The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952.
U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses joined French aircraft and ground troops from a dozen nations to kick off a close air support exercise in the Mediterranean March 7.
The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the SES-9 communications satellite March 4 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
At the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the newest bomber addition to the Air Force’s long history of aircraft, the B-21. Now it’s up to you to name it.
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin, Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $116,820,526 modification (P00007) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8682-16-C-0005 for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program. Contractor will provide JASSM production, system upgrades, integration,
William D. Bailey, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the System Program Director for the Long Range Strike Bomber at the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He leads all government program office efforts with industry to develop the new bomber and
The Air Force’s top two senior leaders testified before the House Appropriations Committee on Defense March 2 and the Senate Armed Services Committee March 3. They attested to the critical need of readiness. With less than half of the Air Force’s combat forces prepared for a high-end fight, the senior leaders agreed adjustments need to be made to support the changing world and combatant commanders’ requirements.
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.
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Bhate Environmental Associates Inc., Birmingham, Alabama (FA8903-16-D-0040); Hydrogeologic Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8903-16-D-0044); NorthWind, Idaho Falls, Idaho (FA8903-16-D-0045); EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc., PBC, Hunt Valley, Maryland (FA8903-16-D-0046); Aerostar SES LLC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The Air Force has selected 1,467 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.
Brig. Gen. William P. West is the Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Capt. Trung Nguyen was born the year the first of the latest series of GPS satellites was blasted into space. Twenty seven years later, the Airman helped process the final GPS IIF satellite, worth about $131 million, before it was launched on an Atlas V rocket in early February.
First lady Michelle Obama had a message for women veterans March 2: “Tell your story.” The first lady and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, attended an annual Women’s History Month reception, honoring women veterans and hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
CONTRACTS NAVY Fed Con/South Bay JV,* San Diego, California (N62473-16-D-1858); KKP Electrical Contractors LLC, doing business as Mountain Power Electrical Contractors,* Boise, Idaho (N62473-16-D-1859); NEI Contracting and Engineering Inc.,* Chula Vista, California (N62473-16-D-1860); Procal Electric Inc.,* Twentynine Palms, California
CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed amount of $156,596,386 to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for USS Essex (LHD-2) fiscal 2016 phased maintenance availability (PMA). The PMA includes
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $769,511,730 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0114) for recurring logistics sustainment services support for delivered F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air
B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived in Europe Feb. 27, in preparation for their participation in a large-scale NATO training exercise.
Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.
CONTRACTS ARMY Harris Corp., Rochester, New York (W15P7T-16-D-0002); Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa (W15P7T-16-D-0003); and General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona (W15P7T-16-D-0004), were awarded a $12,725,724,536 maximum firm-fixed-price, multiple award task order contract for Manpack radios, accessories, and related
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the quality of life in the military before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill Feb. 26.