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Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

Space and Technology - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:06pm
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

AF starts with clean sweep in sitting volleyball

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:52pm
Competition began Sept. 28 at the 2014 Warrior Games with four games of sitting volleyball to start the round-robin tournament at the U.S. Olympic Training Center's Sports Centers 1 and 2. Air Force made it a clean sweep of their back-to-back games. The first game against Army provided a close competition as the Air Force won 2-1 (25-22, 17-25, 15-13). In the second game, facing-off against Special Operations, Air Force made it a quick 2-0 win (25-12, 25-16).


AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:04am
Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Oliver, Jr. is the Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany.  In this capacity, General Oliver assists the Director in crafting policy and strategy; developing theater  campaign, operational and  force posture plans; integrating international and African partner military


AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:50am
Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller is the Director, Education and Training, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia; and Commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which oversees 49 separate basic and advanced Army, Navy and Air Force enlisted medical courses of study, and graduates over 20,000

19th AF activates under AETC

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:07am
The Air Education and Training Command will re-activate a streamlined 19th Air Force Oct. 1, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Airmen deliver Ebola treatment facility to West Africa

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:17am
Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, partnered with representatives from the U.S. Public Health Service Sept. 26, to deliver a modular medical treatment center, as part of a government-wide effort to support humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations.


AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:17am
Brig. Gen. Robert J. Skinner is the Defense Information Systems Agency Chief of Staff.  General Skinner is responsible for coordinating the efforts of a 7,300-member organization and the management of a 10-billion-dollar-plus budget.  He directs staff efforts to provide effective global command, control and combat support systems for the President,


AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:45am
Gordon O. Tanner is the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Air Force and Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics Official for the Air Force in Washington, D.C. In this role, he provides oversight, guidance and direction for legal advice provided by more than 2,600 Department of the Air Force military and civilian lawyers worldwide.Prior to


AF Bios - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:14pm
Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Mr. Hatcher leads a staff managing cyberspace, information technology infrastructure and knowledge operations support to 24,000 personnel. He oversees command

2014 Warrior Games to kick off

AF News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:05am
Beginning Sept. 28, for seven days, 40 Air Force veteran athletes will compete head-to-head within various adaptive sports for the Warrior Games alongside more than 210 other warriors from the Air Force’s sister services, taking place at the Olympic Training Center, Fort Carson and Garry Barry Stadium at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 28th thru Oct. 4th.

U.S. military, partner nations conduct airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

AF News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 6:42pm
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Sept. 26 and 27, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces used attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.

Contracts for September 26, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:00pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

'Day in the Life' project showcases right Airman, right job, right time

AF News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:44am
The 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, spent months of pre-planning, coordination and post-production efforts to create a multimedia project titled, "Day in the Life of the 86th Airlift Wing" showing how the wing supports multiple Air Force, joint and international missions daily.

Air Force Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:25am
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.

AF wind turbine helps power missile warning radar

Space and Technology - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:31am
A wind turbine at Cape Cod Air Force Station, part of Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass., is partially powering one of the largest ground-based missile warning radars in the United States.

Contracts for September 25, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:01pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Hill AFB in midst of robust F-35 preparation

AF News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:49am
Hill AFB’s preparations for the F-35A Lightning II, totaling more than $100 million, with 23 projects to be completed between September 2014 and July 2015, and 36 total projects will be finished once construction concludes in 2019.


AF Bios - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:42am
Maj. Gen. Mike Compton is the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Pacific Air Forces is responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports 45,000 Airmen serving principally in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.General Compton is a


AF Bios - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:44am
Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider is the Assistant Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and Assistant Vice Commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. As such, the general assists with the development of contingency plans and the execution of air operations for the 20-nation U.S. Central Command area of


AF Bios - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:03am
Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton is Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va. His responsibilities include assisting the Director and Principal Deputy Director in managing the strategic and tactical operations of the NRO. Also, as the Commander, Air Force Element, he manages all Air Force personnel and resources assigned to the

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