The USO volunteer force brings hope to service members in every corner of the planet, said Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the 2015 USO Gala and awards ceremony Oct. 20.
At least seven Airmen from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron and the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron recently completed renovations to a gymnasium locker room at Liceul Teoretic Alexei Mateevici School here.
Getting stranded behind enemy lines is a concern during every combat mission and one aircraft set the standard for combat search and rescue during the Vietnam War -- the Sikorsky HH-3E.
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $784,289,883 fixed-price incentive contract with options to develop, deploy, test, and operate a Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). The LRDR will provide persistent discrimination capability to the Ballistic Missile Defense system to support the
Every day, Air Force organizations and personnel are reminded of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity, and how integrating them into day-to-day operations helps protect proprietary and sensitive information from disclosure, espionage and exploitation.
An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19.
Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon's press secretary said.
Richard K. Hartley is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. He is responsible for the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets to meet Air Force installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health objectives. Mr. Hartley began his
CONTRACTS ARMY Jacobs Technology Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, was awarded a $45,000,000 modification (0003) to contract W52P1J-13-D-0041 for global logistics and support services to the Army Sustainment Command Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) and Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC- RI) LOGCAP and Reachback Divisions.
Airmen deployed from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron recently completed their 32nd F-16 Fighting Falcon phase inspection, ensuring the aircraft can complete the combat airpower mission here.
The takeoff of the New York Air National Guard's LC-130 Hercules ski-equipped aircraft here Oct. 16 marked the official start of the 109th Airlift Wing's 28th season of support to science research at the South Pole.
In this week's episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis talks about the guidelines for personal social media pages.
Maj. Gen. Karen A. Rizzuti is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; and Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. General Rizzuti was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1986, and has held a variety of space operations positions including command and
Jack L. Blackhurst, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Plans and Programs Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The directorate is responsible for enabling the alignment of S and T resources to overcome the challenges of today’s Air Force and shape the Air Force
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Labatt Food Service, San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $18,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity bridge contract for a full line of food distribution. This was a sole-source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). This is a 362-day bridge contract.
More than 1,000 people attended a memorial service Oct. 16 to honor two Hanscom Air Force Base Airmen killed earlier this month when the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft they were on crashed shortly after takeoff from Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
It’s a tough job trying to predict Mother Nature and when it comes to weather, everyone’s a critic. Thinking the day holds nothing but sun and your picnic gets rained out can be aggravating. Now try to tell a pilot he can’t fly because the weather patterns shifted. This dilemma is something deployed weather forecasters face every day.
"I do understand that it is a scary process for a lot of people to actually sit in that chair, have a needle put in and feel like a part of you is draining out, but you have to understand that it just takes a small part of you to make a whole of someone else," said 1st Lt. Fanita Schmidt, who credits a blood transfusion she had as a child to saving her life.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III wrapped up a visit here by holding a town hall-style meeting where he opened up to the base's Airmen.
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex is finalizing a strategic plan to integrate 3-D printing technology into nearly every aspect of its airpower sustainment mission.