen for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.

Ultimate resilience: Journey from South Sudan to American Airman

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 7:34am
Two million people died, four million were displaced and thousands fled civil war, but by faith and perseverance, one “lost boy” who is now an American Airman returns home.