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AETC partners with multiple MAJCOMs to create virtual aircraft maintenance hangarsOpen in a New Window

As part of its Integrated Technology Platform initiative, virtual training hangars are being built for the classroom and flightline with 3D Aircraft Mission Design Series environments for every airframe in AETC inventory, with robust augmented-reality capabilities and comprehensive instructor tools, with a goal to enable training anywhere and any time.
computer with 3D image with actual airplane in foreground

 

Department of the Air Force to consider military family support measures in future basing decisionsOpen in a New Window

The addition of these criteria aims to ensure locations under consideration have sufficient support for the unique needs of military families who relocate frequently.

 

SecAF visits RAF MildenhallOpen in a New Window

The 25th Secretary of the Air Force visited the air traffic control tower, fire station and various units within the 352 Special Operations Wing.
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett meets with Airmen from the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department during her visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, Feb. 13, 2020.  Barrett stopped at the air traffic control tower, fire station and various units within the 352 Special Operations Wing during her visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Milano)

 

Barrett outlines Air Force budget priorities, strategies for working with other servicesOpen in a New Window

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett united Feb. 21 with secretaries from the other military services, pledging to work closely to fulfill the mandates of the National Defense Strategy as well as advancing new, capabilities for warfighting, joint operations and ensuring superiority in space.
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, second from right, delivers remarks during a panel discussion with Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, second from left, and acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, right, hosted by Kathleen Hicks, left, senior vice president of the think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, at the center in Washington, D.C., Feb. 21, 2020. The service secretaries discussed their respective department’s posture and budget proposals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

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.
Pilot of an A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot conducts pre-flight checks

 

SecAF visits Incirlik ABOpen in a New Window

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited various U.S. facilities and met with Airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Feb. 15.
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett visited various U.S. facilities and met with Airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing Feb. 15.

 

Air Force commander awarded Military Service Award at BEYA 2020Open in a New Window

Founded in 2006, the Stars and Stripes dinner is a key event during the three-day Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global, Competitiveness conference. As one of the nation’s largest gatherings of top military and civilian federal government leaders, corporate sponsors, students, family and STEM advocates, the event focuses on building interest in STEM fields and recognizing the contributions of military men and women.
Col. Terrance A. Adams, commander of the 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., along with his sister, Felicia Johnson, accepted the Military Service Award from Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, at the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Stars and Stripes dinner, Feb. 14, 2020, Washington, D.C. Adams earned the award for his more than 14 years of service to BEYA and over 5,000 students reached. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

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.
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter flies over Aviano Air Base

 

Wanted: Ideas on Space Force members’ name, ranksOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Space Force is looking for feedback from U.S. military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called.

 

Last of the legendary World War II Flying Tigers diesOpen in a New Window

Frank Losonsky, who joined the First American Volunteer Group in May 1941, passed away from natural causes at the age of 99.

 

Newest F-35A squadron brings fifth-generation capabilities to Red FlagOpen in a New Window

The exercise, which takes place from Jan. 27-Feb. 15, is meant to give at least 10 combat-representative sorties to younger pilots to better prepare them for real combat against very capable adversaries. The 421st Fighter Squadron is the most recent squadron to transition to the F-35A in the 388th Fighter Wing.
A photo of Airmen on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base.

 

Blueprint Leadership Podcast with CMSAF Wright: Episode 4 Featuring CMSgt Manny PiñeiroOpen in a New Window

Chief Master Sergeant of The Air Force Kaleth O. Wright talks leadership, lessons learned, and shared experiences with Chief Master Sergeant Manny Piñeiro, Air Force Special Duty Manager for first sergeants.

 

Air Force’s proposed $169 billion budget focuses on ‘great power competition,’ readiness, establishing Space ForceOpen in a New Window

The spending plan for fiscal year 2021 carries a $900 million increase from the previous year. But unlike 2020, funding for 2021 is apportioned differently, with $153.6 billion directed to the Air Force and $15.4 billion for the Space Force.

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

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.
F-35A Lightning II pilots return after exercise

 

Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to brigadier generalOpen in a New Window

On Feb. 4, retired Col. Charles E. McGee found himself in the Oval Office at the White House being promoted to brigadier general by President Donald Trump.
President Donald J. Trump participates in the promotion pinning ceremony for State of the Union Gallery guest and Tuskegee Airman, retired Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, Feb. 4, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

315th AW delivers humanitarian aid to HondurasOpen in a New Window

The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo, donated by U.S. based non-governmental organizations, to developing nations.
Humanitarian mission helps those in need while providing training for AE, aircrew

 

USAFE welcomes Poland to European F-35 User's GroupOpen in a New Window

Poland is the ninth member of the European F-35 User’s Group, and the first country in Eastern Europe to transition to the F-35 Lightning II.
Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presents Inspector of the Polish Air Force, Maj Gen Jacek Pszczola, an official invitation to the European F-35 Users Group, in Dęblin, Poland, Jan. 31, 2020. The users group is a formal and persistent venue where members share information, lessons learned and best practices as the F-35 aircraft are acquired and fielded. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

 

Week in ReviewOpen in a New Window

This photo set highlights Air Force activities and achievements over the past week, and showcases the latest technology being developed to meet the needs of next-generation warfighters.
Virtual reality demonstration

 

DoD identifies Air Force casualtiesOpen in a New Window

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of two Airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

 

Air Force Reserve supports repatriation efforts at March Air Reserve BaseOpen in a New Window

Every passenger on board also received two screenings in China before departing, another upon arrival here, and they will continue to be screened throughout a voluntary, 3- to 14-day quarantine period here.