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AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:43am
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood watch capability.”

AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:18am
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23.

AF selects 460 for promotion to captain

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:14am
The 2014A Line of the Air Force, Chaplain Corps, Judge Advocate General Corps, Nurse Corps, Medical Services Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly captain selection process selected 460 first lieutenants for promotion to captain July 18.

Air Force focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:41pm
In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21.

Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:51am
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.

Wanted: Airmen selfie videos

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:29pm
Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!

Air Force will provide assured access to space

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:11am
Gen. William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, stressed the importance of maintaining assured access to space to the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during a hearing on the options for assuring domestic access to space, July 16.

‘Like watching your kid grow up’: B-2 Spirit 25th anniversary

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:23am
The first B-2 Spirit to "slip the surly bonds of earth" celebrates its 25th anniversary of flight July 17, providing the Airmen and civilians who work with the airframe a chance to reflect on the strategic impact 20 aircraft can have in the entire Defense Department arsenal.

Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:10am
Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII.

Air Force to highlight S&T priorities at industry event

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:54am
Creating tomorrow's Air Force is a delicate balance. It requires a mix of science and technology, or S&T, investment to meet current warfighter needs, as well as cutting edge research to develop revolutionary capabilities which today's Airmen can only imagine, and may not see fielded this decade.

Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:41am
Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14.

Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:38am
The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 11. The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs; increase efficiencies; eliminate redundant activities; improve effectiveness and business processes; and will help meet the Defense Department’s directive to reduce costs and staff levels by at least 20 percent.

ISR Agency becomes part of newest Numbered Air Force

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:38am
The Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency is being realigned from Headquarters Air Force as a Field Operating Agency to become part of a new operational Numbered Air Force, or NAF, under Air Combat Command, or ACC, officials said July 11.

Roll Call: One Air Force

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:55am
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody released the latest installment of Roll Call, explaining to Airmen the importance of being “one Air Force” that encompasses active, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen.

AF moves forward with future bomber

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:54pm
The U.S. Air Force released its Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, request for proposal to industry July 9 with a contract award expected in spring 2015.