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A ride to remember, AF veteran helps keep memories alive

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:27pm
For four years now, retired Master Sgt. Rob Wilkins rides at the front of the pack from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Memorial during Rolling Thunder, an annual Memorial Day demonstration run through the capital.

Air Force leaders issue Memorial Day message

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:40am
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and their families

DOD sends UAV, 80 Airmen to help Nigerian search

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 2:56pm
The Defense Department's addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria's search for over 200 missing schoolgirls has turned the mission into an air operation. The UAV system and Air Force personnel were deployed not to Nigeria but to neighboring Chad under an agreement with the Chadian government.

Risk management central to Critical Days of Summer

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:57am
The 2014 Critical Days of Summer, May 23 - Sept. 2, focuses on risk management for all summer activities -- on and off duty. This year's theme, "Risk: Double checks, not second thoughts," reminds Airmen to be responsible wingmen and to take care of themselves, their families, and their teammates.

Air Force Week in Photos

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:14am
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.

USecAF touts Air Force capabilities at 30th Space Symposium

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 8:12am
At an annual gathering of civil, military and industry professionals from across the globe, Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning emphasized Air Force contributions through space and cyberspace. Fanning was the featured keynote speaker during the 30th Space Symposium dinner May 20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Behavioral health consultation now available in primary care clinics

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:34am
Airmen, dependents and veterans now have access to behavioral health services through their primary care manager, or PCM, at any military treatment facility, Air Force Medical Operations Agency officials report.

House approves Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:05am
When the founding members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, risked life and limb to help protect the home front during the early days of World War II, they weren’t looking for recognition. Some seven decades later, though, they’re receiving it, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote Monday afternoon to award CAP a Congressional Gold Medal for its volunteer service during the war, when more than 120,000 members stepped up to support the military effort and help keep the nation secure.

SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:40am
In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise.

Today's Air Force: CSAF speaks to Airmen, AF couple makes little girl's dreams come true

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:53am
Air Force Television News released a new edition of Today's Air Force on May 16.

May 16 – Pulse on AF force management

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:27am
The latest news on Air Force force management.

Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:27am
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.

DOD shows science, technology success despite hard year for workforce

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:47pm
Despite a year of workforce furloughs and dwindling budgets, the Defense Department’s science and technology enterprise reports advances ranging from a full hypersonic weapon system and high-energy lasers to light-based brain treatments and new core capabilities in cyber warfare, senior DOD officials told a Senate panel today.

Airman becomes part of presidential advisory commission

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:24am
With family, friends and co-workers in the audience the Air Force District of Washington executive officer sat among a group of leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, community waiting to be sworn into the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs May 6.

Comptroller notes progress in DOD financial management

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:16am
Despite financial uncertainties, the Defense Department has made significant progress in improving financial management, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee May 13 while in attendance with military senior leadership.