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Airman, family injured in Brussels bombings

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 2:27pm
A U.S. Airman from Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands and members of the Airman’s family were injured in an attack at the Brussels airport March 22, Air Force officials confirmed.

Tuskegee Airmen 75th anniversary: Documentary trailer

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 8:14am
March 22 is the 75th anniversary of the activation of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 99th Pursuit Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen. This trailer is part of a documentary that will be released on AF.mil this July.

AF space leader attends AFA breakfast

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:13am
The Air Force deputy undersecretary for space spoke on the importance of safeguarding the space enterprise during an Air Force Association breakfast on March 17 at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

Andrews Airmen enable Obama’s historic Cuba visit

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 2:20pm
President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on the iconic Air Force One on March 20, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country in nearly 90 years. While world leaders and citizens tuned into national news broadcasts of the visit, the men and women of the 89th Airlift Wing continued their no-fail mission, executing a variety of tasks.

Event recognizes importance of wingmen all year #notjustApril

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 2:27pm
Senior leaders kicked off the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response #notjustApril campaign March 17 during an event at the Pentagon.

ACC commander addresses RPA health to Senate Armed Services Committee

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 5:25am
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, addressed plans to improve the health of the Air Force remotely piloted aircraft enterprise March 16 during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee’s Airland subcommittee in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on Air Force RPAs and Army unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the committee’s review of the 2017 defense budget.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 5:16am
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.

Air Force leaders present FY 2017 budget request

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 6:58am
The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 national defense authorization budget request, and explained how it directly supports the branch’s top three priorities.

Goldfein addresses readiness, budget

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:20pm
Military vice chiefs testified about the current state of readiness of U.S. forces before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on Capitol Hill March 15.

Louisiana guardsmen rescue thousands in floods

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 6:35am
Louisiana National Guardsmen have rescued more than 4,000 people in the floods that have inundated the state over the past week, a state Guard spokesman said. About 1,200 Louisiana Army and Air National Guard members have been mobilized and are working with local partners to support the mission

Goldfein: Optimistic about future of airpower

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:09am
Equals part challenge and opportunity -- that’s how Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein described as the current state of the Air Force March 10 during a Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C.

TAAC-Air work with Afghan AF to build sustainable force

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 8:06am
A small group of Train Advise Assist Command–Air advisors make up the 441st and 442nd air expeditionary advisory squadrons at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Both squadrons are focused on working shoulder to shoulder with the Afghan Air Force to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force.

James visits Luke AFB for more insight on F-35 ops

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 2:00pm
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James met with Airmen to gain a better understanding of Luke Air Force Base’s mission with a focus on F-35 Lightning II operations, and its maintenance and training facilities March 9-10. During her first visit to the base, James held an all call where she took time to thank Airmen and give her impressions of Luke AFB.

Yesterday’s Air Force: Operation Tomodachi

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:38am
Operation Tomodachi was the U.S. and Japanese response to the devastation brought by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, and tsunami, that struck off the coast of Japan. Airmen from all over the Pacific helped in the recovery efforts.

Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:16am
The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission requirements, an area Air Force senior leaders have been vocal about, expressing their desires to continue to expand total force integration.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:01am
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.