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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

 

Around the Air Force: Flight Equipment / F-35A Integration / GI Bill TransferabilityOpen in a New Window

On today's look around the Air Force, Air Force flight equipment is being redesigned for female aviators, and for the first time, U.S. Air Force F-35As integrated operationally with Italian Air Force F-35As, making use of one of its main technological design features of interoperability. Also, service members who want to transfer Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to their spouse or dependent children will see some changes starting July 12th.

 

Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight testOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on June 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

 

Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old partsOpen in a New Window

One detachment at Barksdale Air Force Base has developed a way to take those unusable parts and create hands-on training opportunities for maintainers.
Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts

 

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 F-15E Strike Eagle shoots out flares

 

Air Force Recruiting sets the pace at Indy 500Open in a New Window

“We’re really happy to welcome the Air Force to the Andretti family for the Indy 500 with Conor and a full season across all our cars,” said Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport chairman and chief executive officer. “Having five American drivers represent the team at America’s biggest race was very special and we’re honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force. Having the Air Force with us, not just at Indy, but full season makes us very proud.”
Air Force partners with Indy 500

 

Around the Air Force: FAA Partnership / New Commander for AFMC / Exercise Delivers Humanitarian AidOpen in a New Window

In today's Around the Air Force, the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration collaborate to plus up the number of pilots in the industry, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch assumes command of Air Force Materiel Command, and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, plays a huge part in a training exercise and flexes it's C-17 Globemaster III dominance while delivering humanitarian aid to Peurto Plata, Dominican Republic.

 

Yesterday’s Air Force: WWII Heavy BombardmentOpen in a New Window

One of the costliest campaigns of World War II was the aerial bombing of the Axis powers in Europe. The American B-17 and B-24 bombers were the backbone of the Allied bombing campaign over Nazi occupied Europe.

 

Bunch takes commandOpen in a New Window

Amidst a sea of aviation history, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. assumed leadership of the Air Force Materiel Command during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Air Force, May 31.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein passes the flag to Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. as Bunch assumes command of Air Force Materiel Command during a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May 31, 2019. Bunch takes command of Air Force Materiel Command after serving as the Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

 

Air Force announces partnership with FAAOpen in a New Window

This effort aims to ensure the continued and long-range health and safety of the aviation industry by collaborating to inspire a passion for aviation in the next generation.

 

Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categoriesOpen in a New Window

The memo explains the proposed change and directs commanders to solicit and provide feedback from officers to major command commanders by July 31, with “a final recommendation due to the secretary and chief not later than 30 August 2019.”

 

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.
Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team stand at attention

 

SecAF Farewell / Wright-Patterson AFB Storm Damage / F-35 DeployOpen in a New Window

Today's look around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson's farewell, storm damage at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and F-35 Lightning II deployments to Aviano Air Base, Italy.

 

US, UAE fly to build interoperabilityOpen in a New Window

The U.S Air Force and the United Arab Emirates Air Force join together for a partnering flight in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. This flight was conducted to build military-to-military relationships and interoperability with the UAE.
A photo of two UAE aircraft and a US aircraft flying in formation.

 

Future narrowband satellite capability to transfer to Air ForceOpen in a New Window

In a memorandum dated May 28, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer announced the transfer of responsibility for future narrowband satellite communications.

 

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.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein smile

 

Need for speed: Air Force meets acquisition acceleration “Century Challenge” milestoneOpen in a New Window

The challenge to streamline and accelerate programs was put forth to the service’s acquisition community as the Air Force focuses on adversaries who are rapidly innovating.

 

Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretaryOpen in a New Window

She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”
Jay Hone, spouse of Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is presented an award by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the SECAF's farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 21, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

 

Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MITOpen in a New Window

Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.

 

Around the Air Force: B-52’s in Qatar / F-35 Training / Grand Forks RedesignationOpen in a New Window

Today's look around the Air Force - a U.S. bomber task force deployed to Al Udeid Air Base completed its first mission in mid-May, the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was chosen as a potential new F-35 training squadron, the Air Force is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving 11 F-35 Lightning A-II's to Nellis AFB, Nevada, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the redesignation of the 319th Air Base Wing at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, as the 319th Reconnaissance Wing.

 

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