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Secretary praises, thanks veterans, service members

AF News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:49am
Every year, we set aside Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who've served our country in uniform. We celebrate veterans from generations past. We welcome a new generation of veterans home from war. And we thank our future veterans, still serving at home and abroad.

Contracts for November 10, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:01pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:00pm
Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, on Nov. 7, 2014 to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights.

Health Benefits Program open season dates set

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:54am
Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program will run Nov. 10 through Dec. 8, officials announced recently.

Commentary: Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:50am
In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that number continues to climb. Thank you and keep the great ideas flowing.

ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:37am
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to meet this new operational demand, Air Force officials answered the call back in 2008 by rapidly acquiring and deploying the MC-12W Liberty.

Veterans in Blue Volume V out now

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:38am
For decades, Airmen have answered the call to serve and protect the nation’s interests, people and cherished freedoms that underpin it all, risking their lives for others, and thus, becoming heroes in the eyes of those they protected.

Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:17am
Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits.

BRIGADIER GENERAL MARY HIGLEY HITTMEIER

AF Bios - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:11am
Brig. Gen. Mary Higley Hittmeier serves as Mobilization Assistant to the Superintendent, U.S.  Air Force Academy, Colorado. The Air Force's Academy is responsible for creating leaders of character for the Air Force and the nation.The general was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at St. Michael's College, Winooski,

BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID S. NAHOM

AF Bios - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:14am
Brig. Gen. David S. Nahom is the Director, Regional Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He manages the Air Force's direct liaison with foreign government officials, Washington agency counterparts, and representatives of the aerospace industry to

Senior leaders, Airmen gather to focus on mobility mission

AF News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:17am
More than 1,400 Air Force senior leaders and Airmen from across the mobility enterprise attended the 2014 Airlift/Tanker Association and Air Mobility Command Symposium from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.

LIEUTENANT GENERAL STEVEN L. KWAST

AF Bios - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:31am
Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast is Commander and President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He provides full spectrum education, research, and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education, and academic degree granting. He leads the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air

MAJOR GENERAL STEVEN L. KWAST

AF Bios - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:31am
Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast is Commander and President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He provides full spectrum education, research, and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education, and academic degree granting. He leads the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air

DEVIN L. CATE

AF Bios - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:30am
Devin L. Cate, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for policy, resources and oversight of developmental and operational testing, and is a focal point for foreign materiel acquisition and exploitation. He oversees a $4 billion Air Force test

Contracts for November 07, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:02pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

AF awards new launch, test range service contract

Space and Technology - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:58am
The Air Force awarded the Launch and Test Range Integrated Service Contract (LISC) to RGNext on Nov. 6. The total contract value, including all potential options and potential award fee is $2 billion. LISC will provide the government with a single prime contractor responsible and accountable for operations, organizational- and depot-level maintenance, as well as sustainment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

AF leaders share Veterans Day message

AF News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:44am
Air Force senior leaders sent a Veterans Day letter to all Airmen, reminding them to proudly uphold the legacy of service interwoven in the Air Force's fabric. Airmen were thanked for their service and encouraged to thank fellow veterans on this day of remembrance.

Air Force Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:54am
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.

Tyndall AFB pilot found, recovered

AF News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:23am
Tyndall officials reported that the remains of the F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot involved in a tragic accident Nov. 7 have been recovered from the Gulf of Mexico.

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROY-ALAN C. AGUSTIN

AF Bios - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:00am
Brig. Gen. Roy-Alan C. Agustin is the Director of Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.  He is responsible for ensuring the command's 14 bases, 10 ranges and more than 300 operating locations support the operational and training needs of more than 1,000 aircraft, 22 wings and 79,000

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